MedDay – May 28, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS News) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 60 new measles cases last week. That brings the total number this year to 940 in 26 states- the worst outbreak since 1994. Public health officials say the surge is due to misinformation about vaccines.

Stanford University researchers have found the liquids that give E-cigarettes flavor may increase the risk of heart disease when inhaled. They found the liquids damage cells that line the insides of blood vessels. Cinnamon and menthol were found to be particularly harmful flavors.

And doctor burnout costs the health care system more than $4.5 billion per year. Burnout is associated with poorer quality of care, lower patient satisfaction and malpractice lawsuits.

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