Friday, June 03, 2011

Striking Genetics Editorial, and bigoted comments

Genetics editorial

This is a fairly simple editorial to help explain the susceptibility to obesity, but look at the seething hate and ignorance in the comments.

Wow, we have a long way to go. I got real grief from a nurse the other day because she believes the risks are too high. Well, it's better to show 'em than tell 'em! When we get good results over and over, I feel sure she will believe.

Unfortunately, Bellingham has long been neglected for dedicated Bariatric care, so a lot of patients have been "ad hoc" treated. Our docs are generally only seeing a patient rarely, and the treating surgeons are quite varied, from all around the seattle area and even North America - from Ohio to Mexico, even a few who went to Spain.

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