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What Science Has to Say About Intermittent Fasting

A common argument used by proponents of intermittent fasting is that it makes evolutionary sense because we evolved from hunter-gatherers who faced alternating periods of feast and famine.
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Why Do We Have to Die and What Can Be Done About It?

Research on the hydra has shined a light on why organisms die, but the picture painted by longevity research so far, although rich in detail, has been contradictory and confusing.
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The Scientific Evidence that Optimism Leads to Better Health

The underlying factors that govern our health and longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs. moroseness, they are positive vs. negative attitudes, compassion vs. hostility, love vs. hate.
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This is Why Advance Directives Should Be Clinical, Not Legal Documents

The advantages of having an advance directive that is easily modifiable to reflect the changing wishes of a dying individual far outweighs the concerns of those who advocate for a legalistic approach.
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Adherence Might Be the New Gold Standard for Quality in Healthcare

Stakeholders are looking to patients as key variables in adherence and wondering whether throwing tech at a problem will affect more than just wallets.
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Rising Cost of Drugs Threatens the Health of Millions

Prescription drug expenditures are nearly 20% of healthcare costs and are expected to increase more even as pending health insurance reform threatens coverage for millions.
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How Ketamine Infusion Will Transform the Way Depression is Treated

The newest method to treat depression comes is an anesthetic medication, ketamine, that has been used in emergency and operating rooms for more than 50 years.
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Violence, Not Politics, Fueled the Horrific Baseball Shooting

Many mass shooters, including James Hodgkinson, the baseball field shooter, have a history of violence, particularly against women. This, not politics, likely fueled the horrific event in Virginia.
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Can Patient Safety Be Protected After a Cyber Attack?

What physicians and hospital staff need to know in order to protect patient safety if all patient care data vanish after a cyber attack.