Bad Patient

Ep. 9: Cinnamon, Thanksgiving, Gene Editing, Calling in Sick

November 24, 2017
Bad Patient
Ep. 9: Cinnamon, Thanksgiving, Gene Editing, Calling in Sick
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Bad Patient
Ep. 9: Cinnamon, Thanksgiving, Gene Editing, Calling in Sick
Nov 24, 2017
Bad Patient
Cinnamon may promote fat burning (breathe, America), the holidays are a *great* time to talk about family health histories, gene editing offers hope for one man with a rare disorder, and medical professionals don't call in sick as often as they should. A-choo!
Show Notes

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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