The History of Medicine

2000 B.C.—Here, eat this root. 1000 A.D.—That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 1850 A.D.—That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion. 1920 A.D.—That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill. 1945 A.D.—That pill is ineffective. Here, take this penicillin. 1955 A.D.—Oops . . . bugs mutated. Here, take this tetracycline. 1960–1999—39 more …

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How can sleep deprivation harm you?

We all know the importance of sleep, but not all of us are informed about the neurocognitive outcomes of sleep loss. According to recent Gallup surveys, 40% of Americans aren't getting enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention referenced sleep deprivation as a “Public Health Epidemic” affecting more and more individuals each year. …

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