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CRMC to host virtual presentation on obesity Oct. 7

Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart in pounds.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Registered Dietitian Heather Erickson will offer discussion about Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (IBT) virtually at noon Wednesday, Oct. 7. Go to https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ to view the presentation.

Erickson will discuss details about IBT, a CRMC program for people who have a body mass index of 30 or above. Visits provide patients with personalized diet education and lifestyle coaching based on their health and weight loss goals. The program allows up to 22 one-on-one visits each year with a registered dietitian.

The visits are weekly for the first month and every other week for months two through six. Patients who are successful in losing at least 6.6 pounds in the first six months are eligible to continue monthly follow-up with a registered dietitian for months seven through 12.

Participants will be able to submit their individual questions via chat to Erickson, who is CRMC’s director of clinical nutrition.

Erickson has treated patients at CRMC since 2003. A member of the American Association for Diabetes Educators, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree at North Dakota State University in Fargo. She became a diabetes care and education specialist in 2013 and is also certified in insulin therapy and continuous glucose monitoring.


The presentation is part of a series of workshops offered by CRMC Women’s Health. For more information, visit https://www.cuyunamed.org/patient-care/womens-health .

Heather Erickson. Submitted Photo

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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