Health & Medicine

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Fake Silk: The Hidden Story of a Workplace Tragedy

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Wed, Aug 30 2017 - 6:00pm

Dr. Paul D. Blanc, M.D., MSPH, Professor of Medicine and Endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the University of California, San Francisco; Author, How Everyday Products Make People SickFake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon; Blogger, Household Hazards (hosted by Psychology TodayRead more »

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Good Health Starts in Your Home

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Thu, Aug 17 2017 - 6:00pm

Beth Greer, The Super Natural Mom®; Journalist; Author, Super Natural Home

What if you could get healthy by simply changing your home environment? Every day, we’re exposed to hundreds of untested chemicals: additives in food, endocrine disruptors in soap and shampoo, fumes in household cleaners. These chemicals comprise your “body burden” and can exacerbate allergies, asthma, fatigue, cough, headache and more serious health conditions. Read more »

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Richard Harris and Mary Roach: Is Sloppy Science Killing Us?

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Thu, Jul 13 2017 - 6:30pm

Richard Harris, Science Correspondent, NPR; Author, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hopes, and Wastes Billions; Twitter  
In Conversation with Mary Roach Read more »

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I'm Not Blind, But I Can't See: Resources for Those with Low Vision

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Wed, Jul 12 2017 - 5:15pm

Marlena A. Chu, O.D., FAAO, Low Vision Diplomate, American Academy of Optometry; Chief of Low Vision Services, UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Low vision occurs when a person's vision cannot be corrected with contact lenses or glasses. This talk will briefly review common conditions that may result in low vision, what is involved in a low vision evaluation, and what supportive services and resources are available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A Brighter Day

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Fri, Jun 30 2017 - 12:00pm

Elliot Kallen, Financial Accountant; Wealth Manager; Founder, A Brighter Day
Patrick O'Reilly, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco; Chair, Member-Led Psychology Forum—Moderator Read more »

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Former Medicare/Medicaid Chiefs Square Off: The Future of U.S. Health Care

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Tue, Jun 27 2017 - 6:30pm

Dr. Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Former Administrator Under President George H.W. Bush, Health Care Financing Administration 
Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center; Former Acting Administrator President Barack Obama, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Mark Zitter, Chair, the Zetema Project—Moderator Read more »

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There Is No Good Card for This

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Tue, Jun 27 2017 - 6:00pm

Dr. Kelsey Crowe, Author; Speaker; Founder, Help Each Other Out
Dr. B.J. Miller Jr., Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist, UCSF Medical Center Read more »

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Life After Diagnosis

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Thu, Jun 15 2017 - 6:00pm

Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D., Professor of Medicine, the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care; Founding Director, the UCSF Palliative Care Program Read more »

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Kaiser Permanente Medical Chief Dr. Robert Pearl: Getting the Mistakes out of Health Care

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Tue, May 30 2017 - 6:30pm

Dr. Robert Pearl, Executive Director and CEO, The Permanente Medical Group; Author, Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care–And Why We’re Usually Wrong; Twitter
Mark Zitter, Chair, the Zetema Project; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator Read more »

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