Articles by: Nikita Deshpande

DESHPANDE: The Limits of Science (and Life)

DESHPANDE: The Limits of Science (and Life)

For a society terrified of death, we should be proud of ourselves: In comparison to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, who were lucky to live past the age of 25, Americans currently hold an average life expectancy of 80 years. Through a combination of pharmaceutical innovation, biotechnological revolution and nutritional awareness, we[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Commentary, Opinion - Top

The Chaos and Overcrowding of the ER

Growing up, I was absolutely terrified of going to the hospital. The cold, nondescript corridors, the intimidating medical equipment, and the palpable tension between life and death frightened me. Although this anxiety has now been muted, the hospital still seems like a cold, unwelcome environment, and this feeling is only[Read More…]

by October 3, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top