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3 days ago by Dana Sparks · View  

Something to Think About ~ Which worries are right?

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Which worries are right?

"Worry that motivates is useful, worry that paralyzes isn’t. Beyond a limit, worry is paralyzing. Worry has impaired my ability to think clearly, making my family and me unsafe. Worry is the price we pay for our intellect and imagination. Let your worries focus mostly on those actionable problems that are worthy of your attention and where actions can make a difference."  - 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

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Fri, Aug 21 at 5:04pm EDT by Dana Sparks · View  

Something to Think About ~ How not to fall in the comparison trap

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How not to fall in the comparison trap

"The reality is most people are strong in different ways. Society values particular strengths based on its present felt need, and demand and supply. If someone isn’t highly valued today it is because his/her domains of strengths may not be aligned with the present societal needs. That doesn’t change his/her intrinsic value." - 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

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Wed, Aug 19 at 12:48pm EDT by Dana Sparks · View  

First International Healthcare and Social Media Summit #MayoInOz

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Mayo Clinic presents its First International Healthcare and Social Media Summit
Sept. 1-2, 2015 in Australia at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The #MayoInOz two-day event will feature speakers and panelists from four continents.

Keynote speakers include:

Norman Swan, M.D., a medical journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Company, will be the master of ceremonies.

Mayo Clinic created its Center for Social Media #MCCSM in 2010 to promote effective and appropriate application of social media tools and strategies in clinical practice, education and research. The center provides training and resources for Mayo Clinic employees, and, through its Social Media Health Network, offers those same opportunities to health care colleagues globally.

MEDIA CONTACT:Mayo Clinic: Rhoda Madson 507-284-5005 newsbureau@mayo.edu [...]

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Fri, Aug 14 at 8:01pm EDT by Dana Sparks · View  

Something to Think About ~ How to accept other’s imperfections?

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How to accept other’s imperfections?

"My imperfections should alert me that people who struggle with anger, hatred, envy or falsehood, were perhaps exposed to a higher dose of it.  ... If I am a work in progress, I shouldn’t expect that others aren’t." - 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

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Sat, Aug 8 at 3:24pm EDT by Dana Sparks · View  

Something to Think About ~ Does Time Heal?

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Does Time Heal?

"Granted, with time the memories fade, but true healing happens when the mind finds newer, fresher ways of thinking about the event. Time also provides novel experiences that compensate for the adverse event."  - 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

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Tue, Aug 4 at 10:00am EDT by Dana Sparks · View  

Greater Risk for Kidney Stones in Summer

Kidney stones affect approximately 3.8 million people in the U.S. each year and they are especially more common in the summer. The stones are described as small, hard deposits of mineral and acid salts that form when urine becomes concentrated. medical illustration of kidneys, bladder, ureters, kidney stonesThe minerals crystallize and stick together, forming a stone which can range in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball.

According to Mayo Clinic nephrologist William Haley, M.D., heat, humidity and lack of proper hydration all lead to a higher prevalence of kidney stones in the summer. “The main reason is due to the amount of water we take in and use. Our bodies are made up of mostly water and we use it regularly. But in the heat, we may not be drinking as much as we should, or taking in the right types of fluids, so we become dehydrated, which can lead to more stones.”

MEDIA: To interview Dr. Haley contact Cindy Weiss, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu [...]

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Fri, Jul 31 at 9:23pm EDT by Dana Sparks · View  

Something to Think About ~ Can a perfect world remain perfect?

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Can a perfect world remain perfect?

"Our neural system isn’t adapted for a perfect world. We need the world’s imperfections. They inspire us to improve, cultivate compassion and forgiveness, and find meaning, so we could rise above human limitations. The imperfections that surround us are the cause of our happiness and growth. Accept them to work with them."  - 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

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Fri, Jul 24 at 7:34pm EDT by Dana Sparks · View  

Something to Think About ~ Should you laugh at yourself?

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Should you laugh at yourself?

"I have a choice. I could be stiff and defensive. I could thwart any attempt of others to laugh at me. Or I can learn to laugh at myself. I believe the latter is a healthier option."
- 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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