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Meghan Glynn

Meghan Glynn is a web producer for newsday.com with a bachelors degree in journalism from LIU Post. Meghan volunteers as an EMT and is excited by all things pertaining to health and sciences.

Tapeworms: A diet plan with a long list of health risks

Tapeworms are stored in jars at an exhibit

What is typically only an issue in underdeveloped countries (and in the occasional case of eating undercooked meat), tapeworms recently made headlines when the story emerged of a Florida woman who willingly fed her teen daughter the tiny parasites.

In an episode of “Untold Stories of the ER” on Discovery Fit & Health, a nurse recalls when a woman admitted to having fed her daughter a tapeworm...

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