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Our American Cousin Show

May 1, 2015

Named for the three act play attended by Pres. Lincoln on his final night, this show reviews our own disaster of healthcare financing. When Gleevec costs $11,000 a month in the US while a generic sells for $735 a month in Canada, our citizens suffer. Though they are not assassinated, they die nonetheless because of weaknesses in our healthcare system. But then, the Health Matters short attention span kicks in. April 12 was grilled cheese sandwich day, and we talk about the (dubious) health benefits of cheese.

Tip: When visiting in the hospital, wash your hands when you enter the room for the safety of the patient. Wash your hands when you leave the room for the safety of your family.

Links:

Tendon rupture associated with playing "Candy Crush"

New York Times reports coffee may reduce melanoma risk

The Dallas Morning News on the cost of cancer drugs