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HMR Medical Director Included on the Best Doctors of America List for 2013
(December, 2012) L. Raymond Reynolds, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU, Medical Director of the HMR Program in Cooperation with the University of Kentucky, was recently included on the Best Doctors of America List for 2013. Only 5% of doctors in the country are chosen by their peers to earn this prestigious honor. More than 47,000 physicians were surveyed and asked, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"
In addition to his service on HMR's Medical Advisory Board and speaking engagements all over the country, Dr. Reynolds helps patients get started in the HMR Program and monitors their progress weekly. He is also Professor of Internal Medicine, Clinical Director Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
HMR Donates 30,000 Entrees to Hurricane Sandy Victims
(November, 2012) HMR donated more than 30,000 HMR Entrees to support the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. The entrees were distributed in lower Manhattan and surrounding areas that were hit particularly hard. Because the entrees are shelf-stable, require no refrigeration, and can be consumed at room temperature, they are ideal in this type of situation. Employees from HMR's New York Distribution Center (where HMR weight-loss foods are shipped) along with staff from a local HMR Program volunteered to personally deliver the entrees. Click here to read more in the CBS news article.
HMR Dieter Loses 75 lbs. After Near Fatal Heart Attack
(September, 2012) Mark McHorney knew that his obesity was at the heart of his health problems. After nearly dying from a heart attack, he knew he had to make changes in his lifestyle. He turned to the HMR Program at Mayo Health System in Eau Claire, WI for help. Click here for the news story of his incredible health turn-around.
HMR Program Meets All Criteria for U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations for Obesity Management
HMR Dieter Loses 100 Lbs. and Reverses Diabetes Diagnosis
(June, 2012) At 5-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Atlanta therapist Shane Blasko had tried losing weight on her own "without getting anywhere." Then at a routine doctor's visit two years ago, she got the news she had diabetes, and she knew she needed more help. Click here for the FOX News story highlighting her dramatic weight loss story.
HMR Dieter Loses 162 Lbs. and Eliminates Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea
(May, 2012) Weighing an all-time high of 428 pounds and with a diagnosis of diabetes, Matt Airoldi knew he had to change his lifestyle. That's when his doctor told him about the HMR Program. Click here for the news story highlighting his incredible transformation.
Tackling the Obesity Epidemic: HMR Presents Extraordinary Outcome Data at AMGA Conference
(March, 2012) The epidemic rise in obesity presents significant clinical, operational, and financial challenges for hospitals, group health practices, and other healthcare professionals. With the health consequences of obesity accelerating faster than the epidemic itself, and medical costs of obesity forecasted to rise 70% by 2015, clearly this trend is not sustainable.
Amidst this discouraging outlook, HMR hosted a lively panel presentation at the recent AMGA (American Medical Group Association) conference that highlighted the hopeful message that effective, evidence-based lifestyle treatments for obesity do exist. The presentation "Medically Significant Outcomes Possible Through Effective, Evidence-Based Lifestyle Obesity Treatment" addressed the specific and clearly defined components needed for successful outcomes, including a structured program with well-defined and measureable variables.
HMR in the Running to Be Named Boston's Healthiest Employer
(March, 2012) HMR's corporate office is honored to be among the top finalists to be named as the Healthiest Employer in Boston as part of a competition sponsored by the Boston Business Journal. HMR is one of the top five finalists in the small company category, with less than 100 employees in Boston. The finalists are being honored for their varied efforts in maintaining and improving employee health.
HMR Dieter Loses 113 Pounds After Losing 167 Pounds Through Surgery
(March, 2012) At 480 pounds, Cindy D. cried as she stood on the scale knowing she had to lose weight, but unsure where to start. She had gastric bypass surgery and lost 167 pounds... but she still had 135 pounds to go. Realizing "there's more to weight loss than surgery" she turned to the HMR Healthy Weigh Program at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. Click here to read the article.
HMR Dieter Loses 80 lbs, Gets Diabetes Under Control
(March, 2012) Topping out at 304 pounds on his 6'2" frame, 35-year-old Eric Bowman knew he had to do something to bring his diabetes under control or face the inevitable consequences. Read the amazing story of transformation into better health thanks to the HMR Program at the University of Kentucky. Click here to read the article.
