Health & Medicine

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Making Better Decisions About Breast Cancer

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Tue, Apr 5 2016 - 6:00pm

Laura, Esserman, M.D., M.B.A, Surgeon; Breast Cancer Oncology Specialist and Director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. Recipient, National Cancer Institute’s SPORE Investigator of the Year Award; Member, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Working Group on Advancing Innovation in Drug Development and Evaluation Read more »

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An Osteopathic Approach to the Obesity Epidemic: A Timely Remedy

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Tue, Mar 15 2016 - 6:00pm

Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost, Touro University California
Michael B. Clearfield, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University California
Jean-Marc Schwarz, Director of the Translational Research Clinic, Touro University California
Jay Shubrook, Diabetiologist, Touro University California
Tami Hendriksz, Associate Dean for Clinical Integration, Touro University California Read more »

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The Health Consequences of Social Isolation with Former NFL Player Jonathan Martin and Beyond Differences Teen Leaders

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Tue, Mar 8 2016 - 6:00pm

The Health Consequences of Social Isolation with Former NFL Player Jonathan Martin & Beyond Differences Teen Leaders Read more »

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Dr. Theodora Ross: Cancer in the Family

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Tue, Feb 23 2016 - 7:00pm

Theodora Ross, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the Cancer Genetics Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Author, A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance
Alison van Diggelen, Host, "Fresh Dialogues"; BBC Contributor—Moderator Read more »

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Women Leading Health-Care Innovation and Family Recovery

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Tue, Feb 16 2016 - 6:00pm

Carolyn Gammicchia, Executive Director and Co-founder, L.E.A.N. On Us; Advisor, National Center for Criminal Justice and Disability
Marcia Hinds, Author, I Know You’re in There; Educational and Behavioral Consultant
Mary Romaniec, Author, Victory over Autism; Reporter; Advocate; TACA Massachusetts Chapter Read more »

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Taking Ownership of Your Clinical Laboratory Test Results

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Wed, Feb 3 2016 - 6:00pm

Alan Wu, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Pharmacogenomics Laboratories, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor, Laboratory Medicine, UCSF; Author, Toxicology! Because What You Don't Know Can Kill You and The Hidden Assassin: When Clinical Lab Tests Go Awry Read more »

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Values that Guide Healthcare Decisions

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Mon, Jan 11 2016 - 6:00pm

Mileva Saulo Lewis, Ed.D., RN, Associate Professor, Samuel Merritt University; Vice President, The Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation Read more »

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Patient Safety: Get the Diagnosis Right

Tue, Nov 10 2015 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth McGlynn, Ph.D., Director, Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research, Kaiser Permanente
Urmimala Sarkar, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Kathryn McDonald, M.M., Executive Director, Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
George Lundberg, M.D., Professor, Pathology, Health Research Policy, Stanford University; Editor-at-Large, Medscape; Founder, The Lundberg Institute – Moderator Read more »

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LGBT Family Planning Seminar: Understand the Financial, Legal and Medical Side of Surrogacy with LGBT Experts

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Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 12:00pm

Brandon Miller, CEO, Brio Financial Group
Judy Appel, Executive Director, Our Family Coalition
Dr. Isabelle Ryan, Pacific Fertility Center
Deborah Wald, Family attorney, The Wald Law Group
Michelle Meow, Board President, SF Pride; Host of "The Michelle Meow Show" (KOFY TV, Progressive Voices Network)—Moderator Read more »

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The U.S. Imperative for Wellness: The Cleveland Clinic Experience – How to Make Yourself Younger

Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 12:00pm

Michael Fredric Roizen, Anesthesiologist; Internist; Author; Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Chronic medical disease management now accounts for more than 80 percent of the nation’s spending on medical care and is substantially increasing as the number of people with chronic disease rises. Roizen argues that these chronic disease costs are increasing income inequality and decreasing the standard of living. Yet, he says, some of these diseases may be largely lifestyle-preventable. Read more »

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