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    AMA objects to calling obesity a disability

    FINALLY, some sanity...

    CHICAGO – The American Medical Association has taken action to support doctors' ability to discuss obesity with their overweight patients.

    Under a new policy adopted Tuesday, the AMA formally opposes efforts by advocacy groups to define obesity as a disability.

    Doctors fear using that definition makes them vulnerable under disability laws to lawsuits from obese patients who don't want their doctors to discuss their weight.

    Doctors took the action at their annual meeting in Chicago.

    In other action Tuesday, the AMA agreed to lobby for legislation to ban selling tobacco in pharmacies.

    Health care reform issues are slated to come up later at the meeting, which ends Wednesday.
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    Good.

    And I'm fat.

    To make it a diability it would, in the minds of many people, mean that they are powerless to lose weight and everyone just has to accomodate them.

    Since school ended in June, I have lost 15 lbs without even trying. I just cut 50% percent of the cheeseburgers out of my diet and replaced them with veggie sammichez from Subway or the Giant Artichoke (best friggin' sammichez in California for cheap). I walk a mile a day. On my day off I try to do four miles. No weights, nothing hard, just changing my diet. Also, I'm saving $80 a month doing this.

    Good for the AMA.
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    Also, how can your doctor NOT discuss your weight?

    If you get your leg broken and the bone is sticking through the skin, you'd want him to bring it up, right?

    So what if it hurts your feelings? I had a heart attack in March, I didn't know it until I saw my doctor in late May (which is why I'm cutting the crap out of my diet). Guess what the doctor said was the cause? Guess what he said I needed to do?

    I can tell you this, I would have felt like the stupidest piece of shit in the history of pieces of shit had I died that morning, all because I'm a fat ass. I don't know what any doctor could say to me about my weight that would make me feel worse.
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    I'm an overweight young person. I guess I'm disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    I'm an overweight young person. I guess I'm disabled.

    Dad!......Get up and go get me a Twinkie. I'm disabled.
    "AMA objects to calling obesity a disability"
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    "AMA objects to calling obesity a disability"
    Does anyone else find it sad that they had to declare obesity as not being a disability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    "AMA objects to calling obesity a disability"
    Well then that's good then. However.....doesn't help my Twinkie situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    Well then that's good then. However.....doesn't help my Twinkie situation.
    Depends on how you eat them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    Does anyone else find it sad that they had to declare obesity as not being a disability?

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    Yeah, no kidding! When a decision is made that actually makes SENSE, it's starting to feel almost odd in a way....
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    I don't know, they call emphysema a disability, and it's caused mostly by smoking, and cirrhosis is a disability, and it's primary cause is too much drinking, and doctors can talk to you about those conditions but the cardiac, respiratory, and joint problems caused by too much drinking isn't something that doctors can talk to you about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I don't know, they call emphysema a disability, and it's caused mostly by smoking, and cirrhosis is a disability, and it's primary cause is too much drinking, and doctors can talk to you about those conditions but the cardiac, respiratory, and joint problems caused by too much drinking isn't something that doctors can talk to you about?

    I think there is more to this story
    Emphysema can be caused by other factors besides smoking though. As well as cirrhosis can be caused by other factors other than drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    Emphysema can be caused by other factors besides smoking though. As well as cirrhosis can be caused by other factors other than drinking.

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    And obesity CAN BE related to an underlying medical condition too. I think what they are talking about is obesity NOT related to another condition.
    In other words, you ate too damn much, didnt exercise, etc, you are NOT disabled. No handicapped parking tags, no motor scooter, etc for you.
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    Next thing you know they'll have to declare that being ugly isn't a disability.
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    Oh please! Why in the hell would it bother anyone to discuss their weight with their doctor? UH, excuse me? Drs., are HERE to keep us healthy.

    AND it works both ways, I've had doctors tell me I needed to gain weight before, and unless you do have an underlying medical condition...like thyroid disease and such, then sorry, but there's just no excuse. I mean, get up off your lazy ass and do something active instead of plopping your fat ass in front of the TV and cramming sweets down your throat.

 

 

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