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Nov 15th 2012 10:20PM Face it Americans are getting morbid obesity! Not just obesity. They are twice as fat as they should be. They cost all taxpayers more and more money from the healthcare standpoint. This is such an impingement on everyone else. It is no wonder that other countries think americans represent the epitome of gluttony. I am embarrassed by this trend particularly in adolescence. Parents and human beings need to find out how to eat and exercise.
Oct 27th 2010 4:30PM I do not watch the show based on the fact that I am a Health care professional and I am worried about the message that this program is supposed to be entertainment. What kind of message are we sending American viewers? We have the highest amount of obesity in the world. I struggle with all the co-morbidities daily when taking care of patients who are obese. Health care costs are skyrocketing because of all the problems that arise from obesity. It has become extremely difficult to keep my patients safe. Our TV networks should get down on the food industry and demand healthier options so that we can achieve our goals of feeling better, stronger and living fuller lives.
Sep 30th 2010 11:26PM I used to love flying. But over the past several years I have sat quietly in my seat and watched idots stuff oversized "carry-ons" in overhead bins making it impossible for later boarders ample room to stow their baggage. I have paid extra money to be assigned 1st group boarder just to try to avoid loosing the opportunity to stow my regulation carry-on. I have asked passengers behind me to please refrain from kicking my seat and have gotten shot the finger in return by teenage ipod listening selfcentered disrespectful know-it-alls. I have witnessed rude passangers as well as rude flight attendants. As more and more cuts are made I can understand why these problems arise. I think that the CEOs and the like have sucked the big money for so long that we,the public have to now suffer because of it. As we try to overcome the 911 attacks and our suffering economy, we as Americans suffer from an enormous amount of greed and political atrosities. Our society needs to come back to the times of respect. I am trying to educate my children who are grown to do the right thing and today I was so proud of a my son who texted me and said "All this world needs is to love one another and live in peace. It is not about me, it is about world peace. It is about doing the right thing.
Nov 14th 2009 12:04PM When I graduated from nursing school, I was immediately aware of the unacceptable working conditions and went directly to the ICU for two years to obtain the required experience to apply for anesthesia school. I have been a CRNA for 24 years and never regreted it.
Again the working conditions are extremely stressful but at least we are compensated. We are also responsible for one patient at a time. I get so much satisfaction from patients who thank me for making their experience so much easier.
I agree that the nursing profession is a mess. Lack of respect, horrible hours, poor compensation, huge workload, and the underlying knowledge that hospitals are more interested in the bottom line than patient care. I would not recommend to my daughter to be a nurse.
Perhaps a union is the answer.