About Nicole Pearce

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Take our survey! Patient Experiences With Obesity Treatment: Saxenda

2020-11-06T18:16:34-05:00 November 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

With the recent publication of new Clinical Practice Guidelines for obesity, a few things have become very clear.  First, obesity is a chronic disease, characterized by excess or abnormal adipose tissue that impairs health.  It is a disease that negatively impacts [...]

What it’s like to grow up in a larger body: A letter to parents

2020-11-06T15:07:58-05:00 November 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Dear Parents, Fat. Chubby. Overweight. Too big.  How do you feel when you read those words?  We know that many parents worry about their children’s weight. Our parents did. You see, we grew up in larger bodies. But sometimes, we felt [...]

Public Health Agency of Canada lists obesity as a risk factor for more severe COVID-19 illness and outcomes

2020-10-09T10:50:01-04:00 October 9th, 2020|Categories: covid-19|Tags: , , , , |

By: Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Obesity Canada has been advocating for the consideration of the needs of people living with obesity in COVID-19 pandemic responses.  Recognizing that [...]

Member Profile

2020-10-06T13:06:11-04:00 October 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Today's member profile comes from Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew, PhD, R. Psych., Werklund Research Professor, University of Calgary . Dr. Russell-Mayhew sits on the Obesity Canada EveryBODY Matters Collaborative committee.  Dr. Russell-Mayhew is a professor and registered psychologist with a research program [...]

Webinar Series – Adult Obesity Guidelines: What’s New? Part 2

2020-11-16T12:28:19-05:00 September 28th, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , |

REGISTER HERE! Miss the live presentation? Purchase the recording here! Adult Obesity Guidelines Webinar Series - Part 2 Obesity Canada, the University of Alberta’s Office of Lifelong Learning and the authors of the new Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines [...]

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