The UNC Weight Management program is partnering with Principal Investigator, Dr. Rachel Goode from the UNC School of Social Work and the Living F.R.E.E. Lab, to determine if an 8-week cognitive-behavioral binge eating intervention known as Appetite Awareness Treatment (AAT) has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain for Black women who … Read more
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UNC Family Medicine Weight Management Program (WMP) is partnering with the UNC Weight Loss and Lifestyle Medicine (WeLL-Me) Program, the UNC Medical Weight Program (UNC-MWP) at Meadowmont, and the UNC Bariatric Surgery Program to offer more coordinated, interdisciplinary treatment across the continuum of care for patients with obesity and weight-related health problems. More information can … Read more
UNC Weight Management Program Director Stephanie Wilhoit-Reeves and Preventive Medicine Fellow Shiara Ortiz-Pujols presented at Obesity Week, the largest international obesity conference in the world. Their poster summarizes a program evaluation of WMP including its impact on patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Click here to view their poster.
Stephanie Wilhoit-Reeves and Shiara Ortiz-Pujols presented a poster summarizing the history of the Weight Management Program at UNC Family Medicine highlighting the programs integration interdisciplinary learners and group treatment sessions. Click here to view their poster at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Annual Spring Conference in 2018.
Studies estimate that healthier diets among North Carolinians might may prevent $71 billion per year in medical costs, lost productivity, and premature deaths associated with poor diet. North Carolina communities, particularly in rural areas, face the dual challenge of high rates of chronic disease (obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer) and economic decline. A … Read more
During the 2014-2015 academic year, a Capstone team of Master of Public Health (MPH) students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health conducted formative pilot research for the Weight Management Program. The Capstone team helped Family Medicine Center (FMC) identify the overall vision and goals for the Healthy Weight Program, now the Weight … Read more
This past year, Bridget turned 40 years old and decided it was time for a lifestyle change. “You have to try something different to get something different,” she says. In her case, she wanted new resources and support for weight loss, and she appreciated the convenience of the UNC Weight Management Program. Bridget calls herself a … Read more
Motivated by an increase in her blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and family medical history, UNC Healthcare employee Elaine Rogers began decreasing sugar and carbs in her diet and exercising more regularly. After losing 15 pounds, she hit a plateau. “I was bored of doing it on my own” she remembers, which is when she … Read more
Epic@UNC core team member Candace Kelly shares how her grandchildren helped motivate her to get healthy with the Healthy Heels Weight Loss Program. “I have tried just about everything,” says Candace Kelly, Epic@UNC core team member, when talking about her desire to lose weight and improve her health. She participates in the Healthy Heels Weight Loss … Read more