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Ep. 8: Side Effects, Blood Pressure, Diet, Cooling Towers
November 18, 2017 Bad Patient

Robin tries to convince everyone she knows--but especially healthy people--to get the flu shot. We learn that 50% of the US adult population has high blood pressure, and then figure out what blood pressure numbers mean. A pilot study on diet and heart disease turns out to be a rewritten press release. And we decide not to worry too much about Legionnaires' Disease, but learn it's one of many reasons people might sue Disney (other reasons: literally anything).

This week's stories:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/11/14/how-common-are-flu-shot-side-effects.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/health/new-blood-pressure-guidelines/index.html

https://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/try-this-diet-to-lower-your-risk-of-heart-failure-728398.html

http://www.newsweek.com/what-legionnaires-disease-deadly-pathogen-shut-down-disneyland-also-lurks-709561

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