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Fertility... the ability to make a baby... is affected by a host of factors. From diet and stress... to age and genetics... they all play a role in success or failure when trying to conceive. On this week's program, Dr. Jani Jensen, a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, discusses her […]

50 Cent on Working Out, Being Well, and Eating Cheese

50 Cent and his A+ abs. (Photo: Frigo / Splash News) By 50 Cent as Told to Ashley Weatherford A decade after his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin', 50 Cent is a very different man. He's eschewed his trademark bulletproof vest for tailored...Show More Summary

5 Creatively Delicious Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens

Eating dark leafy greens is vital to a balanced diet. Greens provide some of best sources of essential nutrients on the planet and they should be much more prevalent in our daily food intake. The key is learning how to make them palatable! Most leafy greens are high in alkaline-forming minerals. Show More Summary

The Secret to Liking Yourself in Photos

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. I recently saw a picture of myself, where I looked gross. Like, for real. It wasn’t an “Oh, stop, Nicole, you look fine” kind of photo; it was a legitimately unattractive picture of myself. Unarguably so....Show More Summary

You Can't Do Everything for Everyone

Recently I watched a TED talk by Marla Spivak about why bees are disappearing. I learned a lot about how intertwined we are with nature and how some of our current behaviors are not only hurting animals and plants, but our future as well. Show More Summary

This Britney Spears Parody Is the Most Elaborate Pregnancy Announcement Yet (VIDEO)

Post by Judy Dutton. A pregnancy announcement that parodies Britney Spears songs has gone viral, spreading far beyond the coupe's friends and family. And for very good reason: It's absolutely hilarious! Parents Jerrad and Machel Green both start in this 5-minute clip (their 3-year-old boy Noah also makes an appearance). Show More Summary

The Greatest Piece of Exercise Equipment Ever Invented

Not the barbell. Not the bicycle. Not the rower, the Airdyne, not the pullup bar. I’m talking about the Smith Machine, of course, specifically the squats and curls you can do within its elite confines. Just kidding. It’s the Versaclimber, folks: the most brutally effective piece of fitness equipment you’ll ever use (but probably haven’t). […]

CGI Molecular Biochemistry Videos from the SENS Research Foundation

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Modern computer-generated imagery has improved by leaps and bounds at the same pace as biotechnology, both driven by the same underlying trend towards ever-increasing and ever-cheaper processing power. This has led to something of aShow More Summary

Overcoming the Overweight We Keep Overlooking

The New York Times has attributed the term "oblivobesity" to me, and rightly, so far as I know; I did, indeed, coin the expression. It refers to the overweight under our own roofs that we are prone to keep overlooking, most notably that in our own children. Show More Summary

11 Awesome Ways to Relieve Infertility Stress

Stress. It's something we all deal with -- and overcome -- at some point. But for those of us struggling with infertility, that stress tends to stick around until the moment we're cradling a baby in our arms. And the longer we're stuck...Show More Summary

When are the "Odds" really in your favor?

Mark Twain is credited with saying, "I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." I imagine many Americans can relate. When we really think about it, most of the things we worry about or fear do not end up materializing. This...Show More Summary

Palatetraining: Parents Aim to Buy the Best Food but Need to Make the Best Food

(Counterclockwise from top right to bottom right: My palette of fresh organic homemade tricolor carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, Fuji applesauce, sweet peas, green beans and banana purees.) The other day a new parent told me,...Show More Summary

Father’s Day Gift Tourniquet Comes in Handy!

With Father’s Day coming up, everyone wants to give Dad something he can really use. So, how about a gift that might even save his life? That was the idea behind a Mayo Clinic nurse’s gift; a tourniquet, of all things! Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.   [TRT 2:29] Journalists, a […]

Playing Catch Is Good for You

I never played catch with my father. Not once. Maybe he was too busy or too tired after working all day. My best friend's father didn't hesitate to come out into our narrow alley behind the apartment buildings in Chicago and play catch with the neighborhood kids. Show More Summary

5 Jaw-Dropping Things We Can't Believe Guys Don't Know About Periods (VIDEO)

Post by Liz Alterman. So just what happens when you ask six random men about menstruation? You'll get a little bit of awkwardness, a lot of laughs, and hopefully, a bit more understanding and awareness. In a video created by  the charity Plan U.K. Show More Summary

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Is It All Just Dust in the Wind...

Let's start off with my report from the International Sweets and Snacks expo; remember, I attended this sugary show in Chicago, hoping to uncover some new magical unicorn answer to my snacking needs? Unfortunately, and as I well suspected, not much turned up. Show More Summary

Why We Need a Paradigm Shift in Mental Health Care: The Case for Recovery Now!

Another "May is Mental Health Month" has come and gone, and it is time to build on years of awareness campaigns and move into action to promote whole health and recovery. People with serious mental health conditions are dying on average...Show More Summary

Talking to My 11-Year-Old Nephew About Alcoholism

Three years ago, my brother Will died from a prescription drug overdose. Six weeks later, I ended up in rehab for alcoholism. At the time, my oldest nephew, Gavin (the son of my older brother and not Will), was 8 years old. After spending...Show More Summary

Talent Matters: Deliberate Practice Leads to Greatness

"I am slow to learn and slow to forget what I've learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out." - President Abraham Lincoln per his friend Joshua F. Show More Summary

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Malignant mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of the lungs and abdomen, is relatively rare but often fatal. The 5-year survival rate is between just 5 and 10 percent. On this week's program, thoracic surgeon Dr. Dennis Wigle and pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist Dr. Tobias Peikert explain how viruses are being used to treat mesothelioma and […]

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