The AMA has endorsed the idea that “obesity” is a disease, not a “condition”. (Personally I consider it a characteristic.) Forbes states that this is “a move member physicians hope will spur better reimbursement for treating overweight Americans and create better health outcomes.” Exactly how it’s supposed to “create better health outcomes” when commonly prescribed treatments do not work long-term or create good health outcomes is not addressed.
In good things, Shakesville’s Fatsronauts 101 series continues to hit it out of the park.
The NY Times does a piece on Melissa McCarthy that doesn’t focus on her weight. That’s allowed?
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