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July 2013


Your Weight Matters Magazine Summer Issue Now Available Online! 


Have you ever wondered if a certain medication may be impacting your weight? Is parking farther away or taking the stairs up to your office actually that beneficial to your health? Why do comfort foods seem to make us feel better, and how can we avoid this trap? These are just a few of the many fascinating topics covered in the latest issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine!




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Special YWM2013 Offer Inside!


On page nine of the current issue, you will find special-offer coupons for a lower registration cost at the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention! Coupons may be applied only to new registrations by phone only. To redeem your coupon and register, please contact the OAC at 800-717-3117. If you are interested in joining the OAC for #YWM2013, take advantage of these special savings! To view the full 2013 Summer issue, please click here


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Your Weight Matters Magazine is the official publication of the OAC, and each issue features articles about a variety of weight-related topics to offer relevant education. The magazine also features a special section, “OAC Members Matters” where members share their weight-related struggles and triumphs, and why they value their membership with the OAC. A printed subscription to Your Weight Matters Magazine, one of the most sought-after resources provided by the OAC, is included in the cost of a yearly membership. Other membership benefits with the OAC include the members-only e-newsletter Members Make a Difference, e-news alerts to inform you of the latest important topics on weight and health, and access to all of the OAC’s printed educational materials. For more information on full OAC member benefits and to become a member of the OAC, click here.



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  • Exercise throughout the week, not just a few days in a row, in order to increase the health benefits.
  • Taking a short walk after meals can benefit your health and reduce risk of diabetes.
  • Google has released a new search feature that generates nutrition label facts when you search for food items.
  • If you’re crunched for time, a shorter, more intense workout still has many benefits for your body.


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Support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act - On June 19, 2013, U.S. Senators, Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and U.S. Representatives, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), introduced S. 1184/HR 2415, the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.


This important legislation aims to give Medicare recipients improved access to obesity treatment by encouraging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the type of providers who can provide obesity screening and counseling services, along with adding coverage for drug therapy to treat obesity under Medicare Part D.


While this legislation directly impacts Medicare recipients, it is important for everyone because insurance companies often follow decisions made for Medicare. If passed, it could improve coverage of obesity treatments for people all over the country. 


To find out more about this new legislation, and contact your local representatives today, please click here.


Attention Healthcare Professionals: Continue Your Education at #YWM2013 The 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention this August 15-18 in Phoenix, is your opportunity to learn what your patients learn while earning up to 14 CE credits! Convention is the country’s premier educational event on weight and health, with more than 40 educational topics offered on this year’s Program Agenda.


Patients from all over the country come together at Convention to learn the latest evidence-based weight management techniques—and you are invited to join in this amazing educational experience.


While Convention is a patient-focused event, healthcare providers have the opportunity to continue their education and gain knowledge to better care for their patients. This is an opportunity to become fully engaged with your patients’ care and learn the most effective tools to help them successfully manage their weight and health.


Register now to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience which will benefit both you and your patients!


Treating Obesity as a Disease Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) classified obesity as a disease in a landmark decision that will have tremendous impact on healthcare regulations and public policy.


The new classification means more emphasis on advancing treatment options for obesity and may help impact the public perception of obesity as a problem of personal responsibility. 


The OAC has long maintained that obesity is a disease contributed to by a variety of factors, both environmental and genetic. This is great progress in the right direction, and the new recognition by the AMA is an important step in helping people gain greater access to necessary healthcare and treatment options for obesity. With the new legislation introduced on a national level, and rising standards among the medical professionals to take-on the disease of obesity, June marked a month of major, positive steps toward improving the health of our nation.

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