Facts and Findings

The brain itself cannot feel pain. While the brain might be the pain center when you cut your finger or burn yourself, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain. That does not mean your head ca not hurt. The brain is surrounded by loads of tissues, nerves and blood vessels that are plenty receptive to pain and can give you a pounding headache.

Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream. While this may be true, do not take it as a sign you are mentally lacking if you can not recall your dreams. Most of us do not remember many of our dreams and the average length of most dreams is only 2-3 seconds-barely long enough to register.

Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream. The brain only makes up about 2% of our body mass, yet consumes more oxygen than any other organ in the body, making it extremely susceptible to damage related to oxygen deprivation. So breathe deep to keep your brain happy and swimming in oxygenated cells.

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician. (William James Mayo)

Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others. (Chinese Proverb)

He who cures a disease may be the most skilful, but he who prevents it is the safest physician. (Thomas Fuller)

No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself. (Chinese Proverb)

He that takes medicine and neglects to diet himself wastes the skill of the physician. (Chinese Proverb)

Medicine, the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence. (Sir James Bryce)

Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists. (William James Mayo)

The physician heals, Nature makes well. (Aristotle)

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I am ashamed of what I think of doctors in general. (Mignon McLaughlin)


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