Health Advice



Doses In Abundance

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83: Percentage of sequenced COVID-19 cases that are now identified as the Delta variant

Source: The Lancet; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stories For the Waiting Room

A large, new study of hospitalized patients found that female physicians tended to have lower rates of patient mortality than their male colleagues. The Canadian study of 171,000 patients between 2010 and 2017 found that the mortality rate among female doctors was 4.8% compared with 5.2% for male doctors.

Doc Talk

Aphthous stomatitis: benign, noncontagious mouth (canker) sores


Phobia of the Week

Lalophobia: fear of speaking

Never Say 'Diet'

The Major League Eating record for Maine lobster is 44 (11.3 pounds of meat) in 12 minutes, held by Sonya Thomas. Her competitors were shell-shocked by Thomas' feat, not to mention the lobsters.


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