Press Releases

4th Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) Had Record Participation in an Effort to Change the Way We Care about Obesity

Tampa, Fla. – Patient Stories Day on October 13th, 2018, marked the end of another successful National Obesity Care Week.  NOCW is a national campaign aimed to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based…...

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Improving Lives One Surgery at a Time – National Obesity Care Week’s Bariatric Surgery Day Emphasizes the Safety of and Need for this Proven Treatment Option

Tampa, Fla. – Bariatric Surgery has proven to be one of the safest and most effective treatments for severe obesity. However, patient access to this treatment option is limited throughout the U.S. To help address this issue, National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), in collaboration with Ethicon, Leavitt Risk Partners (LRP)…...

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With a Mission to Change the Way We Care about Obesity, National Obesity Care Week Launches on October 7th!

Tampa, Fla. – Since 2015, National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) has joined individuals and organizations together nationwide to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. More than 93 million Americans are affected by…...

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National Obesity Care Week’s (NOCW) Bariatric Surgery Day Helps Individuals Throughout the U.S. Gain Access to Obesity Treatment

Washington, DC – National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) is proud to announce that through a collaboration with Ethicon*, part of Johnson & Johnson** Medical Device Companies and Leavitt Risk Partners (LRP) a total of eight patients in need throughout the U.S. will receive the life changing treatment of bariatric surgery at no…...

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Obesity Uncovered: How Well do North Americans Understand Their Health Insurance? Survey Finds Americans, Canadians Confused About What’s Available and Covered

Washington, DC – For a long time now, Canadians have taken pride in their system of universal healthcare. In the U.S., more people than ever before now have health insurance, but a new study presented today at ObesityWeek 2017 shows that one thing hasn’t improved in either country. Access to medical care…...

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The 3rd Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) Kicks Off With a Vision to Change the Way We Care About the Disease of Obesity

Tampa, Fla. – October 29th marks the beginning of National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), a national campaign aimed to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. Today, more than 90 million adult Americans are affected by…...

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