It began with the Daily Mail in the UK reporting on a lead from Instagram of a Florida teen whose lung collapsed from vaping. What a great story in this media environment, if only it were true.

This year brought about a number of public discussions surrounding not only less mainstream medical conditions, but also physically and emotionally challenging and ethically complex ones.

Senator Rand Paul was assaulted and sustained multiple rib fractures, according to published reports. He tweeted, “Kelley and I appreciate the overwhelming support after Friday’s unfortunate event.

The body likes things like oxygen to go where it is designed to go.