A Touching Episode

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Keep that filthy thing away from me. Photo by HeyDanielle

Listener Mitch writes in to ask what this week’s co-hosts (Tony Rosenberg, Alex Volkmar, Rob Humble, and Nicole Morrow) wish they knew before they got to medical school. What should Mitch think about debt? Seeking honors? Voluntourism? And with the news that an artificial fingertip was successfully wired to an amputee’s nerves allowing him to detect rough and smooth surfaces, Dave decides it’s time to test the amazing sense of touch. This may or may not be an excuse for Dave to get his co-hosts to wear bags on their heads.

Speaking of touching, the CDC and Consumer Reports isn’t real happy with hospitals and their C. diff infection rates. Not. At. All. West Virginia lawmakers get excited (and pretty nauseous) about a new law there allowing the consumption of raw milk. The first US uterus transplant took place, and failed. And, health app makers tend to play fast-and-loose with the health data they collect, lacking things like robust privacy policies.

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