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Obesity as Disease: Why I Vote No

There is a certain irony in the nearly immediate juxtaposition of the rare introduction of a new FDA-approved drug for weight loss (Belviq) to the marketplace and the recognition of obesity as a "disease" by the AMA. A line from the movie <i>Jerry Maguire</i> comes to mind: "You complete me!" Drugs need …

Diabetes

Obesity Is Not a Disease -- Part 1: The Illness Label Precludes Societal Factors

The American Medical Association’s decision last month to label obesity as a disease has provoked a good deal of commentary, much of it critical. In …

Dare to Be 100: Obesity Is Not a Disease

Thirty years ago I was a member of the House of Delegates of the AMA. I am certain, in retrospect, that we passed some resolutions that were wrong. But nothing like the one that they passed in June. All newspapers headlined, "AMA declares obesity a disease." Translated, that means about 100 million …

Diabetes

Is obesity a disease?

The American Medical Association’s new classification for the condition is the subject of heavy controversy<p><i>Disease: a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional</i> …

Horror of North Korean prison camps exposed at UN inquiry

Harrowing accounts from defectors now living in South Korea related how prison guards chopped off a man’s finger, forced inmates to eat frogs and a mother to kill her own baby.<p>Harrowing accounts from defectors now living in South Korea related how North Korean prison guards chopped off a man’s …

Author Insights: Patients Often Excluded From Decision Making About Common Conditions

Home <b>›</b> Patient-Physician Relationship <b>›</b> <b>Author Insights: Patients Often Excluded From Decision Making About Common Conditions</b><p><i>on</i> May 28, 2013<p>Floyd J. …

Bicycles steer clear of Obamacare

In addition to mandating health insurance for all Americans, the Affordable Care Act sets aside money that can be used for bicycle projects — but …

Health Care

How Obamacare Looks On the Ground

A pastor on how Obamacare will work with his flock<p>A pastor who occasionally corresponds with me about financial issues wrote in response to some of …

Homeless, Poor Covered Under Affordable Care Act, But Many Don't Know It

Denise Scott shouts angrily over the way America has forgotten her.<p>"We don't need no more illegals comin' over here!" she screams from a Skid Row sidewalk littered with chicken bones, paper plates and discarded clothes.<p>"Fix the problems in this country! I need a place to live!"<p>Christopher Mack, a …

South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online — Portland — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine