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We’ve all heard that “practice makes perfect,” or at least that “perfect practice makes perfect.” Is this true? Some would unequivocally say “yes.” In 1993, psychologist K. Anders Ericsson...

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As the spotlight shifts from the Republican to Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton’s plans for health care reform, including a proposed new “public option” for health insurance for some Americans,...

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Approximately four million women give birth each year in the United States. Most women have some level of fear about labor and birth; it is considered part of the normal experience of childbirth. For...

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The demands of being a presidential candidate take a toll on sleep. And the demands are not likely to lessen for whomever is elected. President Obama says he schedules six hours of sleep a night but that...

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The opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are just days away. But this year, fears of Zika have cast a shadow over festivities. The Zika virus is the cause of an ongoing epidemic of...

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Emergency physicians learn to be prepared for anything thrown at us in the clinical arena. Personal life is a different story. Last year a drunk driver with multiple prior offenses and no valid driver’s...

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Uganda’s only radiation treatment machine broke down in April earlier this year, provoking widespread public criticism and leaving an estimated 30,000 new cancer patients stranded. Yet the lack of adequate...

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Aside from repealing the Affordable Care Act, Donald Trump’s website gives only a few details for his health care policy, one of the most important issues facing Americans. He argues that “Obamacare”...

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Ella Fitzgerald sang that “into each life some rain must fall,” but it has felt like torrents of grief have fallen upon us in recent months. We all experience hardships and stress, and we are all...

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The U.S. Senate approved a bill July 13 with a vote of 92-2 to treat the nation’s opioid addiction crisis. It’s worth noting that one state – Georgia – recently passed a law that could block,...