How to Start the Weight Management Conversation with Your Patients

“Well, the doctor didn’t say anything during my visit, so it must not be a problem.”

Those are the thoughts of many patients as they leave their doctor’s office after another visit where their weight was not discussed. Medical providers have the dubious task of making sure they address their patients’ health issues to the best of their ability. And in the politically correct world we live in today, they also must be inoffensive while doing so.

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The Link Between Women, Obesity, and Cancer

The link between obesity and cancer is well-established.

Attributable to anthropometric and lifestyle factors, people with obesity often have comorbidities and other conditions that predispose them to cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research found strong evidence that being overweight or obese throughout adulthood increases the risk of multiple types of cancer, including esophageal, pancreatic, liver, colorectal, endometrial, kidney, and breast (in postmenopausal women). Further, being overweight or obese increases the risk for other cancers, including gallbladder, liver, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cervical, ovarian, stomach, and mouth, pharynx and larynx.

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Webinar: The Importance, Effectiveness & Safety of Meal Replacements in the Treatment of Obesity - A Dietitian's Perspective

In this Robard Corporation webinar, Heather Boyd, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Weight Management and Obesity, and a Certified Diabetes Educator from Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Medical Weight Loss Program in Frederick, Maryland, discusses the use of meal replacements in the treatment of patients with obesity.

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The 7 R’s of Operating a Successful Weight Management Program

We recently shared with you the Robard Blog article “9 Insider Secrets to Running an Effective and Profitable Weight Management Center,” inspired by Robard’s Business Development and Territory Sales Manager teams, who help our customers successfully operate their weight management businesses every day.

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9 Insider Secrets to Running an Effective and Profitable Weight Management Center

Who would know better than Robard’s own Business Development and Territory Sales Managers exactly what makes a weight management center successful? After all, between them, there are over 100 years of experience, as these are the same professionals who help our customers successfully operate their weight management businesses every day.

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3 Considerations for Better Elective Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcomes for Obese Patients – White Paper, Free Download

On the rise? The obesity epidemic, longer lifespans, and joint replacements.

A new white paper from Robard Corporation explores considerations and solutions for better elective total joint arthroplasty outcomes for patients with obesity, including:

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3 Business Reasons You Should Offer Weight Management Treatment for Your Patients

Obesity levels in the United States are a significant concern, as the most recently available obesity statistics, based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data, on a state-wide basis, find that seven U.S. states have adult obesity rates that exceed 35 percent.

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Improve Obese Patient Outcomes: The Missing Puzzle Piece


Obesity is the fastest growing health problem in the United States. It’s also proving to be among the most deadly. It kills more Americans every year than AIDS, cancer and all accidents combined. It is the second leading cause of preventable death just below smoking. In fact, 67 percent of the population that are either overweight or obese have a greater probability of developing hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This translates to over 300,000 deaths per year from obesity related complications.1

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Candy, Cake and Tempting Delights. How Can You Compete?

The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year can be the most challenging for your staff and your patients. There’s temptation around every corner — saboteurs are everywhere and, as a result, many patients fall victim to the mentality that “no‐one can maintain a diet during this time of year.”  This mindset causes a chain of negative events that result in lost retention, decreased program effectiveness, lost revenue and momentum within your business.

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Men More Likely to Lose Weight on a Diet than Women?

This might be a story you have heard before: a husband and wife go on a diet. They eat the same meals, take in the same calories, exercise at the same time… but then somehow, hubby drops 10 pounds in two weeks while wifey loses maybe half of that. What gives? Well, as it turns out, a recent study shows that there does seem to be a gender component when it comes to weight loss that gives men an edge.

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