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Obesity: Finding hope in a seemingly hopeless struggle

I like positive thinking. Optimism helps keep inflammation at bay. You can’t be a heart doctor and think problems are hopeless or that bad outcomes will occur. But…I have to tell you, obesity and its flume of chronic diseases makes it tough to stay upbeat. As an office doctor, obesity frustrates; as an internationalist, working […]

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Is my Doctor worth extra money…my money?

“Hey David put that stone down. Don’t risk enraging the giant.”   So it is in Louisville, where a small band of academic doctors have dared to challenge the multi-billion dollar local beast, Humana. The story, as reported on the front page of the Courier-Journel, describes how a small group of doctors are testing the waters […]