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The Fat Discussion

An article in today’s New York Times discusses why America is so obsessed with fat. The author tries to tell us that in several large studies there has not been a correlation between fat and mortality. The author is correct. Just because you’re fat, that doesn’t mean you’re going to die early. Unfortunately, the author does not take this far enough. He’s arguing that several studies show that just because you are fat does not mean that you have a higher risk of dying early.

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Healthcare Week: Describing the Problem

Healthcare is a huge topic. I’m going to try to define the problem and lay out thoughtful solutions over the next several days. We can all look at the report that came out several months ago and see a large part of the problem. 50.7 million people who live in the United States do not have health insurance. This is up to 16.7% of the total population in the United States. The number of Americans with private health insurance has dropped to 194 million people. (There are over 310 million people in the United States.) So, the question is, how do

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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