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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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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Americans Concerned about Their Weight, but Don't Understand Link to a Healthy Heart

A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough - or anything - to combat their own weight issues. The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds, yet less than half (43 percent) of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight and 40 percent of those who describe themselves as overweight or obese say they aren't careful about which foods they eat.

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10 Weight Loss Affirmations to Motivate and Retain Patients (Free Download - Back By Popular Demand)

We are soon going to be entering one of the toughest seasons for weight loss patients: WINTER. As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach, dieters may find themselves losing momentum, and falling victim to winter weight gain.

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Preoperative Weight Loss and the Benefits for the Patient and the Surgeon - Free White Paper

The growing number of high-risk patients being referred for bariatric surgery in the U.S. keeps growing annually. With that in mind, Robard has prepared a new, free white paper on preoperative weight loss and the benefits for the patient and the surgeon. Download it now

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How Hormone Havoc Prevents Weight Loss

Have you ever thought there must be more to losing weight than just dieting and exercise? Well, it turns it you are right! Gaining and losing weight can be due to many things, for example: Sleep deprivation, nutritional imbalances, genetics, environmental toxins, gut flora imbalances, food addictions, allergies, and inflammation. (1) Frequently ignored is the impact of hormones on weight and metabolism. Hormones determine what your body does with food; therefore, balanced hormones are crucial to controlling weight.

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