Health & Medicine

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Understanding Human Healing Responses from preconception through youthful longevity

Tue, Sep 14 2010 - 6:00pm

Understanding Human Healing Responses from Preconception Through Youthful Longevity

Russell Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., FASCP, FACN, FACAAI, FAMLI; Health Company Founder

Jaffe is an internist and biochemist with a lifetime interest in evoking human healing responses. His successful outcome studies in diabetes, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes are examples of his integrative, evidence-based innovative approach. Sustained remissions in autoimmune illness has earned him international recognition. Read more »

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Why we get fat : Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

Thu, Sep 2 2010 - 6:00pm

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

This program is postponed. The new date is Wednesday, October 13. Book tickets here.

Gary Taubes, Science Journalist; Author, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Prepare to change everything you thought you knew about weight management. Since the 1950s, the conventional wisdom has held that we get fat because we eat too much and move too little. Read more »

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Adventures of a Woman Who Rows Across the Oceans

Mon, Aug 30 2010 - 6:00pm

Adventures of a Woman Who Rows Across the Oceans

Roz Savage, Rower; Environmental Activist; Blogger, Rozsavage.com 

This event has been cancelled.

Savage set out on April 19 to cross the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia in a 23-foot rowboat, the third leg of her greater quest. The first leg was dedicated to ocean pollution, while the second leg focused on climate change. Read more »

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The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 6:00pm

The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Carole Baggerly, Director, GrassrootsHealth.net 

Vitamin D is the current "miracle" compound. The health benefits of vitamin D include reduced risk of about 20 types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious diseases (including influenza and pneumonia), autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, 75 other types of disease, and improved pregnancy outcomes. Optimal vitamin D intake or production levels are about 10 times the current recommended values. Read more »

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Aneesh Chopra: Innovation and Technology in Health Care (SF)

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 12:00pm

Innovation and Technology in Health Care

Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis School of Medicine - Moderator

Chopra, assistant to the president and the nation's first-ever chief technology officer, has made it a priority to advance America's health-care reform goals through the use of technology and innovation for one of the administration's top priorities. Read more »

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Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone

Thu, Aug 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone

M.D.; Author, Cutting for Stone

National best-selling author, renowned physician and a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Verghese will discuss Cutting for Stone, one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the past two years. Verghese has earned accolades in and out of the medical community for his advocacy on behalf of patients and is widely regarded as having influenced the way modern medical students think about what it means to be a doctor and treat people. Read more »

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A Life in Science

Wed, Aug 4 2010 - 6:00pm

A Life in Science: Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn in conversation with UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Elizabeth H. Read more »

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Dr. Thomas Frieden

Thu, Jul 22 2010 - 12:00pm

Thomas Frieden

M.D., M.Ph., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Haile T. Debas, Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences; chancellor emeritus, ucsf; Dean Emeritus, UCSF School of Medicine - Moderator

As director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden works to control communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the United States and around the world. He led the nation’s response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Read more »

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How to Breathe Easier in California

Wed, Jun 23 2010 - 12:00pm

How to Breathe Easier in California

This program is cancelled

Charles D. Connor, National President and CEO, American Lung Association

For more than 100 years, the American Lung Association has been fighting for healthy air and healthy lungs. Today, that fight is more important than ever, as air pollution, tobacco smoke and airborne diseases like H1N1 flu continue to attack our lungs and threaten our health. Read more »

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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): the New Cardiovascular Epidemic

Tue, Mar 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Peripheral Artery Disease: The New Cardiovascular Epidemic

This program is cancelled

Michael S. Conte, M.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, UCSF

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that results from blockage of arteries in the extremities, affecting between 8 and 12 million Americans and growing. Patients with PAD have 3 times the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Read more »

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