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Reducing Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in Black Women: A Pilot Study

February 28, 2019

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

UNC Health Care Weight Management Services Collaboration

February 27, 2019

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

Poster Presentation: Is it Possible to Have a Financially Viable, Evidence-Based, Weight Management Program in a Patient Centered Medical Home?

February 26, 2019

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.

Poster Presentation: Lessons Learned from Implementing a Weight Management Program in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Based on USPSTF Recommendations

February 25, 2019

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.

Fruit and Vegetable Rx: A Prescription for Fruit and Veggies

February 24, 2019

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

Healthy Heels Weight Loss Program Success Story: Elaine Rogers

July 31, 2018

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

Healthy Heels Success Story: Candace Kelly

January 4, 2018

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

Healthy Heels Weight Loss Program Success Story: Kathy Brice

November 8, 2017

Last winter, UNC Health Care employee Kathy Brice was ready for a change. She had recently gained back some weight she had lost before. She knew she needed something to motivate her so she joined the Healthy Heels Weight Loss Program.