The Doctors: Emojis For Period Symptoms
Emojis are all the rage these days, but now there are “femojis” because a recent campaign was launched in hopes of adding more gender specific symbols, to make it easier for women to talk about their period. The proposed symbols included ones for bloating, cramping, spotting, period, and PMS, as well as a pad. Dr Tanya Altmann joked that it could be funny to send to your husband or partner, although you may be better off just using it in texts and not on social media.
More than anything, Dr Travis Stork was just confused! Confused was the word of the day and you can use the word confused on The Doctors website to enter for a chance to win a Zoned Dough Lavender Pillow and Malouf Tencel Sheets.
The Doctors: Dramamine To Contain Your Drama?
There’s a video being shared on Facebook of a woman speaking to the camera, explaining that she’s certainly caused some drama in her own life from time-to-time. But she discovered Dramamine, accurately pronounced like “drama-MEAN,” although she hilariously calls it drama-mine. “I feel my drama comin’ on, I take this little pill, and my drama is contained. It’s all mine,” she states. “It stays right here. I don’t share it anymore.”
Because the medicine is meant for motion sickness, there are symbols for an airplane, a boat, and a car. But she points them out and says it’s a sign that even if your drama happens on one of those vehicles, “it’s okay!”
The woman in the video is actually comedian Molly Ann, who meant it completely as a joke. She joined the show via Skype and explained that she’s a stay-at-home mom with five children. She was driving when the idea for her video popped in her head. Dr Andrew Ordon explained that Dramamine is taken for motion sickness and can have a side effect of making you sleepy. Dr Travis Stork wanted to make it clear that no one should take it only to reduce drama in their lives. Molly Ann agreed, saying she was just trying to have some fun!
The Doctors: Restaurant Owner In Prison After Customer’s Deadly Allergic Reaction
For The Doctors‘ News in 2:00, it was reported that a British restaurant owner has been sentenced to six years in prison for a curry dish that killed a customer. The owner was found guilty of gross negligence and several food safety offences in the death of 38-year-old Paul Wilson. According to The New York Times, Wilson had a severe peanut allergy and died after a single bite of take-out chicken tikka masala from Indian Garden Restaurant. Wilson told the restaurant about his allergy and “no nuts” was written on his take-out container. Investigators discovered that the restaurant replaced ground almonds with cheaper ground peanuts, even after the restaurant was cited following a customer’s allergic reaction.
The prosecutor said the message to the catering industry should be evident: “If you ignore your responsibilities and regulations and put lives at real risk, we will not hesitate to prosecute.”
The Doctors: Dr Christine Meyer, Team CMMD
In 2013, Dr Christine Meyer formed the charitable organization, Team CMMD, to participate in the Blue Cross Broad Street run. The non-profit is based in Chester County, Pennsylvania and is comprised of runners and cyclists who host dedication runs for those fighting illnesses and provide financial assistance, scholarships, gift cards, and meals to families dealing with cancer.
The Doctors: Large Drop In Smoking Rates
In 2015, there was a 15% drop in smoking rates, making it the biggest decline in more than 20 years. The CDC released the results based on a large national survey. Smoking causes close to 500,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and is the leading cause of preventable illness. Experts believe the decline is connected to anti-smoking campaigns, cigarette taxes, and smoking bans.