28 July 2006

wide load

i could probably sue the cbc, because this morning, when i heard them reporting a story about how there is a growing medical crisis because many americans are too fat to be x-rayed, i started laughing and almost drove off the road. i'm linking to the story here, because it will be much safer for you to find out about it through the safety of the internet (at least, i'm assuming you're not drriving right now).

i had already heard about the problems being faced by airlines, who are having to accomodate heavier loads in the passenger cabin, but this is a new one. it's bad enough that there are instances where the x-rays can't penetrate the fatty tissue, but can you imagine what's happening with the mri machines? pretty soon, the preparation for these is going to include the nurse spraying patients down with pam to ensure they don't get stuck.

3 comments:

Maximum Overlord said...

Its survival of the fittest taken to its logical conclusion

flora_mundi said...

survival of the fattest?

DJ Tobias said...

If you are a medical device manfacturer - you can specialize in "super-size" MRIs.

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