Monday, November 28, 2005

Medicine: Problems for Fat Asses

We all know that obesity is bad for you. It kills your joints, stresses your pancreas and wreaks havoc on your heart. But now doctors have discovered a new problem with obese people: they don't get full doses from intramuscular injections. Yes, it turns out that the fattening of America means doctors need longer needles to give an injection.

Sounds to me like the solution isn't a longer needle, but better effort and strategies for teaching our patients healthy living. But hey, why try to help patients live better when we can just keep building things bigger?

"BEEFCAKE!"

5 comments:

Kyle said...

And wider exam tables, please! I keep falling off them...

Jessica H said...

But that's the American dream! The bigger the better, right?

Anonymous said...

It seems shitty for a future health care provider to be referring to obese people as fat asses.

Garrett said...

it also seems shitty for anonymous douchebags to leave dumbass comments without reading the article in question, given that it is IM shots into the ass that are being discussed, i.e. fat asses don't receive the full dose of IM shots into the ass.

Lee said...

They better not use those longer needles on me. My ass isn't fat, it's not my fault.

I hate needles as it is.