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HealthBeat blog: Doctors, obesity and the new surgeon general

A new U.S. surgeon general has been nominated and she's, uh, overweight. In view of Dr. Regina Benjamin's many other qualifications, should the numbers on the scale really matter to the American public? The West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog takes a look, pro and con, in Doctors, obesity and the new surgeon general.

Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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