Most hospitals are strapped with a massive amount of debt.  Not monetary debt, but sleep debt.   Amongst both the staff and patients, sleep is severely lacking.  In our busy society, we associate sleep with leisure and relaxation; a reward at the end of a long day.  But sleep isn’t a luxury.  Rather, it’s a medical necessity. Sleep deprivation has widespread consequences, causing cognitive dysfunction, weakened immune system, impaired healing, increased blood ...

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I was browsing the now famous mini-lecture website, TED.com, when a certain video caught my eye.  The presenter began by naming the various pitfalls of anatomy dissection such as its high cost and noxious chemicals.  He whirled through a short demonstration using his brand new Automage Table, a 3D touch screen rendering of the human form.  In his virtual dissection, he quickly and effortlessly revealed various organs and vessels.  He ...

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