Bad Patient

Ep. 8: Side Effects, Blood Pressure, Diet, Cooling Towers

November 17, 2017
Bad Patient
Ep. 8: Side Effects, Blood Pressure, Diet, Cooling Towers
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Bad Patient
Ep. 8: Side Effects, Blood Pressure, Diet, Cooling Towers
Nov 17, 2017
Bad Patient
We explore flu shot side effects, an expanded blood pressure definition, the link between diet and heart disease, and cooling towers linked to Legionnaires' disease.
Show Notes

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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