On March 12, 2012, Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) reported on the cure for nosebleeds by using bacon. The man is hilarious!
I already posted something on this (Nasal Tampon of Bacon Stops Nosebleeds!) back in January, but I rather enjoyed the comical side a bit more!
Thank you, @sioron on Twitter for posting the link to a very educating poster on Medical Billing School (posted by Katie).
No, really. The Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology has an article discussing how “Cured salted pork crafted as a nasal tampon and packed within the nasal vaults successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly, effectively, and without sequelae.”
This artcle I discovered this through is on Care2.com, check it out: “Bacon Cures Nosebleeds…Of Course it Does!”
Detroit News.com also had a great write up: “Got bacon?…”
If you are interested in purchasing the artcle from Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology or even simply reading the brief abstract, check it out: AORL.