Health & Medicine

Past event

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Fri, Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Bob Edgar, President and CEO, Common Cause
Charles R. Bailey, Director, Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin

Wars don’t end when the guns fall silent. Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the legacy of Agent Orange - dioxin contaminated soils and a heavy burden of disability on people in Vietnam as well as on American veterans - continues to be a challenge. Read more »

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The Fatigue Prescription

Wed, Feb 16 2011 - 6:00pm

The Fatigue Prescription

Linda Hawes Clever, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Founder, RENEW

How in the world did you get so busy? The reasons are legion, and Clever will describe some of them. She will also outline consequences of overload and signs of trouble before she gives tips, self-assessment guides and a doctor's best advice on how to deal with competing demands. The goal, she says, is to maintain or regain your sense of meaning, your creativity and even joy. Read more »

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Sacrifice Zones and Environmental Justice

Wed, Jan 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Sacrifice Zones and Environmental Justice

Steve Lerner, Author, Sacrifice Zones
Bradley Angel, Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Gail Smith, Environmental Activist, Daly City, Midway Village

Across the United States, thousands of people, most of them in low-income or minority communities, live next to heavily polluting industrial sites. Many of them reach the point where they say that enough is enough. Read more »

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The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Thu, Nov 18 2010 - 12:00pm

The Health Effects of EMF

Camilla Rees, Co-author, Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution
Eileen O’Connor, Director, the Radiation Research Trust in the U.K.
Olle Johansson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Magda Havas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University
Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., Directo Read more »

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

Wed, Oct 13 2010 - 6:00pm

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

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. The problem, according to Taubes, is that doing the opposite – eating less and exercising more – seems to fail to cure the problem. Is our underlying hypothesis incorrect? Read more »

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Do cell phones cause brain cancer?

Wed, Oct 6 2010 - 12:00pm

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?

Devra Davis, Author, Disconnect; School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Oncology expert Davis blows the lid off what she asserts is the cell phone industry’s abuse of science. It isn’t just about brain cancer, says Davis: cell phones damage DNA, break down the brain’s defenses, reduce sperm count, and increase memory loss. Radio frequency radiation from phones is especially threatening to children, whose brains are still growing. Read more »

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Dean Ornish: Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Genes!

Tue, Oct 5 2010 - 6:00pm

Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Genes!

Dean Ornish, M.D., Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Kim Mulvihill, M.D.; CBS 5 Healthwatch Doctor - Moderator

Recognized by Life magazine as one of the 50 most influential members of his generation, Ornish undertook pioneering research that was the first to prove that lifestyle changes may stop or even reverse the progression of heart disease, early-stage prostate cancer and even change gene expression by “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes t Read more »

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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 »

Past event

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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