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Welcome to the #obsm community

Bringing together advocates, health care professionals, and people affected by obesity

The obesity social media (#obsm) community is dedicated to increasing awareness of and improving access to unbiased, evidence-based obesity treatments.

Since the #obsm chat was launched by five physicians in 2016, the #obsm leadership team has expanded to include patients, advocates, and allied health professionals. In addition to monthly chats, the #obsm hashtag unites all who are committed to ending the stigma surrounding obesity and supporting individuals with this disease.

Recent Blog Posts

Every chat is preceded by a blog post describing the planned topic and questions.

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13 Oct, 2018

October 2018 #obsm chat. Is Weight Regain Inevitable?

October 2018 #obsm chat.  Is Weight Regain Inevitable?   Like it or not, the brain and body are wired for survival.  This impacts many functions, and one of the most important yet frustrating examples of this involves weight loss

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03 Sep, 2018

September 2018 #obsm chat: How You Talk To Yourself Matters -- You’re Always Listening!

Blog September 2018 #obsm chat: How You Talk To Yourself Matters -- You’re Always Listening! Our capacity for independent thought is what makes us human. Our thoughts inform our actions, create our conversations and formulate our to-do

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04 Aug, 2018

August 2018 #obsm chat: How do you choose a bariatric procedure?

August 2018 #obsm chat: How do you choose a bariatric procedure?   About one-third of adults in the United States have obesity. Diet and exercise are frequently suggested to help people lose unwanted or unhealthy weight. However, only ~5% of

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Latest Transcripts

While each monthly chat is only an hour long, tweets are archived for later review

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10 Sep, 2018

September 2018 #obsm chat: How You Talk To Yourself Matters -- You’re Always Listening!

September 2018 #obsm chat: How You Talk To Yourself Matters -- You’re Always Listening!

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13 Aug, 2018

August 2018 #obsm chat: How do you choose a bariatric procedure?

August 2018 #obsm chat: How do you choose a bariatric procedure?

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09 Jul, 2018