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COVID-19 and Weight: What You Need To Know

The importance of weight management through the COVID-19 pandemic

Importance Managing Patients COVID

In this video, Dr. Deborah Bade Horn examines the relationship between obesity and COVID-19, and highlights the critical value of HCP guidance when it comes to long-term weight management.

COVID-19 and Obesity: Addressing the Epidemic of Obesity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Epidemic of Obesity During COVID

Dr. Rekha Kumar, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine and attending endocrinologist at Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses how obesity has negatively affected COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates and offers insights into the suboptimal vaccine response that is observed in patients with obesity. Dr. Kumar offers practical information for improving HCP-led obesity management with lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, and telehealth.

Quiz cards of relationship between weight, COVID-19, and other respiratory infections

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Test your knowledge of the relationship between weight, COVID-19, and other respiratory infections through a series of informative quiz cards.

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Weight: A matter of health infographic

Weight: A matter of health

This infographic, which can be shared with patients, explains the impact of obesity on COVID-19 and provides an overview of available obesity treatment options.


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