Our lives have a starting point and an ending point. In other words, mortality is the basis of our evolutionary biology. Just as life plays an integral role in reproduction, so does death. Imagine a world with immortal beings; the hypothetical consequences of this would be an increased fertility rate and an overcrowded environment, leading … Read More

There is no chapter in medical school textbooks that prepares students for delivering bad news or coping with death. Thus, it’s not a surprise that experiencing the death of a patient for the first time can be a very emotionally charged event in the lives of medical students. It can usher in a variety of emotions ranging … Read More

Cholesterol is a thick, fat-like substance that naturally appears all around your body. It is necessary for daily bodily functions such as the digestion of fat and the production of Vitamin D and various hormones. However, if there is too much cholesterol in your bloodstream, it may clog and cause a buildup, called plaque, in your blood … Read More

My achy-breaky back and seemingly infinite fatigue often make me feel old beyond my years, but for some, this feeling is much more than a sarcastic throwaway. Progeria, also called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, is a rare (one in four million) genetic condition that causes patients to age very quickly. Patients with progeria begins to present … Read More

It’s unfortunate, but eventually everyone passes away. Although life expectancy has certainly increased in recent years, immortality has yet to be reached. Some people are able to accept the fact that death is inevitable, but it isn’t at all unusual for people to fear death. However, people are often able to overcome this fear through various means, a major … Read More

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