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You all have a universally fatal condition. It's called pre-death. — Ivan Oransky

Ivan Oransky, health editor of Reuters Health, talks about how people are suffering from a widespread of pre-conditions such as pre-diabetes, pre-cancer, pre-death and many more and also how healthcare can find a solution by taking a lesson from baseball. Watch this video clip as Ivan Oransky delivers his talk in a witty and feel-good way.

Source: TED.com

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The obvious thing is to think about what we could remove from our diet. But I took a completely opposite approach and began asking: What could we be adding to our diet that could boost the body’s defense system? In other words, can we eat to starve cancer? — William Li

William Li, a cancer researcher, discusses how anti-angiogenesis can help to treat cancer and other diseases. Cancer, as he describes, starts out as a harmless microscopic tumor and gets larger when they gain access to enough blood supply and nutrients. Without these, the cancer cells are not deadly. What anti-angiogenesis does is to help prevent blood vessels from reaching cancer cells and thus, the tumor simply can't grow.

He then goes on to discuss how eating natural foods such as fruits and vegatables can help to prevent cancer.

Watch the 20 minute talk by clicking on the picture above.

Source: TED.com

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Other than featuring stories from our students, faculty members and blog authors, we at upbeat also want to share interesting videos/talks with our readers. These videos and talks will of course, be medically related and are aimed at providing our readers with some "food for thought".

Today, we would like to share with you a talk from TED.com:

You can't make a recipe for something as complicated as surgery. Instead, you can make a recipe for how to have a team that's prepared for the unexpected. — Atul Gawande

In this 19 minute video clip, How Do We Heal Medicine? , Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public health journalist, discusses how doctors can improve their practice using a checklist for surgery. You might ask, why a checklist? Well, watch the video below to find out more!

You can learn more about him by reading his profile here.

Source: TED.com