HMR Featured in Spring Issue of Diabetic Living Magazine
(February, 2012) The Spring Issue of Diabetic Living Magazine includes an article prominently featuring HMR and highlighting the value of meal replacements for people with diabetes. The article, “Move Over Meals…” explains the value of a structured diet plan using meal replacements, and highlights HMR as one of the best plans to pick from.
HMR Shares Top Dieting Mistake and How to Avoid It
(January, 2012) As millions of dieters resolve to lose weight in the New Year, it can be helpful to know what NOT to do as you start a new diet. According to Rick Riess, Director of Behavioral Medicine for HMR, the biggest mistake dieters make is to use the popular diet strategy to simply eat less.
HMR Promotes "Skillpower" for Effective Weight Management
(December, 2011) It's easy for temptation to push good dieting intentions aside. HMR Program Manager, Karen Handy, MPH, Behavioral Health Educator and Manager of Nutrition and Diabetes Education at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, California, offers some simple behavior-changing tips to improve your weight and health. Click here to read the article.
HMR Wins Multiple Awards for Website and Social Media Efforts
(July, 2010) HMR, in partnership with Silverscape, a Boston-based web design firm, has received several awards for Creative Excellence from the prestigious New England Direct Marketing Association (NEDMA). The awards showcase the best of the best in direct marketing across New England, and recognize excellence in such categories as direct mail, interactive media, and social media.Read more
HMR Dieter Loses 115 Pounds, Gains a Spot on Local News
(May, 2010) It’s not every day someone loses 115 pounds and gets a chance to share their story in the local media.
HMR Donates Thousands of BeneFit® Bars for Haitian Relief Effort
(February, 2010) HMR was honored to recently donate 5,000 BeneFit Nutrition Bars to assist in the Haitian earthquake relief efforts. HMR was contacted by the William J. Clinton Foundation with a specific request to donate nutrition bars. Former President Bill Clinton traveled with the bars, along with other much needed supplies, on his second trip to Haiti last week.
According to Christine Weithman, MBA, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services and Product Development for HMR, “HMR was pleased to be approached for a donation.” She adds that “HMR will gladly donate more bars, or entrees, or any other HMR foods they feel would be useful for the people of Haiti.”
New Year’s Diet Resolutions - Big Savings with New and Improved HMR at Home® Diet Kits
(December, 2009) To help even more people lose weight and save money in the new year, HMR is offering significant savings on the Healthy Solutions Quick Start™ Diet Kits. Now with even more free support, including a motivating Quick Start™ CD and improved dieting “how to” materials, the kits include all the HMR diet foods needed to start losing a lot of weight right away. (Dieters add fruits and vegetables.)
Free membership in the HMR at Home® program includes automatic delivery of HMR diet kit foods every two weeks, always with 10% off and free shipping, for an initial savings of $40.00.
Holiday Tips: Cutting Calories in Half
The facts behind the fat and the holidays: Many Americans gain extra weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. We overeat during the holiday and promise to go on a diet after the New Year; it is probably the most popular New Year’s resolution. It has been estimated that as many as 50% of Americans begin diets in the New Year.Read more
HMR Presents Latest Research at The Obesity Society Annual Conference
Data Documents Weight Loss and Medical Improvements
(October, 2009) HMR will present a series of posters highlighting the documented health improvements of patients participating in the HMR Program for Weight Management™ at The Obesity Society‘s 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC. HMR will share the following outcome data:
• Patients with pre-diabetes who lose greater amounts of
weight have greater reductions in medical risk
factors and medication use.
• Automatic delivery of meal replacements is a useful
strategy for participants in a self-care weight
• Obese patients who decrease BMI to overweight range
have significant changes in lifestyle and
medical risk factors.
• Improvement in medical risk factors for 1,000 patients
in ongoing treatment program.
HMR Exhibits at American Dietetic Association's Annual Conference
(October, 2009) Keeping with a precedent set over 20 years ago, HMR will once again exhibit at the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE), taking place in Denver, Colorado. HMR will share the latest weight-loss and weight maintenance outcome data from its clinical weight-loss programs, including the latest peer-reviewed study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Thousands of Registered Dietitians are expected to attend the event which showcases the latest in nutrition science information and food service trends. Education sessions cover the hot topics in nutrition, including obesity, alternative medicine, culinary trends, life-cycle nutrition, and medical nutrition therapy. For more information about the 2009 FNCE conference, go to www.eatright.org