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Grab bag Friday

There have been just a few things that I wanted to cover but that don’tneed separate posts. From the Economist: ONE IN six adults in the 33 mostly rich countries of the OECD is obese (measured as a body mass index of 30 or more) according to a report published on September 23rd. The fattest countries are the United States and Mexico, where around a third of adults are obese. Britain’s adults are the biggest in Europe. By contrast, Asian OECD countries Japan and South Korea are the leanest. Governments will count the eventual cost: health-care spending on an obese person is 25%

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What's Going On: Evening News Round-up

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit just outside Los Angeles. There was no major damage or injuries reported. Senator Barack Obama talked about immigration in front of an Asian American and Pacific Islander group. Now, even the Washington Post is questioning Senator John McCain’s ad. Once they get into the act, you know that the ad stinks. One of the saddest stories that I have seen in a while is this Extreme Makeover house in Atlanta. If you don’t know the story, I summarize. While this family was sent on vacation to Disneyland, this TV show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, destroys their

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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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