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 »
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 »
Liz Lipski, Ph.D. and C.C.N. Richard Auld, M.D. Len Saputo, M.D.
Three experts will discuss the most common maladies of the digestive tract, such as belching, bloating and flatulence, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and dietary fiber intake, absorption of nutrients, and the effects of aging and medication on the digestive tract.
MLF: Health & Medicine Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »
Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D., Professor (Research) of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Shiroko Sokitch, M.D., Marin County Doctor Nancy Milliken, M.D., Director, UCSF Women’s Health - Moderator Read more »
More than 800,000 total knee replacements are performed yearly, and that number continues to rise. Stone is pioneering biologic joint repair – a surgical technique that uses a patient’s own stem cells and donor meniscus cartilage to forestall or avoid invasive surgeries such as total knee replacement. Read more »