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Choreomania: excessive desire to dance

Never Say 'Diet'

The Major League Eating record for watermelon is 13.22 pounds in 15 minutes, held by Jim Reeves. Reeves' 15-year-old record might be considered something of a surprise. He's not among the top seeds in professional speed eating. On the other hand, presumably, there were no seeds in the watermelons either.

Best Medicine

A man walks into the doctor's office and the doctor says, "I've not seen you for a while."

"Yes," the man replies, "I've not been ill."



"To burp or not to burp. That is the indigestion." -- Unknown

Medical History

This week in 1987, Paul Holc became the youngest person in the world known to have an organ transplant of any kind when he received a new heart at just 3 hours old. Surgeons at Loma Linda University Medical Center performed the procedure. At birth, young Holc weighed less than 7 ounces and suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a fatal heart defect where the heart's left chamber is missing or atrophied. He was delivered early by caesarean section because a donor heart became available from a brain-dead baby in Canada. By the time Holc was 10 years old, hundreds of similar transplants had been performed at Loma Linda.


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