Randy Pausch lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today. In September 2007, the Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Professor was asked to give a Journeys Lecture, in which faculty speak to their students as if it were their last lecture. In Pausch’s case, it was indeed. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006; by August 2007, the cancer had metastasized to his liver and spleen and he was given just six months to live.
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- On Being Certain | Science-Based Medicine
Harriet Hall explores certainty and similar states of “knowing what we know”. Another must read from Science-Based Medicine!
- The Plausible Promise of Participatory Medicine | e-patients.net
Susannah Fox writes about e-patients and the pursuit of participatory medicine.
- Definitive Guide: The Primal Blueprint | Mark’s Daily Apple
Mark Sisson summarizes the Primal Blueprint, a set of simple instructions to build the strongest, leanest, healthiest body possible, taking clues from evolutionary biology.
- Skin Care Myths: Cuts Heal Better When You Let Air at Them | The Derm Blog
Dr. Benablo describes the best treatment for cuts and scrapes.
- 1/3 of My Groceries Go in the Trash. Here Are the 6 Things I’m Doing to Stop That. | Ecosalon
Sara Ost teaches how to shop for groceries to live greener and make a positive impact on our health.