Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hidden Power of Smiling

My journey today takes me to TED.com – a series of talks about “ideas worth spreading.” A recent upload talks about the power of smiling. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to […]

Coffee Lowers Cancer Risk

All the national news programs Tuesday evening were covering this Harvard study on coffee and prostate cancer. Basically: men who drank 6 cups a day were the only ones that showed a reduced rate of death from prostate cancer. It wasn’t the caffeine, because it didn’t matter if the coffee was caffeinated or de-caffeinated. ABCNews […]

Mainstream Doctors Prescribing Meditation, Report Says

As broadcast on ABC World News on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, a Harvard Medical School study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that more doctors are recommending their patients undergo meditation as part of their therapies. Reporter Dan Harris shows you how to meditate in the video at the top of the page. […]

Transplant Cells, Not Organs

Another recent entry from TED.com, “ideas worth spreading,” has to do with transplantation. We transplant hearts, lungs, livers, kidneys, and other organs. My students always have a debate on matching blood types in transfusions and transplantations.  Have you ever thought about why we don’t transplant cells?! A Singapore surgeon explores this … http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_lim.html

My First Post

Hi, all, Greetings to my current and former students! We’re always working on ways to make what we teach applicable to “the real world,” and to keep you motivated to reach your goals and dreams. Since most of you are going into some sort of medical field, it’s only appropriate to spotlight some of the […]