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How Do We Know What Human Organs Do?

Apparently humans have a new internal organ. How can this be, and what does this "new organ" do?
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Changing the Way We Die

Dying may seem like a straightforward business, but there are almost as many ways to approach the end of life as there are to approach life itself.
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The False Promises of Wellness Culture

Wellness is everywhere today: juice cleanses, Soulcycle classes, self-care. The roots of the trend can be found in nineteenth-century health-consciousness.
Letter on Corpulence William Banting

When Dieting Was Only For Men

Today, we tend to assume dieting is for women, but in the 1860s, it was a masculine pursuit.
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Why Do We Get Nauseated?

The causes of nausea are almost too numerous to mention.
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Inside a Nineteenth-Century Quest to End Addiction

In 1880, Dr. Leslie E. Keeley promised a cure for the disease of drunkenness. The community he developed influenced our understanding of treating addiction.
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How PMS Became a Thing

“Is PMS Real?” It was the headline that launched a thousand hot takes—a bold statement by Frank Bures (a male author) ...
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Sorry Kids, the 5-Second Rule is Bunk

The 5-second rule has been officially disproved.
Christopher Corr

Healing Art in Hospitals Today

As hospitals today continue to grow and expand, who is thinking about nurturing patients and visitors with healing art and beautification projects?
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What Doctors Can Learn From the Arts

What can doctors learn from the arts? Ask Anton Chekhov.