Weekend Wrap Up 2.7.14

Phew! I've had one of those weeks where I look back and feel like the events of the past week should have been spread out over the course of a month rather than just five days. I started my week in Florida on somewhat of a work-cation visiting family and soaking up some rays, laptop in hand. I headed straight from the beach to NYC to talk measles and heart attacks with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox and Friends. Then, a few hours later I discussed the effects of stress on the body with Cavuto. 

Finally, back at home in Nashville I topped off the week by celebrating my 4th wedding anniversary with my husband (he surprised me by cooking dinner!) and an ice skating double date with friends (you should try it!). This morning's relaxing coffee time at my kitchen table is much needed. If you could use some reading material to go with your own cup of joe check out this week's more interesting medical news stories

Today is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Will you indulge?

'Transpoosition'. A woman's fecal transplant leads to massive weight gain. She quickly gained 36 pounds after the procedure but experts are uncertain how the gut bugs and her waistline are linked. A similar phenomenon has been noted in mice. 

In related news, you can earn $13,000 a year by selling your poop if you live in Massachusetts. Company OpenBiome compensates qualifying individuals for dung donations which are used to treat patients with C. diff. It's a crappy job but somebody's got to do it. 

Satirical news source The Onion has a comical take on the rote medical recommendation that office employees work from a stand up desk

man who lived in a vegetative state for 12 years wakes up to tell his story

Beloved Roald Dhal, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, lost his 7-year-old daughter to measles. Twenty-four years later he wrote a heartbreaking essay about the tragedy saying "it's almost a crime to let your child go unimmunized". 

This three-year-old dressed up like Wonder Woman on her last day of chemo. The photo of the young superhero is inspiring cancer patients across the country. 

Florida woman gives birth to a 14 pound baby...and she claims she didn't know she was pregnant until 35 weeks (I don't buy it). 

Hold the meds. A new study shows one in three people would prefer a shorter life to taking a pill every day. It looks like daily aspirin may not be for everyone. 

Designer Melissa Odabash debuts a chic line of swimwear for women who've had mastectomies. And, 20 percent of sales from every purchase go to the Future Dreams charity. 

9 scientific hacks to help you get over jet lag

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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