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1 in 5: ratio of Americans who have a Fitbit, Apple Watch or other device capable of tracking health and wellness data, such as steps walked, heart rate and quality of sleep

Source: STAT

Stories for the Waiting Room

Antimicrobial resistance is in great part due to the inappropriate prescribing or overprescribing of antibiotics, not to mention pathogens' ceaseless evolution to escape treatment. But there's another problem, says the Access to Medicine Foundation: In many low- to middle-income countries, antibiotic use is limited to what's available, not necessarily what's best.

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Anxiogenic: producing anxiety


Phobia of the week

Chorophobia: fear of dancing

Never Say 'Diet'

The Major League Eating record for pickled beef tongue is 3 pounds, 3 ounces in 12 minutes, held by Dominic Cardo. The record for cow brains is 17.7 pounds (57 brains) in 15 minutes, held by Takeru Kobayashi. In neither case did surviving bovine speak or think kindly of the professional speed eaters.


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