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Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t Die

Facilitated communication claims to give a voice to noncommunicative disabled people. A facilitator physically supports a disabled person to assist him in communicating through a keyboard or other device. FC has been repeatedly documented...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Can the Pill Help Ovarian Cancer Patients?

  Watch Today's  Mayo Clinic Minute For decades, women have taken oral contraceptives as a method of birth control and to treat a number of other conditions. Multiple studies have shown that taking the pill is associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. In a new study, Mayo Clinic experts report that women who […]

Dying for Awareness: The Lung Cancer Issue

Today we have Bryan Hanson, President, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group at Medtronic, as a guest contributor for Harold Wimmer. Medtronic is the Educational Sponsor of LUNG FORCE. Through the social media links at the top of this page,...Show More Summary

Heather Anderson – fastest unsupported Appalachian Trail

2 weeks agoFitness / Hiking :

Weighing over 200 pounds in College, Heather Anderson is today one of the world’s greatest thru hikers. Heather Anderson just crushed the record for the fastest known unsupported Appalachian Trail thru-hike. That makes her the biggest badass you’ve never heard … Continue reading ?

A lesson from Chef Isabella

Yesterday, I decided to try and hit a newish running milestone: run three sub-9:00 miles outside. I hadn't done that since last Thanksgiving when I ran the Turkey Trot 10K. I watched my pace get slower and slower as I dealt with my stress fracture and weight gain. Show More Summary

Is Lyme the New AIDS? Part Three: A Caution to Gay Men

Note: This is the third and final entry in a series about how my life has been devastated by Lyme disease. With the advent of PrEP and effective medical interventions for HIV, I am truly disturbed that gay men -- first, younger generations,...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Peds Group Offers Gridiron Guidelines

Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute Injuries like concussions increase as football players get older and bigger. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says teaching tackling to younger players could make the game safer. Show More Summary

Skyline Trail, Alberta, Canada

2 weeks agoFitness / Hiking :

A local favourite. WILL MCGOUGH: Jasper National Park can be reached via Calgary or Edmonton. Both are four- to five-hour drives. The journey from Calgary is much more scenic, though, winding its way through Banff National Park and the Icefields … Continue reading ?

Lo: Finance doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game

I think we're all a bit gun shy of terms like financial engineering because of the degree to which unscrupulous or ill-advised investment bankers and others created financial instruments that almost destroyed the world economy back in 2008. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Radio: Pancreatic Cancer/Postpartum Depression/Population Health Management

According to the National Cancer Institute, by the end of this year 49,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer... and an estimated 41,000 will die from the disease. Pancreatic cancer remains a challenge to treat, but newer combination therapies are modestly improving survival rates. Cancer surgeon Dr. Mark Truty discusses the latest treatments, […]

Junk Food: From Confusion to Clear and Simple Truth

I was somewhat startled, and quite concerned, to learn directly from the source while sipping coffee together, that my wife was confused by the latest study on junk food, generating headlines such as: "Junk Food Not to Blame for America's...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Wounded Warrior Project

Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute Veteran's Day is set aside to honor the brave men and women who have served their country in the military. As our nation takes time to recognize their sacrifices this week, Mayo Clinic experts continue helping those who are faced with hurdles long after the battlefield. Reporter Vivien Williams has more about […]

The Problem With the WHO's Great Meat Conspiracy

Huge multi-national conspiracies work great for action movies and super hero flicks. Through suspension of belief, some good acting and a tight plot we can be convinced that anything is evil, out to get us and might send the world's unwitting citizens to an early grave. Show More Summary

Dear Mark: Hunter-Gatherer Fitness and Volunteerism

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering an email that reminded me of an idea I once had that I’m convinced could really work: organizing group workout sessions like fitness bootcamps only instead of a guy barking orders as you perform a completely arbitrary set of exercises with little regard for technique, the group performs […]

Something to Think About ~ Be a Better Friend: Six Ideas

WATCH Be a Better Friend "The quality and depth of your friendships matter more than the number of connections." - Dr. Amit Sood Amit Sood, M.D., is director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic. Click here to read […]

Delving into Lewy Body Dementia

WATCH ANIMATION Lewy body dementia may not be as well-known as Alzheimer's disease, but is the second-most progressive form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. It causes a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities. What is Lewy body dementia and what are its symptoms? Mayo Clinic neuropathologist Dr. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Lung Cancer Screening, Yoga

Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute  It's Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of screening for this cancer tops today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Mayo Clinic pulmonologist Dr. David Midthun says lung cancer screening for those at risk is important and can save lives. Show More Summary

Part 2: Anne Dachel Interviews Tony Muhammad on CDC Vaccine Safety Accountability

By Anne Dachel View part one here. Here is more of my conversation with Minister Tony Muhammad. He was very specific about the politicians, both in California and in Washington, who've turned their backs on the welfare of our...

Mayo Clinic Minute: E. Coli Facts

Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute E. coli outbreaks around the nation have many people asking questions. What is it? Who is at risk? Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist Dr. David Claypool says it's a common bacteria that can be spread through contaminated food or water. Reporter Jeff Olsen has more E. coli facts in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Journalists: […]

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