More evidence: The larger your waist, the higher your risk of dying.
Could robots replace optometrists in giving eye exams?
More lies about ObamaCare?
Up to 70 percent of doctor visits can actually be handled over the phone.
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“BMI is not a perfect measure,” says Dr. Cerhan. “It doesn’t discriminate lean mass from fat mass, and it also doesn’t say anything about where your weight is located. We worry about that because extra fat in your belly has a metabolic profile that is associated with diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.”
BMI has always been a horrible excuse of measurement.
I don’t think I really want to trust my eye care to a robot…
I have had some pretty bad optometrists though
Hey, if using robots would get rid of that stupid machine that blows in your eye, I’d be down for it.
Maybe that is the first robot. The puffer 9000
BBC has a very informative documentary on obesity. It effectively elaborates the factors causing obesity and how to avoid it.
I am sure it is not as simple as that.
It is not but a combination of a couple of factors.
What do you mean, Trent? As you suggesting obesity isn’t a function of shoveling food in your mouth long after you’ve consumed your recommended daily allotment of calories?
skynet is here
The terminator is next
If 70 percent of doctor’s visits can be handled over the phone, can we cut down the number of doctors?
Then who would answer the phone?
Nurses, med students – anyone less expensive than doctors. Then we could transfer them to a full doctor if the need arose.
“More lies about ObamaCare?”
I need not even click on that link! Confident the answer is a big, fat YES.
Doctors are loath to admit it but there are many areas of medicine that would be aided with technology like this.
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