Texas hospital says obese applicants need not apply

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In Victoria, Texas, the Citizens Medical Center has implemented a hiring policy that is "virtually unheard of" in the medical field: All potential employees must have a body mass index of less than 35. As explained by The Texas Tribune, a BMI of 35 translates roughly to a weight of 210 pounds for someone who is 5-foot-5, and 245 pounds for someone who is 5-foot-10.

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