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Check out a few of the most popular News Network stories on @mayoclinic social media this past week.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescribing nature for mental, physical health

Eating well and staying active are key to maintaining both mental and physical health. Rather than hitting the treadmill, try heading outside to enjoy the health benefits of nature. You might even find that your next doctor's visit includes a prescription for parks instead of pills.

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to cope with irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can greatly interfere with a person's daily life. Some people endure silently due to painful stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation, all of which can substantially affect their quality of life.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Using lasers on the brain to treat seizures

About one-third of people with epilepsy do not achieve seizure control with medication. In cases where seizures originate in specific brain regions, laser therapy can be a viable option for both adults and children. It's treatment for epileptic seizures that uses a laser on the brain.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Treatment and research of glioblastoma

Glioblastoma, often regarded as the most aggressive form of brain cancer, grows rapidly, causing damage to healthy tissue. Despite notable progress in surgical techniques, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation technology, the prognosis for glioblastoma patients remains poor.

Teamwork and a new nickname inspire patient through pancreatic cancer treatment

In July 2021, Walter "Dick" Whetstone was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Doctors estimated he had four to six months to live. Dick decided, "If I'm going down, I'm going down fighting." He called Mayo Clinic.

"Within 10 days of me calling the number, I had connected with the care team at Mayo Clinic in Florida and was in Jacksonville for tests and appointments," Dick says. "Within the month, I was preparing for surgery."