Surgery at the press of a button: Why not? In the not-too-distant future, machines will be able to handle most medical tasks. Missy Cummings talks about embracing our computerized future to advance human medical expertise.
Healthier aging reduces our risk factors for most disease. How close are we to finding treatments and interventions to promote it? Dan Perry of the Alliance for Aging Research gives an update.
Head in a new direction. Go. Wait for the right moment. Repeat. Spoken word artists Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews riff on the steps leading to creative breakthroughs.
Graphic designer Teresa Monachino’s “Sicktionary” shows just why so many health terms are utterly confusing – and outright funny.
Objective measures: Jay Lombard says biomarkers that can diagnose mental illness with reliability and accuracy are on the way, thanks to advances in genetics and proteomics.
What does a brainstorm actually sound like? MIGUEL NICOLELIS, pioneer in brain-machine interfaces, lets us listen in. He also talks about how a walking, feeling avatar, controlled entirely by the mind, is not science fiction – it’s our near future.
Does having 6-pack abs mean you’re healthy? Alexandra Drane talks to GABBY REECE and LAIRD HAMILTON about what everyday health and wellness looks like at every age and stage of life — and not just for star athletes, but for everyone.
Fusing the theatrical traditions of the circus with the raw energy of a street performance, these urban acrobats display emotion and physicality on the TEDMED stage.
Fearing what she calls “cancer eyes,” Gail McGovern of the Red Cross kept her breast cancer a secret. Then, she was diagnosed again – and found that letting others help was a big part of the healing process.
Even worms won’t eat processed foods. Why should we? And why do we insist on over-processing and damaging the soil we need to produce nutritious food? Organic farmer Joel Salatin digs deep at TEDMED 2012.