The history of America, by and for doctors

The unfamiliar landscape of America's medical past is marked by bizarre incidents, forgotten breakthroughs and selfless sacrifice.

  • We all know Columbus, but who remembers Diego Alvarez Chanca, his doctor?
  • This map does – and it lists centuries of medical figures, events, and achievements.
  • It provides an unusual perspective on North American history… with one exception.
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Hyperbaric chambers used to reverse aging in "Holy Grail" study

Researchers from Israel reversed two key processes involved in aging.

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  • Israeli scientists reversed two major processes involved in aging.
  • Their new therapy counteracted the shortening of telomeres and the accumulation of old and dying cells.
  • The study participants underwent oxygen treatments in hyperbaric chambers.
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COVID-19 amplified America’s devastating health gap. Can we bridge it?

The COVID-19 pandemic is making health disparities in the United States crystal clear. It is a clarion call for health care systems to double their efforts in vulnerable communities.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated America's health disparities, widening the divide between the haves and have nots.
  • Studies show disparities in wealth, race, and online access have disproportionately harmed underserved U.S. communities during the pandemic.
  • To begin curing this social aliment, health systems like Northwell Health are establishing relationships of trust in these communities so that the post-COVID world looks different than the pre-COVID one.
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Experts fear Thanksgiving COVID spikes—Can you have your turkey and stay healthy too ?

Experts plead with Americans to keep gatherings limited this Thanksgiving, while families devise new ways to celebrate the holidays.

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  • Holiday travel and family gatherings will bolster America's already growing number of coronavirus cases, experts warn.
  • The CDC recommends families celebrating with people outside their quarantine households follow extra precautions.
  • For families staying physically distant, there remain many ways to connect with each other this Thanksgiving.
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    What ended the Black Death, history's worst pandemic

    The bubonic plague ravaged the world for centuries, killing up to 200 million people.

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  • The Plague was the worst pandemic in history, killing up to 200 million people.
  • The disease spread through air, rats, and fleas, and decimated Europe for several centuries.
  • The pandemic eased with better sanitation, hygiene, and medical advancements but never completely disappeared.
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