OPTIFAST Program Company Profile

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The OPTIFAST Program utilizes a stimuli-narrowing dietary intervention in combination with behavioral therapy techniques, nutrition and exercise education along with medical supervision. Stimuli narrowing limits the variety and quantity of available foods and flavors to decrease appetite. Together, the main components of the OPTIFAST Program--stimuli narrowing and behavioral therapy-have helped more than a million people lose weight during the 35 years the OPTIFAST Program has been available. More important, over 50 percent of those who complete the OPTIFAST Program keep off enough weight to improve their long term health. (Wadden TA, Frey DL. A multicenter evaluation of proprietary weight loss program for the treatment of marked obesity: A five-year follow up. Int J Eat Disord 1997;22:203-212.)

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2015 OPTIFAST® "New You" Weight Loss Winners Revealed

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Health Science today recognized three extraordinary individuals who succeeded in their journey to healthier, happier lives. The winners of...

CDRH Device Expedited Access Program Set For April 15 Launch, Extended To De Novos

The program primarily targets PMA devices, but those that use the de novo classification route are also eligible for a watered-down version for the program. 510(k)s are not eligible for the program.

HHS Proposes Narrowing Drug Discount Program

The program, known as the 340B program, would tighten control on the deep discounts that some patients, drugs and providers get.

Can role playing program for doctors and patients reduce antibiotic prescriptions?

The foundation awarded the company a major grant from its Pioneer program to support Kognito's program for antibiotics.

9 Manufacturer Volunteers Needed For FDA Malfunction Reporting Pilot Program

As part of a Congressional mandate, the agency is developing a program that would enable it to receive device malfunction summaries and publish them publicly. However, before implementing the program ...

ISU OT Program Accredited

Indiana State University announced May 10 that its master's degree program in occupational therapy has earned accreditation from the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education. "The progr...

Nursing Program Receives Approval for Bachelor's Degree Program

Hesston College in Hesston, Kas. received approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) to launch a bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN) starting with the 2015-16 year. The introducti...

This FDA program is helping pharma hike up drug prices

An under-the-radar FDA program actually helps drug companies increase the cost of medications. In light of this Martin Shkreli mess, the LA Times takes a closer look at this program.

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A Guide to the Interventional Radiology Residency Program Requirements.

The program requirements for the new Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency were approved by the ACGME in September 2014. Soon, training institutions will be able to apply for accreditation and begin...

Application and Outcomes of Treatment Guidelines in a Utilization Review Program.

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The effects of a prelicensure extern program and nurse residency program on new graduate outcomes and retention.

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New Century Scholars: A Mentorship Program to Increase Workforce Diversity in Academic Pediatrics.

This article describes a program aimed to increase workforce diversity and underrepresented minority (URM) representation in academic pediatric medicine. The New Century Scholars (NCScholars) program ...

A Qualitative Evaluation of Patient-Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Participation in a Telephone Care Management Program.

Purpose . To examine why high-risk individuals targeted for a telephone care management program participated at low rates. Design . Study design consisted of qualitative, semistructured interviews. Se...

Clinical Trials [1823 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Investigating Physiological Adaptations to Weight Loss

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of diet-induced weight loss on the levels of circulating nutrients and hormones which are involved in feelings of hunger and satiety.

A Phase II Study of the Effect of a Low Calorie Diet on Patients Undergoing Liver Resection

The purpose of this study is to measure the effect of a short-term low calorie diet on patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 who are undergoing liver surgery.

Computerized HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Program

The purpose of the current study is to test a computerized HIV/STD prevention program with heterosexual African Americans. The hypothesis is that those exposed to the program will increase...

Identification of Novel Targets for Regulation of Adipose Tissue Mass

The aim of this study is to understand the metabolic changes occurring in fat tissue both during controlled weight loss that lead to the improvement of type 2 diabetes and other obesity as...

Multi-site Evaluation of an Evidence-based Positive Youth Development Program

Investigators are carrying out a study to assess the immediate and long-term effects of a positive youth development program (the Teen Outreach Program) on high school youth in Florida. Th...

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The OPTIFAST Program utilizes a stimuli-narrowing dietary intervention in combination with behavioral therapy techniques, nutrition and exercise education along with medical supervision. Stimuli narro...


OPTIFAST was developed in 1974 to fill the growing need to treat obesity. As diseases related to obesity became more prevalent, and more and more people began taking drastic measures to treat the prob...

The Emily Program

The Emily Program was founded in 1993 by Dirk Miller, PhD, LP, after his sister Emily recovered from an eating disorder. To date, The Emily Program has provided more than 4,500 cl...

The American Association of Diabetes Educators

The Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program is a non-profit program aimed to provide diabetes education and lifestyle intervention to Latinos in Georgia. The program began in December 2005 and was acc...

webWOC Nursing Education Program

No matter if you live in the New York, Los Angeles, Canada or right in Minneapolis, Minnesota, if you speak English and you’re close to a computer, you’re close to the classroom. The webWOC Nursin...

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