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Christina Palmer, M.D.
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Christina Palmer, M.D. is a second year resident at the University of California San Francisco Family & Community Medicine program. This essay was written as part of the residency program’s Writing for Advocacy curriculum.

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Navajos Leading the Way in the Fight Against Obesity

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 3:49 PM

The rest of the country should pay attention to what happens on the Navajo Nation following the institution of the junk food tax, which recently passed. They may lead the way for the rest of America in the fight against obesity and related chronic disease.

Across the country, the...

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A Spoonful of Tax (Makes Obesity Go Down)

(13) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 12:15 PM

As I walk into my primary care clinic and greet my patient, I notice she is drinking a soda while she waits for me. She looks at her baby daughter, who is also my patient, and tells me:

"I know soda isn't healthy but the baby loves it. Sometimes I...

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