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A Frustrating Mess

A Frustrating Mess

I didn’t take an internship that could have gotten me into my industry of choice. I didn’t take the time to look for a rewarding job. I never left my job to pursue other options, further my education, or to simply take a break and re-group. I took the first soul-sucking desk jockey position I was offered that had full benefits and clung to it for dear life, because I knew I was only one test result away from yet another surgery and I was scared.

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Is it Peace or is it Prozac? Notes from a well-medicated life.

Is it Peace or is it Prozac? Notes from a well-medicated life.

I found taking Tadalafil to be something like accepting entrée into the senior citizen’s menu. Like many people, when I first qualified for it I was offended. Then, when I realized that I could get something I hadn’t seen since I was 17, I embraced it whole-heartedly and became like the rest of the geezers who are all like, “Is ‘Pigs in a Blanket’ on the ‘Honored Guest’ menu?” because with Cialis, the answer is always, “Yes, sir, it sure is.”

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The Vocabulary of Sleeplessness.

The Vocabulary of Sleeplessness.

I have insomnia a lot, so I get a lot of time during the night to think about not sleeping and the peculiar qualities of the time that I’m awake. So I’ve come up...

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The “Father” of Western Medicine

However, most specific traditions about Hippocrates’ life are obviously fictions written long after Hippocrates’ death, and what he actually believed is disputed even by ancient authorities. Plato (Phaedrus 270c) says that Hippocrates thought it important to consider “the whole” (although what this means has been of debate since antiquity), while Aristotle (according to the anonymus Londinensis papyrus, whose source appears to go back to Aristotle’s pupil Meno), and even the physician Galen present differing versions of Hippocrates’ core beliefs.

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