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Menopause Demystified: Cutting-Edge Information for Making Informed Decisions

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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 »

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Digging in the Archives: Why It Matters That the U.S. Government Apologized For Medical Research in

Mon, Mar 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Digging in the Archives: Why It Matters that the U.S. Government Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

This program is postponed

Susan Reverby, Ph.D., Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley

In October, President Obama apologized to the Guatemalan government for syphilis inoculation studies done by the U.S. Read more »

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Biologic Knee Replacements

Wed, Mar 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Biologic Knee Replacements

Kevin Stone, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

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 »

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Stress: The New Biological Clock -- How we can turn it back

Thu, Mar 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Stress: The New Biological Clock – How We Can Turn It Back

This program is sold out

Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Health Psychologist, UCSF
Calvin Harley, Ph.D., pioneer in telomere biology
Jue Lin, Ph.D., Telomere/telomerase assay specialist in Elizabeth Blackburn's lab, UCSF
Thea Singer, Author, Stress Less

Groundbreaking science by Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel links psychological stress Read more »

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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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