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Month: August 2015

How Doctors Want to Die

How Doctors Want to Die

Dr. Kendra Fleagle Gorlitsky recalls the anguish she used to feel performing CPR on elderly, terminally ill patients. “I felt like I was beating up people at the end of their life,” she says. It looks nothing like what people see on TV. In real life, ribs often break and few survive the ordeal. Gorlitsky now teaches medicine at the University of Southern California and says these early clinical experiences have stayed with her. “I would be doing the CPR…

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Sleeping posture could affect brain health, study shows

Sleeping posture could affect brain health, study shows

Sleeping on your side rather than your back or stomach might play a role in helping reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases, according to a new study. Side sleeping opens a passage in the brain called the glymphatic pathway that dispels waste and other chemicals, say the researchers from Stony Brook University in the US. “It is interesting that the lateral sleep position is already the most popular in human and most animals – even in…

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