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Episode 3: Home remedies, Headaches, Birth control
October 14, 2017 Bad Patient
There are SEVEN ways to remove a varicose vein, and it turns out that the pit of an apricot is actually called a "kernel." We talk about a guy who died from taking supplements (hey, his MD told him to stop!). We dig into what may be the most painful type of headache--and whether it's fair to call any ailment "the MOST painful," and discuss some sobering news about birth control. And we tackle a reader's question about varicose veins! Resources mentioned in Bad Patient Episode 3:

Varicose Veins (The Mayo Clinic, Treatment & Diagnosis) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/varicose-veins/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350649

National Headache Foundation: The complete headache chart http://www.headaches.org/2008/12/11/the-complete-headache-chart

American Public Health Association: Universal Access to Contraception "The development of safe, effective contraception is widely considered to be one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century."

https://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2015/12/17/09/14/universal-access-to-contraception

ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) on contraception as a "medical necessity" https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/News-Room/Statements/2017/Nations-Ob-Gyns-Denounce-Trump-Administrations-Attack-on-Contraception

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