Putting obesity in the crosshairs

February 2009
Employee Benefit News;Feb2009, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p34
The article deals with strategies that employers can adopt to create successful weight-loss programs for employees. It emphasizes the effectiveness of a weight-loss program that combines behavioral, pharmaceutical and/or surgical interventions, according to Joe Yaskin of the Department of Health Policy at Thomas Jefferson University. Christine Ferguson of STOP Obesity Alliance, explains why modest weight loss should be the goal of such programs. It discusses the insurance coverage for bariatric surgery.


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