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Ep. 31: Babies, Stem Cells, Race, Pain
May 05, 2018 Bad Patient

Some medical providers are recommending probiotics for kids and babies, but it's not clear which ones are best -- or if children need them at all (although our bias is clear). In other news, unregulated stem cell injections are causing heartbreaking outcomes for desperate patients. A race in Texas celebrates those who'd prefer NOT to run very far. And women who report pain in medical settings are often not seen as credible sources.

Here's the must-read piece Robin mentions during this episode on a woman with ovarian torsion who lost her ovary due to negligence: How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/emergency-room-wait-times-sexism/410515/

This week's health news:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/30/606440075/probiotics-for-babies-and-kids-new-research-explores-good-bacteria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/miracle-cures-or-modern-quackery-stem-cell-clinics-multiply-with-heartbreaking-results-for-some-patients/2018/04/29/80cbcee8-26e1-11e8-874b-d517e912f125_story.html?noredirect=on

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/26/606127327/finally-a-race-for-the-rest-of-us-0-5k-in-texas-includes-beer-smoke-break

https://medium.com/s/story/believing-women-means-believing-their-pain-6c48e06c7ccd

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