Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's About Time!

There is a story in today's Arizona Republic that is really good news for the health of America.  It was written by Mike Stobbe of the Associated Press, and the headline reads: "Doctors get aggressive about treating obesity."

The article says that the medical profession has issued new guidelines for doctors in fighting the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Well, I guess better late than never.  The data is clear that obesity is a serious health problem, yet doctors will treat the results of obesity - diabetes, knee problems, heart attacks, etc - with only a hint that "you should probably lose a few pounds."  Now, maybe doctors will go to the root cause of these symptoms and help people lose the weight.

Doctors will calculate your body mass index, and if you need to lose weight, they should come up with a plan and send you for counseling.

Let's see if it helps.
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