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JoAnne Keatley: Discrepancies in Health Care Access Experienced by Transgender People (5/28/09)

JoAnne Keatley, MSW, Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention and Minority Programs Manager, Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center at UCSF

Keatley states that transgender people have been systematically excluded from the health-care system. She will outline the societal, emotional and financial costs associated with these inequities. She will discuss her December meeting with the Obama transition team on access to health care for LGBT people and strategies to achieve better outcomes. Read more »

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Aubrey de Grey: Prospects for Defeating Aging Altogether (5/26/09)

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Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Science Officer, The Methuselah Foundation

Aging is an undeniable fact of life. But what if we could turn back the clock – or at least put aging on hold? De Grey will explain how future therapies may add decades of healthy years to our lives, and why our aging population will probably continue to benefit from progressively improved therapies and avoid debilitation or death from age-related causes at any age. Read more »

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Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality (5/18/09)

Anat Baniel, M.A., Author, Move Into Life

Remember a time when you were bursting with energy, curiosity and creativity? The Anat Baniel Method is a cutting-edge technique that Baniel asserts will help improve physical and mental performance by training the brain to move, think and feel in new ways. Baniel says her Nine Essentials will help you experience vitality at any age or condition, based on brain plasticity science, awareness and simple movements. Read more »

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Chronic Disease and Microbial Pathogenesis (4/21/09)

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Homer Boushey, Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology, UCSF Read more »

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Cosmetic Surgery, from Blast Wounds to Brow Lifts (3/24/09)

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Roger Friedenthal, Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, CPMC Read more »

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Unlocking the Body's Hidden Treasures

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Christopher S. Lynch, CEO, Ancient Advantage

For 4,000 years, chi kung, meditation and tai chi have been used by people seeking to increase energy and unlock the body’s vibrant health. Of all the health trends today, self-care is by far the most promising, says Lynch. He will discuss and demonstrate a variety of practices that he says are simple but highly effective self-healing techniques. He will also address how these techniques can be customized. Read more »

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How to Become the Healthiest Nation

Julie Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Only a nickel out of every medical-care dollar spent goes toward keeping Americans healthy, says Gerberding. She proposes changing the way we think about personal health care. Changes include making our communities healthier by creating more bicycle lanes and walkable sidewalks, making school lunches nutritious and banning smoking in public areas. Read more »

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Bias in Drug Trials

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Lisa Bero, Professor, School of Pharmacy, UCSF Read more »

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