A Frightening Diet Fad
A scheme to lose weight effortlessly begins by injecting pregnancy hormones into the body which, in theory, allay the hunger pains of a starvation diet that follows.
A diet first popularized in the 1950s is making a comeback and it is no less strange now than it was then. "In theory, daily shots of the hCG pregnancy hormone allow a dieter to maintain a starvation diet of 500 calories without feeling hunger pangs. On paper, it is easy to be skeptical. More difficult, however, is discounting the success stories of women like Mary Jo, a New Jersey native who appeared on 'The Dr. Oz Show' in February. 'This diet is amazing,' she told the audience, her voice cracking as she held back tears that were both exhausted and elated."
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
- James Patterson has sold 300 million copies of his 130 books, making him one of the most successful authors alive today.
- He talks about how some writers can overdo it by adding too much research, or worse, straying from their outline for too long.
- James' latest book, The President is Missing, co-written with former President Bill Clinton, is out now.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
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