Could Pokemon GO, Ingress, and other games that encourage wandering around at night, become just another problem for society to solve?
Despite its downsides, Pokemon GO is a video game that encourages moving. You have to actually walk to play. If a game can inspire people to become more fit, why not?
Bariatric surgery has an encouraging long-term success rate, but submitting to this procedure brings a lifetime of adjustments and compromises.
Physical pain brings temporary emotional distress, but parents who “fix” this pain by buying ice cream do their children no favors.
Patients who are obese because of emotional problems have a million triggers to deal with on a daily basis, soothing their discomfort by eating.
Bariatric surgery is the only obesity treatment that has resulted in significant long-term weight loss, but there is a 20%-30% failure rate for teen weight-loss surgery.
Unfortunate misunderstandings were fostered by bureaucrats, news reporters and editors when the President spoke about the obesity epidemic.
The increase in obesity rates had slowed down since 2005, but decelerated growth is hardly the same as a decrease, despite some studies and claims.
Over the past few years, the idea of performing irreversible, life-altering surgery on young people has become normalized.