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4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Keeping busy at all costs is the cultural status quo, but the drive to do more is impacting our families, our work and our health. The result of being addicted to busy is not only a lack of time, but also exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, fear, social comparison, inauthenticity and physical illness. Show More Summary

File This Under “Awesome”: Unborn Baby Claps While Mom Sings During Ultrasound Scan

As the mom says, “At our 14 week ultrasound our baby was clapping, so I sang a song with our doctor as my husband filmed.” And in about ten weeks, they’ll be singing: “If you’re happy and you know it, sit on your mom’s sciatic nerve…!”  Awwww.

Breast Cancer Screening: Where Are We Now?

Among the more important medical studies reported in recent weeks, even resulting in that rarefied "front page, above the crease" coverage by the New York Times, was a paper in JAMA indicating that the interpretation of breast biopsies is not the infallible gold standard we had hoped. Show More Summary


Hernias are a common medical problem. Each year in the U.S., about 800,000 inguinal hernias are surgically repaired. On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio, surgeon Dr. David Farley explains what hernias are and who's at risk. Also on the program, Dr. Amit Sood discusses his new book, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step […]

Oil company uncomfortable with reminder of 35 deaths at Galveston refinery

Marathon Petroleum Company's philosophy of corporate citizenship says one thing about safety and differing viewpoints, but it behaves differently when those topics are presented bearing the names of workplace fatality victims.

Empathy and Compassion: The Awesome Sauce

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." -- The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama will mark his 80th birthday this summer in Southern California with a three-day global summit on compassion,...Show More Summary

Life. Life. Now!

This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering from a seizure I had in October, 2014.

Hilarious Parody of Taylor Swift's "Style" Speaks to Every Woman Trying to Get Fit

You know the constant battle between "my lifestyle changes today" and "treat yoself?" It's perfectly captured in this hilarious "New Lifestyle" video that parodies Taylor Swift's video for "Style" - down to the dramatic lighting effects and broken mirrors (but this time, they're covered in words like "chia" and "kale"). Show More Summary

More than half of 60 Minutes devoted to “Killing Cancer” but still no independent perspective

The following is a guest blog post from a member of our editorial team, Tom Watkins, who worked at CNN for more than two decades.  He has a strong background in health/medical/science journalism. ————————— CBS News’ “60 Minutes” devoted a massive amount of time, resources and airtime to a story about an experimental treatment underway [...]

How a 78-Year-Old Bodybuilder Is Inspiring Others to Get Fit at Any Age

"Age is nothing but a number, and you can get fit." Those are a few of the many wise words of Ernestine Shepherd, the world's oldest female bodybuilder - she was born in June 1936, making her 79 this year. She hasn't been dedicated to fitness her entire life, but that's part of the message she wants to spread: you can start at any age. Show More Summary

Do You (Really) Know What's Good for You?

I don't generally watch morning television; I doubt that will much surprise anyone. But watching a bit of morning television is all but unavoidable when you are in fact on morning television. Most of the shows are running their own programming...Show More Summary

My MS Is Not Your MS, or Is It?

The exact experience each of us has with multiple sclerosis is as different as anything I can imagine. At the same time, many of us have very similar experiences. How unusual, when you think about it, that we can experience every moment of the day differently with MS, but not a blog post goes by [...]

Art in Giving

The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation is a small organization, created in memory of a young girl who died from brain cancer, dedicated to funding research in pediatric cancers and helping families cope with childhood cancer.. The foundation has engaged in an innovative way to raise money, called Art in Giving.It's a simple concept. Show More Summary

Weekend Link Love – Edition 341

Research of the Week Older really can mean wiser, depending on which cognitive ability you’re studying. Bad sleep kills sexual desire in women. Extra sleep makes sex more likely and increases genital arousal. Too much homework is an independent predictor of obesity in children. Vitamin D seems to keep low-grade prostate cancer from getting too aggressive. […]

Death vs. Life: One Size Does Not Fit All

I am a strong proponent of allowing people to die with dignity when their time comes, or when they so choose. This seems in stark contrast to my life's profession as a resuscitation science researcher and clinician. My area of interest...Show More Summary

Guinness Cured My Multiple Sclerosis — Sort Of

Guinness cured my MS. Not really, but I did feel better than I had in years during the winter of 2005-2006. That’s the period I write about in Chef Interrupted when I was living in a small town on the Irish coast… and I drank a fair good bit of the black stuff. I had [...]

See 100 Years of Fitness in 100 Seconds

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SoulCycle and HIIT might be part of your regular exercise routine, but 100 years ago, women were barely even breaking a sweat during their fitness routines. UK-based healthcare society Benenden Healthcare released a video to celebrate...Show More Summary

Confirmation Emails, Or It Didn't Happen

At work the other day, a man showed up for a meeting a whole week early. It was a regular monthly meeting held on the third Tuesday of every month, so it shouldn't have been a surprise. But through a trick of the calendar, he said, he...Show More Summary

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