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Jann Arden, on Facebook, with a candid, heartbreaking, glimpse into her experiences caring for her mother who has Alzheimer's
Eli Saslow in the Washington Post with a long read on what it's like to live with addiction.
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"made water the easy and free choice"So much better than the choice of more expensive bottled water vs. less expensive soda.
"The Cancer MoonShot 2020 Program is one of the most comprehensive cancer collaborative initiatives launched to date, seeking to accelerate the potential of combination immunotherapy as the next generation standard of care in cancer patients."And so what's the cost of this ambitious program over the course of the next 5 years?
|That this photo from the Atlantic of Aleppo, Syria is over 4 years old is terrifying|
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"This is the after-hours stock sandwich meal that is typically served when the Room Service line is closed. It's what is available when they can't order something off of their designated menu and is typically served when pts are in the ER and diet orders aren't solidified yet."Later she suggests that the alternative to handing out Doritos and Oreos would be an organic kale salad with quinoa (which would lead to rioting) and that cookies are comforting,
"I hear what you're saying and I don't expect to change your opinion on a FB rant; however, if our hospital offered something like an organic kale salad with a side of quinoa to some of our patients in the ER, there would be massive rioting. This is a well-portioned boxed meal, that is shelf-stable, a good source of protein and fiber, hospital budget-friendly and easily prepared by our limited kitchen staff. And I don't know about you, but if I'm a patient in the ER that just went thru a traumatic experience, a cookie might just make me feel a little bit better."Cochran defended it on the basis that because it also has a sandwich and a fruit it's ok,
"There was more to the meal than Doritos. It had a sandwich and fruit but no one seems to notice that."She then followed that up with the suggestion that the meal was ok because there was no such thing as junk foods and that a diet consisting wholly of broccoli would be bad for you,
"There are no junk foods, only junk diets. Doritos and Oreos can be eaten as part of a healthful diet. A diet of only doritos and oreos is not a healthful diet. Neither is a diet of only broccoli, which I assume no one is calling "junk" but eaten as your only food it does not provide for all necessary nutrients."As I mentioned on Twitter, the issue of course isn't a single meal that includes Doritos and Oreos, it's that we have so normalized the provision of junk food that not only is there a hospital giving it out to sick patients in their emergency department, there are RDs who are comfortable defending that practice.