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Olden, Not Golden

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It also contains 35 milligrams of cholesterol (12 percent); 430 mg of sodium (18 percent); 30 grams of total carbohydrates (10 percent); 4 grams of fiber (16 percent); 4 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.

Never Say Diet

The Major League Eating record for turducken is 7.75 pounds in 12 minutes, held by Sonya Thomas. Turducken consists of a deboned chicken stuffed inside a deboned duck stuffed inside a deboned turkey stuffed, in this case, inside Thomas. It's an example of engastration, a recipe method in which one animal is inserted into the gastric passage of another, which sounds really tasty.

Stories for the Waiting Room

Not that you should worry, but STAT News recently reported that in 2014, the National Institutes of Health found a decades-old vial of smallpox in an FDA lab storage room. In 2015, it was announced that a federal lab accidentally shipped live anthrax to nearly 200 labs over 12 years. And in 2016, security officials discovered that a private lab accidentally sent out a toxic form of ricin multiple times since 2011.

This year, says STAT, federal officials say they're going to review the program that's supposed to make sure these things don't happen.

 

Doc Talk

Apneustic breathing: A pattern of breathing that may occur after damage to the lower pons, a region of the brain. Patients breathe in deeply, pause, breathe out, pause again (often for many seconds) then repeat process.

Phobia of the Week

Ombrophobia: Fear of rain

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