New Tide of Optimism Show

Feb 13, 2018

In his State of the Union address, President Trump described a new tide of optimism that was sweeping the nation. We had Health Matters can feel it, and dedicated the show to that concept. Unfortunately, the only tide we could find in the medical literature was Tide Pods, which are being eaten by disturbed teenagers seeking attention. Soooo, we just did our usual depressing health update.

Tip: a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks and sports drinks, has been shown to reduce consumption, which should lower our rates of diabetes. It also changes the usage pattern of other drinks, which needs more study.


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NPR on teenagers eating Tide Pods