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Health Breakthrough: Doritos Offers Plastic Claw to Help American Kids Reach Its Newest Flavor.

PLANO, TX – Frito-Lay, Inc., made the breathtaking announcement this week that it’s newest flavor, Salsa Verde, will also include a 2-foot plastic claw (called the “SnackMaster”) which will help facilitate hours of wholesome snacking satisfaction for the children of America. Frito-Lay’s chief of publicity, Martin Drimmler, offered us at the DME his take on…

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Hospital Chaplain has Gall to Use Code Blue Ring as Personal Pager Tone

CALEDONIA, ND – Disgust drenched the halls of UEND medical center early this week when various staff members learned that newly-arrived hospital chaplain, Prudence Thackering, MDiv, had the audacity to select the hospital’s “code blue” ring-tone as her own personal pager ring. “I just liked the way it sounded,” said Thackering. “She just what..!?” said second-year…

Original photo by Carlos Paes

Doctor’s Little Tantrums Really Starting to Transform Hospital Culture

Caledonia, ND – It’s been four years since staff hospitalist, Yudwar Pheshmeyni started his noble campaign to change UEND Medical Center. He began with an angry outburst on the 4th flour, directed at the hospital’s electronic medical record system, which has been known to occasionally freeze during the entry of admission orders. As he shouted alone in the…

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Food Scientist Says “Peeps” May Be Secret to Ending World Hunger

BETHLEHEM, PA – They are the fluffy, sugary spring-time treats you’ve grown up loving or hating, but you may not realize the power these tiny chicks punch. One self-proclaimed global health entrepreneur is turning to Marshmallow Peeps to put a stop to famine around the world. Independent “Food Scientist” Kevin Bliggerstop, B.A., who recently graduated with a…

Original photo by Mokra

Local Neurologist Stumped by Patient’s Persistent Crying After Diagnosis

  SOUTH NEW CALEDONIA, ND – Local neurologist, John Klinston, MD, was flummoxed this week by an unusual physiologic phenomenon in one of his patients, Paula Lansdowner, who he recently diagnosed with adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. “Liquid just keeps pouring out of her eyes!” marveled Dr. Klinston. Adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses are a group of rare neurodegenerative disorders…

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Screening Women for Prostate Cancer

WASHINGTON, DC – After recent ambiguous and controversial guidelines on breast cancer screening led to an angry outcry from the general public, the USPSTF has stepped back and decided to offer at least one firm and unequivocal stance on screening women for cancer. They agreed that most women should not be screened for prostate cancer (Level A…

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BREAKING: USDA Adds Girl Scout Cookies to Food Pyramid

WASHINGTON, DC – After a hard-fought battle amongst power-brokers in the world of government food-suggestions, makers of the US Department of Agriculture’s “Food Pyramid” have unanimously agreed to add Girl Scout Cookies to the pinnacle of the pyramid. “Our latest edition of the Food Pyramid included exercise as part the program, but we realized that someone climbing…

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jonathan Vandervis, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, visits a patient at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital along with Quinny, a cocker spaniel pet therapy dog who visits patients at the hospital. Members of the Blue Angels visited the hospital while in Millington, Tenn., for the Memphis Air Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Amanda Sullivan/Released)

Hospital pet therapy dog totally burnt out

WEST CALEDONIA, ND – For co-workers at University of Eastern North Dakota Medical Center (UENDMC),  the truth has become too obvious to ignore: after three years of grinding out pet therapy visits on the hospital wards, local springer spaniel “Molly” is utterly burned out. Staff members have noticed the bitter resentment in her gait and are appalled at…

Original photo by Adam Ciesielski

Surgical intern resolves to throw his weight around more in 2016

NEW CALEDONIA, ND – Surgical Intern Ben Plusters has made quite a few resolutions for 2016, but his most important decision for the New Year is to start letting his lion-like clinical prowess roar a little more at University of Eastern North Dakota Medical Center. “I’ve learned a lot in my 6 months of being…

Bear Attack

Groundbreaking Study Shows Bear Attacks More Deadly Than Tobacco

BALTIMORE, MD – How bad is smoking really? When compared with other risky activities, it appears it may not be nearly as dangerous as public health officials would have you believe. The DME Continues its coverage of bear-related medical issues with this report on a new study from the Journal of Ursine Health Risks. The study,…

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Meat Industry Says Processed Meats “Linked to Cancer But Often Highly Delicious”

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A carnivorous ruckus erupted this week after the World Health Organization (WHO) stunned meat-lovers around the world by confirming that consuming processed meats raises one’s risk of cancer. “People are making serious health choices each time that they bite into a bacon cheeseburger,” said Jim Lehnder, Chief of the World Health Organization’s Lifestyle Disappointment Task Force.…