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Thursday, June 25, 2009

FromDC2Iowa: Health opponents shown for what they are

Excerpted from this post at FromDC2Iowa

Where Do They Get This Stuff? ... To cut to the chase, and remove any
question about my own position, I'm siding with one of my favorite
theology doctors: "Let he who has no bad health habits cast the first
bed pan." If what I mean by that is ambiguous, let me try again. I
recall years ago reading about a British doctor who simply refused to
treat patients' self-induced medical conditions -- the impact of
smoking on a cough or bronchial condition, the consumption of
excessive salt on elevated blood pressure or excessive animal fats on
cholesterol levels. In effect, if the patient was unwilling to make
any effort whatsoever to improve their condition by altering their own
behavior, the doctor's sense of the most appropriate triage of his own
time and talent was to spend them with the patients who would.


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