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Breaking Barriers in Obesity Medicine:

Dr. John Michael Taormina is a distinguished obesity medicine provider practicing at the CU Medicine Weight Management and Wellness Clinic located at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, where he contributes to the advancement of knowledge and care in the areas of obesity and wellness. His commitment to advancing healthcare is evident through his numerous accolades, including being recognized as an Outstanding M.D. Instructor/Fellow at the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center in 2023.

Patient Care    Wellness Warrior

Breaking Barriers in Obesity Medicine:

Dr. John Michael Taormina is a distinguished obesity medicine provider practicing at the CU Medicine Weight Management and Wellness Clinic located at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, where he contributes to the advancement of knowledge and care in the areas of obesity and wellness. His commitment to advancing healthcare is evident through his numerous accolades, including being recognized as an Outstanding M.D. Instructor/Fellow at the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center in 2023.


Author Wellness Connections | Publish Date January 25, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Cooking and Nutrition

BfedBwell Study:

Cancer survivors often face unique challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment, especially when grappling with overweight or obesity. Recognizing this need, researchers from the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) are launching a new research study called BfedBwell, which is supported by the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Emily Hill, PhD, RDN, who is Principal Investigator for the study states, “The study aims to work collaboratively with a co-design team comprised of program delivery staff, cancer experts, and people who have had cancer to develop and test a survivorship nutrition program.”


Author Wellness Connections | Publish Date January 24, 2024
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Fitness and Well-Being

From Grief to Glory:

Stephanie Manley's life took a dramatic turn after the death of her mother in 2021, leading to weight gain and a life-changing diagnosis. Motivated by change, she embarked on a transformative journey, enrolling in the My New Weigh™ program at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Stephanie's story was featured in CU Anschutz Today.  Now, in her own words, Stephanie tells her inspiring story of strength, hope, and the pursuit of a healthier, happier life. 


Author Wellness Connections | Publish Date January 24, 2024
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Cooking and Nutrition

Red Lentil Curry

Serves: 4

The tradition of consuming lucky foods for New Year's is a cultural practice observed in many parts of the world, with each region attributing specific symbolic meanings to certain dishes. These culinary customs often aim to usher in prosperity, good fortune, and positive vibes for the upcoming year. In various cultures, foods like lentils are believed to resemble coins and are eaten to attract wealth, while round fruits, such as oranges or grapes, symbolize fullness and prosperity. Fish, due to its abundance and swift movement, is considered a symbol of progress and success. Noodles, associated with longevity, are popular in some cultures. 


Author Community Nutrition | Publish Date January 24, 2024
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Patient Care    Mental Health   

What to Do If Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Becomes an Addiction

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions involves starting or getting back into an exercise program. The usual marketing and social media focus on “getting fit in the new year” can also have unintended negative impacts on those who already struggle with an often-ignored mental health issue called compulsive exercise (sometimes referred to as exercise addiction).


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date January 12, 2024
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Wellness Warrior    Cooking and Nutrition

Empowering Students in the Kitchen:

At the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, one student has found a unique way to blend fun and nutritional education into one. Meet Carly Setterberg, a University of Colorado School of Medicine 2024 M.D. candidate whose health sciences journey took a flavorful turn through the CU Eat Well Cooking Classes at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.


Author Wellness Connections | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Fitness and Well-Being

BfitBwell:

Situated within the walls of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, lies BfitBwell, a cancer exercise program with one overall goal—to help promote the quality of life for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Earlier this month, in an effort to expand its mission, BfitBwell partnered up with the Latino Cancer Task Force and the Colorado Cancer Coalition to host the Cancer Support Group Meeting. The collaborative event worked to form a community of those impacted by cancer and provided them with a platform to share experiences and learn more about the program.


Author Juliana Hontou | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Research

Researchers present weight loss research during ObesityWeek®

In late October, CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center researchers traveled to Dallas, TX for The Obesity Society (TOS) conference during ObesityWeek.® In this annual event, leading experts converge to delve into cutting-edge science, clinical interventions, and policy approaches in the ongoing battle against the obesity epidemic. CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center researchers Danielle Ostendorf, PhD, Mark Ezpeleta, PhD, Matt Breit, MS, RDN, and Emily Hill, PhD, RDN presented groundbreaking studies, shedding light on innovative dietary strategies for weight management, energy balance research methodology, and underlying mechanisms driving weight regain after weight loss. The following is a summary of the research they presented.


Author Wellness Connections | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Cooking and Nutrition

Greek Walnut Cake

 Serves: 24 

Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of this delightful holiday dessert that combines the warmth of cinnamon, the nuttiness of walnuts, and the zest of an orange. Happy holidays and happy baking.


Author Community Nutrition | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Fitness and Well-Being    Wellness Warrior

Chad Singleton Attempts his 6th Guinness World Record

In the world of fitness, dedication and passion can lead individuals to accomplish remarkable goals. At the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC), one such individual stands out as an embodiment of perseverance and achievement. Chad Singleton, a seasoned expert and a five-time Guinness World Record holder, has recently returned to AHWC as a personal trainer. But he's not just your average trainer. He's a record-breaker.


Author Juliana Hontou | Publish Date November 08, 2023
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Fitness and Well-Being

Introducing Acupuncture Services for Campus Community

Beginning in December, the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will offer acupuncture, aimed at enhancing holistic health and well-being for our campus community and beyond.


Author Wellness Connections | Publish Date November 08, 2023
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Cooking and Nutrition

Pumpkin Pasta

 Serves: 8

Pump up your fiber with Pumpkin Pasta
Most Americans, about 95%, do not consume enough fiber. Studies show we eat less than half the daily recommended amount. This month’s recipe is a delicious and nutritious way to get more fiber into your day with whole grains, broccoli, and pumpkin – all great sources of fiber.


Author Community Nutrition | Publish Date November 08, 2023
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