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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Feb 27 10:35pm · View  

Something to Think About ~ When do you truly fail?

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"Our crabapple is more resilient than I am. I try. I fail. And then I stop trying. I lose hope, get frustrated and impatient, and then give up..." M
ore from Amit Sood, M.D. - When do you truly fail?

Dr. Sood 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 

"Failing isn't in falling; failing is falling and not trying to rise." – Dr. Amit Sood

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Feb 27 4:19pm · View  

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

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Mucus. It isn’t pretty, but it’s a frontline weapon in the fight against the common cold and sinusitis. On this week’s Mayo Clinic Radio, ENT specialist Dr. Erin O’Brien explains why.

Dr. O'Brien Also on the program, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Rekha Mankad answers listener questions about heart health. And Mayo Clinic urologist Dr. Jeffrey Karnes discusses the pros and cons of the PSA test for prostate cancer.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Humming can improve sinus health.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Click here to listen to the program on Saturday, February 7, 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 · Fri, Feb 27 2:49pm · View  

Media Advisory: VICE Media Founder Shane Smith Announces $500,000 Matching Gift to Fund Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic

WHAT: On Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, HBO will air a documentary from VICE Media entitled Killing Cancer, which follows pioneering cancer researchers including those at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The broadcast will conclude with the announcement of a matching gift campaign established by the documentary’s host and producer Shane Smith to fund cancer research at Mayo Clinic.Shane Smith from HBO VICE on measles virus and cancer vaccine

WHO: Shane Smith, CEO and founder of VICE Media, is no stranger to the impact cancer has on families. To honor his mother, a cancer survivor, Smith is establishing a $500,000 matching gift to fund cancer research at Mayo Clinic.

WHERE: Gifts qualifying for the match can be made online here.

WHEN: Gifts made between February 27 and April 28, 2015, qualify for this matching gift opportunity.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Dangor, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284 5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Thu, Feb 26 9:02pm · View  

Cancer Treatment and the Heart

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Cancer treatment and the heart
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Radiation treatment and chemotherapy can increase the chance of heart damage. Know the risks.

Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider
Looking for relief from cancer treatment side effects? These 10 types of alternative medicine may help.

cancer imaging for HBO measles virus documentaryMayo Clinic to be featured in "Killing Cancer" — a special report from VICE on HBO Don't miss the HBO documentary "Killing Cancer" on Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m. ET. Follow the revolution happening in the treatment of cancer and discover how viruses will become a main driver for cancer therapy. Thanks to thousands of hours of research, the courage and optimism of our patients, and generous gifts from people like you, we are closer than ever to cures for some of the deadliest, hardest to treat cancers. Learn more.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Mon, Feb 23 1:13pm · View  

CREEPY, DREADFUL, WONDERFUL PARASITES: A Parasitologist's View of the World - Week of Feb. 23, 2014

macroscopic image of a louseEvery 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!

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 · Mon, Feb 23 11:05pm · View  

Monday's Housecall

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Antibiotics: Misuse puts you and others at risk
Did you know that antibiotics can't treat colds or the flu? Find out why these drugs don't help certain infections.

Dietary fats: Know which types to choose
Not all dietary fats are created equal. Discover which ones to avoid and which ones to add to your plate for good health.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Chronic stress: Can it cause depression?
Not coping well with chronic stress can wear you down and raise the risk of depression.

Vicks VapoRub: An effective nasal decongestant?
Find out if Vicks VapoRub can truly relieve a stuffy nose or if it tricks your brain instead.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Feb 20 4:37pm · View  

Something to Think About ~ Meditation 2.0: A New Way to Meditate


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. In this animated video he encourages those who might be interested in meditation
 to try a new approach that might be easier and more aligned with our modern busy minds. Read Meditation 2.0

Click here to learn more. Follow Dr. Sood on Twitter @AmitSoodMD 

"Today is Friday, the day of forgiveness - When you forgive, you free love from its cage." – Dr. Amit Sood

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