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Our take on that Biggest Loser study

By Scott Kahan, MD Published in The Huffington Post If you haven’t seen the New York Times article describing a new NIH study on long term outcomes of former Biggest Loser contestants, I strongly recommend reading it here. It showed that most contestants gained back weight and their metabolic rates plummeted. Those who have read […]

Support – What happens when you don’t have it?”

By Kelly Theim Hurst, PhD Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight and keep it off – especially through the holiday season or other ups and downs that life offers – knows that it can be quite a challenge.  What can make this process even more difficult to manage, though, is when you don’t […]

How you talk to yourself (and why it matters)

By Robyn Osborn, PhD If you listen carefully, you will hear all sorts of thoughts running through your head at any given moment. There are the endless to-do lists for the future (pick up the dry cleaning, return that email, schedule eye exam, etc.) that take up space in our heads. There are the thoughts […]

NPR Series on Obesity in America

NCWW patient featured in NPR’s Here and Now for a special on Learning to Live with Obesity.

Scott Kahan discusses personalized nutrition on CBS radio

Dr. Scott Kahan commented on a fascinating new study in the journal Cell, which focused on new research that may push the field forward to better, personalized nutrition recommendation. You can listen below:  

Navigating New Year’s Resolutions Pitfalls

By Robyn Osborn Pashby, PhD December 31st marks that wonderful time of year when millions of people ring in the New Year with confetti and party hats.  Whether you choose to spend the evening out dancing past midnight or you prefer to snuggle into bed by 9pm, the new year isn’t just about celebrating; it […]

Scott Kahan named Chairman

Dr. Scott Kahan was named Chairman of The Obesity Society’s Clinical Committee. The Society’s website describes the role of the committee as follows: “Advises the Society on matters that relate to the clinical care and/or treatment of patients with obesity; serves as a vehicle for member clinicians to express their ideas and concerns to the Council; […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

By Kelly Theim Hurst, PhD Sleepless nights can affect every part of our lives. Beyond feeling fatigued, they can cause irritability, stress, increased appetite, and overeating. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help. As a psychologist, I specialize in behavioral approaches to insomnia and other sleep difficulties. The tricky part is that sometimes – […]

Psychologist (Osborn) and Mom (Barnes) on WTOP

WTOP News published a radio and online piece highlighting Kassie Barnes, a busy professional, great mom, and NCWW patient.  Psychologist and assistant director Robyn Osborn was quoted. While it’s a great article, we take issue with a particular part: A personal trainer was quoted saying, “This is [just] old-fashioned…hard work.”  

Diabetes Myths

By Kathy Rodgers, MA, RDN, LD, CDE As a registered dietitian and diabetes educator for the past 16 years, I have worked with many people at different stages in their relationship with diabetes.   No matter the length of time someone has been trying to manage their blood glucose, I hear two common myths over and […]

The Number on the Scale

By Kelly Theim Hurst, PhD Stepping on the scale can be an emotional experience. At NCWW, we understand that weighing is a personal choice. It’s up to you whether to weigh (or not), how often to weigh, whether to share your weight with us, and so on. In fact, we have a policy at our […]

NCWW Team members advise Mautner M.O.V.E. Project

Nicole Brown, MS, RDN, LD, HFS, and Robyn Osborn, Ph.D. recently completed their work with the Mautner M.O.V.E. (Making Our Vitality Evident!) Project Advisory Board.

Dr. Osborn speaks at Children’s National Medical Center

Dr. Robyn Osborn was recently invited to host two career development seminars at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.

How To Spot a Fad Diet

Dr. Scott Kahan was recently interviewed for a report on how to avoid fad diets and gimmicks. “Fad diets prey on people who feel helpless about managing their weight and health, and they ultimately demoralize us from moving forward,” he stated.

Treadmill Desks?!

Dr. Scott Kahan was interviewed on Fox 5 News in a story about treadmill desks. “If you can make time in your busy day to go to the gym or go outside to walk or run, that’s fantastic. But for many people’s lives, including mine, there’s not much time in the day to devote to exercise,” he says. “With my treadmill desk, in the middle of my day, for example, I can walk slowly on my treadmill desk while talking on a conference call, for example.” Read more here.

February Workshop: Get Your Back on Track

With our contemporary lifestyles of office work, sitting in traffic, and a proliferation of electronic media, it is no mystery that many people have some degree of chronic low back pain! Fortunately, alleviating low back pain with appropriate movement is also not a mystery!

Menopause Madness: Managing Weight through Menopause and Beyond

Whether you’re approaching menopause, having current menopausal symptoms, or it is long past, these normal phases in a woman’s life have profound effects on how you feel day-to-day and on your weight management. Dr. Renu Mansukhani will be holding a special workshop on this hot topic for women in March.

“Mindfulness in the New Year” – Upcoming Meditation Workshops with Ellen Tynan

It’s a new year and many of us are already overwhelmed with the constant balancing act of work, life, and family.. The busy-ness of our lives can impose serious demands on our emotional and physical well-being. So how do we find time for ourselves that won’t affect our hectic schedules and postpone our everlasting “to […]

Mythbusters: Exercise

What You Won’t Learn at the Gym By Susan Silver, HFS There are lots of misconceptions about how much physical activity we are “supposed” to get and what it means if we get less than the news media says we should. For example, many people think, “If I don’t exercise every day – or most […]

Managing Your Weight and Wellness During the Holidays

See what Dr. Scott Kahan and others have to say in this article on why we should not be so hard on ourselves during the holidays. 

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