Mooning Cancer Show

Aug 2, 2016

We are not the only one’s bothered by the “cancer moonshot” analogy. Pres. Obama announced it, and VP Joe Biden is spearheading the effort to double the rate of advances in cancer treatment. However, if the “moon” is doubling the rate of technological advances, it is not at all clear how we will know when we hit it. At Health Matters, we decided if you couldn’t do a moonshot, you could at least moon cancer, which fits our mental level. The show includes Zika predictions, cardiac arrests during heat waves, and the influence of your immune system on your personality.

Tip: Your pillow may contain dust mites, pollen, and other allergens you brought in on your hair last time you went outside. It pays to keep your pillow clean. Our references recommend washing the pillow twice a year and replacing it every three years.


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