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January 22, 2019

Weekly review: Are artificial sweeteners dangerous? New research seeks to settle the debate.

Daily Briefing

    Are artificial sweeteners dangerous? New research seeks to settle the debate. (Monday, Jan. 14)
    For the millions of Americans who use artificial sweeteners every day—including President Trump, who drinks a reported 12 Diet Cokes daily—an unresolved question has long surrounded their habit: Could artificial sweeteners be hazardous to your health? Now, a newly published research review in BMJ seeks to settle the debate.

    'I weigh 460 pounds': How it feels to be morbidly obese in America (Tuesday, Jan. 15)
    Writing for The Atlantic, Tommy Tomlinson gives an inside look at his life as a 460-pound man in America—and how the weight loss journey is far more complicated than many health care providers realize.

    How Americans die, in 5 charts (Wednesday, Jan. 16)
    According to just-released CDC data, Americans are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than from a car crash. Explore our interactive charts to discover how death is changing in America—and learn three ways providers must adapt to this new reality, according to Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet.

    The 10 most-Googled diets of 2018 (and what science says about them) (Thursday, Jan. 17)
    In 2018, Americans turned to Google in droves to seek out information on high-profile diets—and while some of them are backed by solid evidence, others are ill-researched and potentially even dangerous, according to Keri Gans, a registered dietician and nutritionist writing for U.S. News & World Report.

    Physician burnout in 2019, charted (Friday, Jan. 18)
    More than 40% of physicians are burned out, according to Medscape's 2019 National Physicians Burnout & Depression Report. Discover which specialists are feeling the most burned-out, and learn how to address what Advisory Board's Hamza Hasan says is "one of the biggest drivers of the problem."

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