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Hypopressive Hype

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The mortality rate for black women with breast cancer was 41 percent higher than it was for white women, as of 2014, and insurance coverage played a key factor. A new study found that black patients were likely to have larger and more serious tumors than white patients at time of diagnosis and much more likely to be uninsured or underinsured.

Life in Big Macs

One hour of playing the piano burns 170 calories (based on a 150-pound person) or the equivalent of 0.2 Big Macs.

Never Say Diet

The Major League Eating record for mayonnaise is four 32-ounce bowls in 8 minutes, held by Oleg Zhornitskiy. Warning: Most of these records are held by professional eaters with apt nicknames; the rest by people who really should find something better to do.

Doc Talk

 

PQRST: A mnemonic device used to quickly evaluate chest pain.

P stands for "palliative and provoking." To wit: Does anything make the pain better or worse?

Q refers to "quality." What, precisely does the pain feel like? Is it stabbing and knife-like or dull and throbbing?

R stands for "radiation." Does the pain radiate anywhere beyond the chest, such as into the arm or jaw?

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