In a letter to the editor of the New York Times this week, former Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy stressed the need for a balanced approach to medical mistakes that encourages providers to modify their behaviors and protects patients from egregious errors.
The purpose of sleep has long puzzled scientists, but a new study may have identified its purpose: Sleep cleanses the brain of damaging molecules associated with the loss of brain function, the same toxins that contribute to Alzheimer's disease.
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