Patient Education

Two good sources for health news on the Internet are WebMD and the Mayo Clinic. Current headlines from those sources are listed below. Make sure to discuss any medical questions or concerns with your physician. There is a lot of medical information on the Internet, but there is no better source of information for you than a one-on-one conversation with a health professional.

WebMD:

  • Newer Lung Cancer Screening Saves More Lives - Tue, Jul 16, 2019
    Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening instead of X-rays helped reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former smokers, a new study says.
  • Evolution Could Explain Why Staying Slim Is Tough - Tue, Jul 16, 2019
    New research suggests that the reason why it's hard to keep weight off lies far back in human evolution, with an anti-starvation mechanism that primes the body to store fat.
  • Would You Like a Lizard With That Salad? - Tue, Jul 16, 2019
    Researchers analyzed online news between 2003 and 2018 and found 40 articles about U.S. consumers discovering live, dead or severed parts of animals in their produce.

Mayo Clinic: