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Bad Patient
Ep. 9: Cinnamon, Thanksgiving, Gene Editing, Calling in Sick
November 25, 2017 Bad Patient

We tackle listener questions about what Bad Patient really means and where the podcast title came from, as well as what causes cravings. We wonder: Can cinnamon solve the obesity epidemic (spoiler alert, no)?

We also learn how to make Thanksgiving super awkward by sharing family health histories at the table. A guy hopes his genetic disorder can be solved by gene editing, but readers wonder: Is this PLAYING GOD? (Spoiler alert #2, also no.) And physicians and pharmacists are the most likely of all health professionals to show up sick for work. We're talking fevers and everything, folks. In fact, 40% of healthcare professionals work with influenza-like illnesses.

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