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1/23/2019

Even a 20-Second Exercise ‘Snack’ Can Improve Fitness
New York Times
As little as 20 seconds of brisk stair climbing, done several times a day, might be enough to increase aerobic fitness.
 
V.A. Wait Times Now Shorter Than for Private Doctors
New York Times
By 2017, mean wait time at V.A. hospitals had gone down 17.7 days, while rising to 29.8 for private practitioners.
 

 
Allergic to Penicillin? You May Not Be
New York Times
Nineteen out of 20 people who have been told they are allergic to penicillin are not truly allergic to the drug.
 
They went to Mexico for surgery. They came back with a deadly superbug.
Washington Post
Tamika Capone thought she was making a smart call by traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery. Her doctor had urged her to have the procedure to reduce her out-of-control weight and blood pressure. But her husband’s health insurance would not cover the $17,500 bill. After a friend got the surgery in Tijuana for $4,000, Capone decided to do the same.