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French Ambulance during American Civil War
Aug 17

History of Medicine 1800-1850

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“Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.” Moliere The Revolutionary war is ended, a new century is begun, our first president has passed away and we are the freest society in the modern world. So, what are your options if you become ill? If you lived in the cities your first […]

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Aug 17

The History of Medicine in America

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The Settlers Arrive There were two physicians on the Mayflower. One was Myles Standish, the commander of the Mayflower. He was an officer in the British army, a magistrate, an engineer, an explorer, an interpreter, a merchant, and a physician. Called the Hero of New England, Standish’s formal education was in the military and, like […]

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Aug 17

Civil War Medicine

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by Dr Julius Bonello, MD The Union generals stood silently and watched as the long line of wounded made their way back to Washington. Although the morning had started out as glorious for the United States, it had quickly turned into a military debacle. Almost 2,700 Union Soldiers had been killed or wounded in a […]

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Aug 16

Blood Pressure — The How Tos and How Not Tos

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First you should know: if you are over 60, there are new guidelines for blood pressure (from the famous SPRINT Study [Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trail]) tell us that 150/90 is the new normal. You can read more about this and new information we’ve found on blood pressure since first publishing our investigations here: Hypertension Update. […]

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Exercise
Aug 13

The Best Exercise Advice You’ll Ever Hear

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Never, ever exercise strenuously for a period longer than half an hour. If you are playing tennis, or doing something similar, you are not going full-out for any length of time and you are taking breaks. Thus, this is not strenuous exercise for a long period, though you still must hydrate, replenish your electrolytes, and […]

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