Health & Medicine

Past event

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 »

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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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Aneesh Chopra: Innovation and Technology in Health Care (SF)

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 12:00pm

Innovation and Technology in Health Care

Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis School of Medicine - Moderator

Chopra, assistant to the president and the nation's first-ever chief technology officer, has made it a priority to advance America's health-care reform goals through the use of technology and innovation for one of the administration's top priorities. Read more »

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The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 6:00pm

The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Carole Baggerly, Director, GrassrootsHealth.net 

Vitamin D is the current "miracle" compound. The health benefits of vitamin D include reduced risk of about 20 types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious diseases (including influenza and pneumonia), autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, 75 other types of disease, and improved pregnancy outcomes. Optimal vitamin D intake or production levels are about 10 times the current recommended values. Read more »

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Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone

Thu, Aug 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone

M.D.; Author, Cutting for Stone

National best-selling author, renowned physician and a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Verghese will discuss Cutting for Stone, one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the past two years. Verghese has earned accolades in and out of the medical community for his advocacy on behalf of patients and is widely regarded as having influenced the way modern medical students think about what it means to be a doctor and treat people. Read more »

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