Are Night Terrors Contagious? And Other Questions with Dr. Carroll

Please rate. From Healthcare Triage. This week on the podcast, Aaron is talking about the flu, Idaho’s extra-legal insurance experiment, and Medicaid work requirements. He’s also going to answer a bunch of your questions, including finally knowing whether you can catch sleep paralysis by reading about sleep paralysis! Ask questions for future shows at http://www.healthcaretriage.info

Blood Pressure Guidelines Have Changed, and PANIC!

Please rate. From Healthcare Triage. Actually, don’t panic. Or maybe do panic. I don’t know. The American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines late last in 2017. New coverage was breathless, and claimed millions of Americans suddenly had high blood pressure. But, it’s a little more complicated than that. Aaron has a book out…

The Flu is Terrible!

Please rate. From Healthcare Triage. This year’s influenza is really bad. Hospitalizations are up, and health departments in 49 states report widespread flu. Apparently, if you don’t want the flu, go to Hawaii. Just kidding. You can still get a flu shot, and you don’t have to go to Hawaii! Aaron has a book out…

Lawsuits as a Tool to Stifle Research

Please rate. From Healthcare Triage. Health research is difficult for a bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is the practice of using lawsuits to stifle research. A researcher finds that a product is harmful, and the producers of that product attack the researcher in court, in an attempt to discredit the scientists, stop the…

Get Your Flu Shot! It’s Not About You, OK?

Please rate. From Healthcare Triage. It’s not too late to get a flu shot! You may have heard that the flu shot this year is “less effective” than in earlier years. That may not mean what you think it means. Less effective is a relative relationship, and in absolute terms, the shot is still pretty…