New York Times Shamed, Flamed, Harassed: What It’s Like To Be Called Fat Online by Anna North A 2014 study on social media interactions that discuss weight demonstrates that the most prevalent theme is derogation and stigma against overweight people with a disproportionate number of the posts criticizing women.
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Medscape Weight Stigma: Doctors Guilty of Prejudice Against Obese, Too by Lisa Nainggolan Healthcare workers, even those who work at hospitals dedicated to research and treatment of obesity, are biased against those who are obese. The healthcare implications are obvious…and worrisome.
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ESPN You Can’t Quit Cold Turkey by Tommy Tomlinson Jared Lorenzen set the record for passing touchdowns at the University of Kentucky and later won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants. His last stop was with the Western Kentucky River Monsters, where at well over 320 pounds, he played quarterback. In this story and video, he shares his perspective on his challenges with weight.
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TEDx TEDMED 2013: Is the Obesity Crisis Hiding a Bigger Problem? By Peter Attia Dr. Attia’s perspective on obesity changed when he started to question his own anti-fat bias and assumptions. He now asks, and researches the answer to the question, “Is obesity the cause of insulin resistance or is it a symptom of a deeper problem?”
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NEJM_Logo.svg Bias, Black Lives, and Academic Medicine What are the systemic biases within academic medical centers, and what do they have to do with black lives? Two observations about health care disparities may be relevant.
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TEDx Can prejudice ever be a good thing? by Paul Bloom We often think of bias and prejudice as rooted in ignorance. But as psychologist Paul Bloom seeks to show, prejudice is often natural, rational ... even moral. The key, says Bloom, is to understand how our own biases work — so we can take control when they go wrong.
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unnamed Doctors Guilty Of Ageism? Providers' biases and assumptions about the elderly impact the care they receive, often for the worse. Can senior citizen mentors change this?
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thisibelieveproject I Am a Racist and So Are You We can choose to believe that we are not racist...or we can be honest with ourselves.
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academic-medicine-logo Are medical students aware of their anti-obesity bias? Medical students have a significant implicit anti-fat bias and two-thirds of those with this bias are unaware it exists. How might this impact the care they, and others in the healthcare community, deliver?
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