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Awake, alert, and alive: Is two hours’ sleep enough?

Posted December 07, 2015, 9:00 am Stuart Quan, M.D., Contributing Editor The sunís rays had not yet lit the sky in the early morning of August 10, 2008 when the lives of two people changed forever. Nineteen-year-old Candy Lynn Baldwin was driving home after having been awake for much of the previous day and night. While crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, she fell asleep. Her car swerved over the median and crashed into a…

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