Obesity

Jessi Mcdonald

Thanks to TikTok, I Was Able to Afford the Anti-Obesity Medication That Changed My Life

I’m grateful for the online discount that helped me get the treatment I needed

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With Obesity on the Rise, Why Are Treatments So Hard to Get?

Insurance policies and healthcare shortages stand in the way of obesity treatment

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Anti-Obesity Medications Are All the Buzz

Everyone — including Oprah — is talking about weight loss drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Support a Loved One Living with Obesity

Learn about the different ways you can support someone living with obesity

Melissa Jordan, R.N.

Anti-Obesity Medication Stopped My Obsessive Thoughts About Food and Helped Me Become a Stronger Woman

For me, the mental benefits of taking an anti-obesity medication are just as important as the physical benefits

Choosing Health Insurance Coverage If You’re Living with Obesity

Choosing Health Insurance Coverage If You’re Living with Obesity

Quick tips for how to navigate health insurance coverage for obesity care

Selección de la cobertura de tu seguro médico si vives con obesidad

Selección de la cobertura de tu seguro médico si vives con obesidad

Resumen de consejos para investigar la cobertura de seguros médicos para la atención de la obesidad

Stethoscope, pills and notebook with OBESITY word on medical desk.

Health Insurance 101: How to Choose Health Insurance When You’re Living with Obesity

If you’re living with obesity, these are the 6 questions you need to ask when choosing health insurance

Stethoscope, pills and notebook with OBESITY word on medical desk.

Seguros médicos 101: Cómo escoger un seguro médico si vives con obesidad

Si vives con obesidad, hay 6 preguntas que debes hacer cuando escojas tu seguro médico

Health insurance application form with stethoscope and calculator

Dear Employer: How to Ask for Obesity Care Insurance Coverage

Use our template letter to ask your employer for obesity care coverage

Health insurance application form with stethoscope and calculator

Estimado empleador: Cómo solicitar cobertura de atención para la obesidad

Usa nuestra plantilla para escribir una carta en la cual pides a tu empleador cobertura de atención para la obesidad

Ask the Expert: Covid and Obesity: When Two Pandemics Collide

Ask the Expert: Covid and Obesity: When Two Pandemics Collide

Ilana Redmond, M.D., talks about the impact of obesity on the severity of Covid-19 and what you can do to prevent it

Covid and Obesity: How to Reduce Risk Factors

Covid and Obesity: How to Reduce Risk Factors

The worst of the pandemic is over, but obesity remains a Covid risk factor

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The Rise of Obesity Among Latinx People

Obesity disproportionately affects the Latinx community and the reasons go beyond lifestyle choices

Covid and Obesity: How to Reduce Risk Factors

El covid-19 y la obesidad: Cómo reducir los factores de riesgo

Lo peor de la pandemia se ha acabado, pero la obesidad sigue siendo un factor de riesgo del covid-19

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Obesity, Racism and Covid: A Deadly Combination

Social determinants of health contribute to higher rates of obesity among Black, Hispanic and Native American women. And that makes Covid more dangerous for them.

hispanic overweight woman in profile touching her hair

La obesidad, el racismo y el covid-19: Una combinación mortal

Factores determinantes sociales de la salud contribuyen con mayores índices de obesidad de mujeres de raza negra, hispánicas y nativas estadounidenses. Y eso hace que el covid-19 sea más peligroso para ellas.

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Obesity Puts You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness from Covid-19

Living with obesity can make Covid more dangerous. See how you can protect yourself.

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La obesidad te da un mayor riesgo de enfermarte gravemente de covid-19

Vivir con obesidad puede hacer que el covid-19 sea más peligroso. Mira cómo puedes protegerte.

The Intersection of Long Covid and Obesity

The Intersection of Long Covid and Obesity

What you need to know about long Covid and the role weight may play