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Weigh Smart® at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
www.mwph.org/services/weigh_smart.htm
Weigh Smart® at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, which is jointly owned by Johns Hopkins Health System and University of Maryland, provides a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to weight management involving medical, nutritional, educational, and behavioral components to help children acquire healthy eating and exercise habits that will last a lifetime. The program is open to children ages 8 to 17 years old.

Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center
www.hopkinsmedicine.org/digestive_weight_loss_center
The Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center in Baltimore, MD, offers comprehensive weight management services, including personalized consultations, weight loss programs, and pre-operative and post-operative bariatric surgery care.  We work with our colleagues at with the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center allows us to take an innovative approach to patient care—one that treats the whole person and provides tools for long-term success.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
www.hopkinsmedicine.org/plastic_reconstructive_surgery

Free Online Food and Fitness Trackers

Realize My Success
www.realize.com
For patients with a Realize brand adjustable gastric band.

MyPyramid
www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle/tools/mypyramidtracker.htm
The United States Department of Agriculture's food and fitness tracker

SparkPeople
www.sparkpeople.com

FitDay
www.fitday.com

My-Calorie-Counter
www.my-calorie-counter.com

Other Surgical, Medical, and Support Organizations

American Board of Surgery
www.absurgery.org
The American Board of Surgery (ABS) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1937 for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. This Web site allows inquiries regarding a specific surgeon and their credentials.

American College of Nutrition
www.americancollegeofnutrition.org
ACN was established in 1959 to promote scientific endeavor in the field of nutritional sciences. The Web site includes message boards where current nutrition topics are discussed.

American College of Surgeons
www.facs.org
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The Web site provides public education services to patients with general information to help them make informed decisions about surgical care, and contains information on frequently performed surgical procedures. Sponsors a national advertising campaign to inform the public about selecting a surgeon who is trained and board-certified in an approved surgical specialty.

American Dietetic Association
www.eatright.org
With nearly 70,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. The Web site is a source of current nutrition information, ADA position papers and can assist in locating a dietitian in your area.

American Obesity Association
www.obesity.org
The AOA was founded to be an agent of change. The Web site is intended to help you better understand obesity through providing a comprehensive site on obesity and overweight. The site includes educational materials, personal stories and provides assistance in understanding tax breaks associated with obesity management and obesity as a disability.

American Society for Clinical Nutrition
www.ascn.org
The Clinical Division of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences founded as the American Institute of Nutrition (AIN) in 1928. The Web site includes position papers and public interest information regarding obesity management.

NIH Obesity Information
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_home.htm
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, released the first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity. This Web site includes evidence guidelines and patient education materials. Materials are for both health care professionals and the public.

Obesity Law & Advocacy Center
www.obesitylaw.com
The Obesity Law & Advocacy Center is a full-service private law firm devoted to representing morbidly obese persons in a variety of legal matters.

 

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