‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Anyone?

This Reuters story — curiously datelined for Saturday but already online — reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against eating “cannibal sandwiches.” The story says the sandwiches — which feature raw beef — are eaten in the Upper Midwest. I knew about lutefisk and I knew about pasties, but I had…
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Tooshlights And Leftovers

I’m not sure why this came to the health reporter, but perhaps there’s a connection. In response to what apparently is a critical need, an entrepreneur has developed Tooshlights, “the first of its kind public restroom lighting system,” according to its publicist. Tooshlights is an LED lighting system that notifies patrons if a stall is…
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‘Vast Majority’ Monday

You’ve heard more than you ever wanted to about Black Friday, and you’re probably also familiar with Small Business Monday (shop at locally owned stores) and Cyber Monday (shop online). This year, though, Cyber Monday coincides with Vast Majority Monday. Say what? Vast Majority Monday is the term some health policy wonks are applying to…
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‘I Hate Vegetables’ And Other Excuses

I didn’t have room for this in Health Notes, but I thought it was worth passing along. Fair warning, though: The subject is overindulgence. If you have every intention of overindulging through the holidays and making your adjustments in January, you probably should skip the rest of this. OK, for both of you who are…
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Xenex, Princess Warrior

This morning, Bob King and I joined other media in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, to watch a killer at work. The killer is a robot with the brand name Xenex. This particular Xenex is named Estell. A spokeswoman for the Xenex company in San Antonio told me there…
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