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Mayo Clinic Radio: Advance Directives / Sunscreen / Advances in Anesthesia

It’s not something anyone wants to think about: end-of-life care. But, it’s important to decide what kind of medical care is wanted when someone becomes too ill or hurt to express his or her wishes. Advance directives are legal documents that spell out decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time to avoid confusion later on among family, friends […]

Weekend Link Love – – Edition 408

Research of the Week Omega-6 fats hinder incorporation of omega-3s into red blood cells. Saturated fats augment it. Performing “light physical activity” while working or studying increases productivity, mood, and focus. Receiving real-time bite-count feedback throughout a meal reduces overall food intake. Show More Summary

Urban People And Places 3: How To Become A Runner?

How confident are you that you can improve your life and move from where you are to where you want to be? Let's face it: if you are not happy in this very moment and accepting what you are getting in life, the chances are you will not...Show More Summary

Weekend Link Love – Edition 407

Research of the Week Omega-6 fats hinder incorporation of omega-3s into red blood cells. Saturated fats augment it. Performing “light physical activity” while working or studying increases productivity, mood, and focus. Receiving real-time bite-count feedback throughout a meal reduces overall food intake. Show More Summary

Understanding Drug-resistant Superbugs

News reports reveal drug-resistant super bacteria identified as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have been found in the waters of Rio de Janeiro where the 2016 Olympics sailing events will be held.  Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Show More Summary

Lyme Disease TV Special Draws Big Audience (Video)

On Thursday, June 30, New York's FOX 5 news proved there is great public interest in learning more about the complexities of Lyme disease. Despite airing at 10:30 p.m., the "Lyme and Reason" special drew strong ratings as it delved into...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Beware the Health Headline

You may have heard there's a new study out with good news about pasta: It's associated with a reduction in body mass index. What you might not have seen is the study was funded, in part, by a pasta company. Time.com reports the Barilla S.p.A. company and the Italian government provided funding, and the study authors revealed no conflicts […]

12 Reasons Why Swimming Is an Essential Primal Skill

In the US, summer is upon us. And it is damn hot. To keep cool and to get in a good stretch after lifting, I’ve been putting in a few laps a few times a week. As a triathlete, my most hated leg of the race was the swimming. I hated being in cold water. I wasn’t […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Balloon Helps Fight Obesity

Up to one-third of the population is considered moderately obese. Many people could use medical help to lose weight, but don’t qualify for gastric bypass surgery. So, Mayo Clinic experts are turning to a number of less invasive — even reversible — options to improve patients’ health. Dennis Douda reports. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: A […]

Crowdfunding Progress Towards a Universal Therapy for All Cancers: an Interview with SENS Research Foundation Scientist Haroldo Silva

3 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

As you might have noticed, the SENS Research Foundation is presently asking for your support in a crowdfunding campaign that aims to close in on a universal therapy capable of effectively treating all types of cancer, one based on blocking telomere lengthening. Show More Summary

Dear Mark: Amino Acid Supplements, Preventing an Infection, and Knee Pain in a Lunging Athlete

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First, are the amino acid supplements sarcosine, D-serine, and D-cycloserine worth taking? What do they do and who can they help? Next, what should you do to prevent an infection? Besides the regular stuff like vitamin C and vitamin D, is there anything else to […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: GERD / Miscarriage / ACL Injury

Acid reflux and heartburn are common digestive conditions that many people experience from time to time. When these digestive problems happen more often and begin to interfere with your daily life, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, which is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid flows back into your esophagus. On […]

Friday faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Hope you’re having a wonderful morning. What are you up to this weekend? We are hoping to catch the fair before it’s gone, and also celebrate 4th of July with friends. I’m teaching Zumba on Sunday and also checking out a new fitness class tonight! I’m excited to try out something […]

Redemption at the 2016 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

For nearly 40 years, the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run has been the most iconic race of American ultrarunning. Its rugged and hot course, its humble origins from a crazy horse event made crazier by mountain man Gordy Ainsleigh...Show More Summary

These Apps Let You Get The Pill And Skip The Pelvic Exam

By Annie Lowrey A few weeks ago, I went to pick up my birth-control prescription from my local pharmacy and was told my doctor needed renew it. I called my doctor's office, and they told me I needed to come in. I came in, and they insisted...Show More Summary

Someone Just Invented a Health-Enhancing Time Machine

At first glance, it looks like Scott Thrift, a Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker, has created a gorgeous clock that makes it difficult to tell time. You wouldn't be wrong in your perception, but you'd be missing out on a pricelessShow More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Learn Hands-only CPR

A modified version of CPR is making it easier to remember what to do if someone suddenly collapses in front of you. Experts say continuous-compression CPR, also called hands-only CPR, is easier to learn and perform, and it doesn’t require breathing for the victim. According to the American Heart Association, hands-only CPR can be performed on teens […]

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