Families Weight Comments May Harm Girls for Years is the title of the article. This may seem obvious, but I sure wish someone had pointed that out to my parents. You know, diet programs at age eleven are 1) never a very good idea and 2) really hard on one’s self esteem, not to mention waistline. I have heard that kids will self-regulate their eating quite unselfconsciously. Thus, if one presents healthy options — both for eating and excercise — that should be all the “commentary” necessary.
Here is a link to the Sonoma Medicine website with an article penned by my uncle about his experience fighting mesothelioma on the medical, legal, social, and political fronts. It is a worthy read.
I’ve also put the entire article below in case the link changes.
I don’t know what makes me angrier about “this Union-Tribune article”:http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/health/20040808-9999-1n8pill.html, the topic or the amazingly transparent bias.
_(Note: I just watched “Outfoxed”:http://www.outfoxed.org/ today, so I’m in that kind of mood.)_
Looks like the U.S. is second to none… when it comes to “wasteful health care”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1875-2004May4.html. I know, it’s not shocking that we pay twice as much as people anywhere else in the world, but it *is* shocking that we get the same or worse care overall. The trend carries through across America, too; cities get the same marginal care whether they’re insured or not, wealthy or not.