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Introduction To Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, otherwise known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a condition caused by the low oxygen concentration that comes with high elevations. There are a number of different strategies available for reducing the instances of altitude sickness for the mountaineer. 

Here we discuss how AMS occurs, and ways to treat or prevent it when venturing high into the mountains. 

Caffeine Doesn't Make You Smarter

Caffeine Doesn't Make You Smarter

We love caffeine... we drink it every day in our coffee, tea, and yerba maté... pretty much all day actually. But it's a common misconception that caffeine will make you smarter. Here we look at the chemistry and pharmacology behind caffeine and why is doesn't make us smarter... fortunately, it does give us something however...