Tag: obesity

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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Thursday Afternoon News Roundup

I’ll be on Local Edge Radio at 4 PM Eastern Standard Time today. If you have an opportunity, please tune in. For years, I’ve been saying that Mitt Romney has a significant problem. Evangelicals make up a huge amount of the Republican base. They are a significant reason why George W. Bush won the 2000 election (the other significant reason being the Supreme Court). Many evangelicals do not believe that Mormonism is a “real” religion. They don’t see it as an offshoot of Christianity. Hence the problem. By the way, he’s in London trying to raise money and meeting with the

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Serious Healthcare reform – part 1; Where to start?

I’m still waiting for the debate to start. When are we, as Americans, going to get this debate started? Dem From CT has tried. He has posted some thoughtful information and questions on healthcare. Yet he has not drawn the type of overwhelming responses that would suggest that progressives are engaged. Well, let me try to get this puppy started. Over the next several weeks, I will post a series of articles that will examine healthcare as completely as I can. As a trauma surgeon, I bring a unique perspective to this discussion. I see all types of patients. Rich, poor, young

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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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