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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Mon, Jul 6 3:13pm · View  

CREEPY, DREADFUL, WONDERFUL PARASITES: A Parasitologist’s View of the World – Week of July 6, 2015

researcher Dr. Bobbi Pritt with lab microscopeEvery week Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog: Parasite Wonders and submit your answers, comments and questions. Enjoy science! Read more about Dr. Pritt's work.

Note from Dr. Pritt: All opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer's. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. I do not accept medical consults from patients.
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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Jul 3 11:27pm · View  

Something to Think About ~ Who not to believe?

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Who not to believe?
"I have learned that there are instances when the negative feedback comes from a place of ignorance. It isn’t a well-meaning critique. The harsh words are meant to be vicious and not designed to help....Don’t believe in those who don’t believe in you."  -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 previous blog posts. Follow Dr. Sood on Twitter @AmitSoodMD

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Jul 3 6:49pm · View  

HLN / CNN will encore the moving and inspirational film, GLEN CAMPBELL...I'll Be Me

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Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me on Friday, July 3, at 9:00 pm Eastern on HLN.
The film will encore again on CNN on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 pm Eastern.

Alzheimer's disease continues to encroach on singer-songwriter Glen Campbell's life. Instead of retreating to deal with the challenges privately, Glen and his family decided to share their struggle with documentary filmmakers. The production, called "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me", includes both heartwarming and candidly frank moments Mr. Campbell experienced during his visits to Mayo Clinic for care. Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, praises the Campbell family for their determination to raise awareness about the condition's impact on patients, as well as their caregivers. [TRT 4:20]

Journalists: A broadcast quality video package is available in the downloads. Click here for full script.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Sun, Jul 5 10:53am · View  

High-dose vitamin C: Can it kill cancer cells?

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High-dose vitamin C: Can it kill cancer cells?vitamin C supplements with oranges, citrus fruits in background
Some have touted high-dose vitamin C as an effective alternative cancer treatment. See what researchers found.

Skin cancer on the rise in young people
It isn't just the sun that's causing a spike in the rate of skin cancer — especially among young women. Tanning beds are to blame, too.

Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine
Your guide to safe and effective therapies from the world of complementary and alternative medicine.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Thu, Jul 2 9:40am · View  

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two very different chronic digestive system conditions that are sometimes confused with one another. On this week's program, gastroenterologists Dr. Sunanda Kane and Dr. Yuri Saito discuss the differences between IBD and IBS, and explain how each is treated. Also on the program, Dr. Thomas Allison, director  of the Mayo Clinic Sports Cardiology Program, talks about a simple treadmill test that can help predict whether you'll live 10 years or more. And psychologist Dr. Karen Grothe has strategies for keeping the weight off after losing it.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome are both conditions from which full recovery is possible.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Click here to listen to the program on Saturday, July 4, at 9:05 a.m., and follow #MayoClinicRadio.

To find and listen to archived shows, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

 

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Thu, Jul 2 7:24am · View  

CREEPY, DREADFUL, WONDERFUL PARASITES: A Parasitologist’s View of the World – Week of July 2, 2015

routine Trichrome stain on laboratory slideEvery week Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog: Parasite Wonders and submit your answers, comments and questions. Enjoy science! Read more about Dr. Pritt's work.

Note from Dr. Pritt: All opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer's. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. I do not accept medical consults from patients.
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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Tue, Jun 30 7:17am · View  

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio PODCAST June 27

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LISTEN: MayoClinicRadio 06-27-15 PODCAST

On this week's program, scientist Dr. Richard Vile describes how a teenage girl with brain cancer changed the focus of his research.  And, Dr. Robert Jenkins, a pathologist and specialist in laboratory genetics, explains new research that may lead to more effective treatments for gliomas ... a type of brain cancer that's particularly hard to treat. Also on the program, orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Sperling talks about rotator cuff injury ... what it is and how it's repaired. And, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 240 people go to the emergency room each day during the weeks around the Fourth of July with fireworks-related injuries. Surgeon and trauma specialist Dr. Donald Jenkins discusses the hazards of using fireworks at home.

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