Episode 053: Celebrity Look-Alikes

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Oh, this? It’s my internal pet. Photo by The British Library
Corbin Weaver, Kaci McCleary, Lisa Wehr, Greg Woods, Ben Quarshie and Cole Cheney were all available for podcasting this week, so I match them with their celebrity look-alikes. Also, we announce an internship for Iowa pre-meds, something we’re very excited about. We talk about Brittany Maynard’s decision to move to Oregon so that she could be in a position to end her suffering from glioblastoma by taking advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity law. New crash test dummies have been made to account for Americans’ expanding waistlines. Tracking diseases using the Internet has become more and more common, and it turns out that one such effort noticed the Ebola outbreak before the WHO brought it to our attention. We round up the recent mid-term votes on health issues around the country. A patient claims he discovered his rectal exam was assisted by actors from a popular Canadian medical drama. A Brazilian man has a 2-foot long eel-like fish removed from his intestines and the operation is leaked to the Internet by all bazillion people in the OR with cell phones. New connected kegel exerciser allow you to monitor your progress with an iOS app. Researchers create nanotech scallops that can swim through your blood to help docs do doctory stuff.

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