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Ep. 19: Flu Vaccine, Standing Desks, Workplace Wellness Program, "Awkward" Doctor
February 03, 2018 Bad Patient

Big Pharma is making a killing on flu vaccines, even when they don't work. So, what's their incentive to develop better ones? Standing desks burn calories, but not that many. Workplace wellness programs don't seem to work, at least in the first year. And a clever anesthesiologist starts writing his name--and his job--on his cap to avoid costly delays during surgery. Also, in Europe, they spell the job title "anaesthesiologist" just to make the word impossible to spell. Or maybe they just love diphthongs. We're not sure.

This week's health news:

https://www.wired.com/story/flu-vaccine-big-pharma/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-01/do-standing-desks-really-help-you-lose-weight

http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/01/26/gold-standard-workplace-wellness-zero

https://shareably.net/doctor-unique-safety-measure/

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