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After Unplanned Hospital Visit, Another Unpleasant Surprise

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Counts

40: Percentage of U.S. deaths that occurred in hospitals in 2003.

30: Percentage in 2017 (more people now dying at home).

Source: New England Journal of Medicine

Doc Talk

Cicatrization: the process of forming a scar.

 

Phobia of the Week

Sociophobia: fear of social evaluation (hey, no one's judging here).

Number Cruncher

A single fruit crepe with strawberry topping from the International House of Pancakes contains 460 calories, 189 from fat. It has 21 total grams of fat, or 32% of the recommended total fat intake for a 2,000-calorie daily diet.

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