Weekend Wrap Up 4.11.15

It's been all hands on deck with my family for the past few days. The number of my nieces and nephews has quadrupled, going from one to four in just a few short weeks. Snuggling, swaddling, swings...there are babies everywhere! Fortunately, everyone is happy and healthy, albeit a bit tired. What have you been up to this week? If you find yourself with some downtime, check out this week's more interesting medical news. 

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took to Twitter to give his followers some unsolicited health advice-get lots of medical tests. But, could tracking your health too closely actually work against you

This teddy bear takes entertainment to a whole new level for hospital-bound kids.

LaCrosse, WI-the city where 90% of residents have an advanced directive. Thanks to an NPR feature, the majority of residents in the Wisconsin town have made known their end of life wishes. 

Epiglottitis in photo. Can you identify the condition on X-ray?

Cancer spreads along the Eastern Seaboard among...clams. It turns out that clams can get leukemia. While mollusks with the disease pose no harm to humans, this knowledge is helping researchers get a better handle on how certain cancers affect humans. 

Woman's 'burning mouth syndrome' has a strange cause

Plucking hairs could help fight baldness. New research shows that plucking 200 hairs from the back of a mouse led to regeneration of up to 1,300 hairs. Scientists say that plucking hairs sends a distress signal encouraging new hair growth. 

11 unexpected spring allergy triggers.

'Fearless' Ebola nurse trains at Emory University. Fatu Kekula single-handedly tried to save her Ebola-stricken family while wearing trash bags to help protect herself against the virus. Now, she dons scrubs as she learns to care for Ebola victims at Emory. She plans to take her newfound knowledge back home to provide care for her fellow Liberians. 

Does distance running make guys more desirable? Science says so. New research shows that men with higher 'reproductive potential' are beter distance runners. 

My favorite snacks, reaclled. So sad. 

Have a wonderful weekend!