Blog by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy, Obesity Canada At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Obesity Canada and its partners made a call to action to consider the intersection of weight bias, obesity stigma and COVID-19 and [...]
Public Health Agency of Canada lists obesity as a risk factor for more severe COVID-19 illness and outcomes
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 [...]
Blog post written by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we have observed an increase in weight biased memes and fat jokes as well as a lot of posts about individuals feeling worried or anxious about gaining weight during [...]
COVID-19 Prompts Changes for Upcoming Exam In response to COVID-19 concerns, the American Board of Obesity Medicine is adjusting its requirements for the 2021 test cycle to ensure that physicians may still apply to sit for the 2021 certification exam. For the 2021 [...]
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Today's blog comes from Dr. Sue Pedersen. Dr. Pedersen is a medical doctor, specialist in Endocrinology & Metabolism, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine in Calgary, Alberta. As blogged last week, obesity is emerging as a risk [...]
We are aware of the concerns raised by the Coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19), and our thoughts are with everyone who has been directly affected. The health and wellbeing of our members is of utmost importance. Recommendations from the Centres [...]