Health & Medicine

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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): the New Cardiovascular Epidemic

Tue, Mar 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Peripheral Artery Disease: The New Cardiovascular Epidemic

This program is cancelled

Michael S. Conte, M.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, UCSF

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that results from blockage of arteries in the extremities, affecting between 8 and 12 million Americans and growing. Patients with PAD have 3 times the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Read more »

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Chinese Medicine: A Vital Partner in American Health Care

Thu, Feb 25 2010 - 6:00pm

Chinese Medicine: A Vital Partner in American Health Care

Efrem Korngold, O.M.D., LA.c, Chinese Medicine Works; Co-author, Between Heaven and Earth
Harriet Beinfield, LA.c, Chinese Medicine Works; Co-author, Between Heaven and Earth

Unbeknownst to many, Chinese traditional medicine has been a consistent part of American health care since the 1800s, but it didn’t capture the national consciousness until the 1970s, when President Nixon visited China. Read more »

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Free To Love, Free To Heal

Fri, Feb 12 2010 - 12:00pm

Free to Love, Free to Heal

David Simon, M.D., Author; Neurologist; Director, the Chopra Center

Mind-body healing pioneer and Chopra co-founder Dr. David Simon will discuss the deep connection between stored emotional pain and physical illness, answer questions and sign his latest book, Free to Love, Free to Heal. Simon is a board-certified neurologist and pioneer in the medical field. His personal mission is to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century. Read more »

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Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist.

Tue, Feb 9 2010 - 6:00pm

Danger to Self: Life on the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist

Paul Linde, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

What happens behind closed doors in an urban psychiatric ER? What medical, psychiatric and social problems does a front line psychiatrist confront? Linde sheds light on this place, highlighting the history, politics, finance and ethics of society’s current involuntary commitment laws. Read more »

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Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood, and Focus

Tue, Jan 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood and Focus (as well as Developmental Disorders) Using Scientific Tests and Holistic Therapies?

Adiel Tel-Oren, M.D., Founder and President, Ecopolitan Eco-Health Network

Is your brain functioning optimally, as well as it used to? Would you like to keep it that way? Read more »

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Change and Transformation: Participating in the Emergence of New Worldviews

Thu, Jan 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Change and Transformation: Participating in the Emergence of New Worldviews

Marilyn Schlitz, President & CEO, Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences studies consciousness transformation, seeking guideposts that help us navigate our individual and collective responses to change. They have explored world traditions, identifying both diverse and perennial themes that shape our experiences and promote health and healing. Schlitz will explain her work and tackle some questions: What is consciousness transformation? Read more »

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Enhance Your Mind, Mood, Energy... and Longevity

Fri, Dec 4 2009 - 12:00pm

Enhance Your Mind, Mood, Energy… and Longevity

Hyla Cass, M.D., Author; Integrative Medical Practitioner

Tired? Stressed? Depressed? Frustrated with your doctors? Cass will discuss how we can take charge of our own health, energy and well-being. Caffeine, alcohol and other unhealthy mood-altering substances create dependencies that impede our ability to stay healthy. Read more »

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Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Wed, Dec 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF

Our brains, despite extraordinary complexity and remarkable capabilities, have distinct limitations – we misplace car keys, we confuse names, we forget phone numbers. Read more »

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David Blumenthal: How Technology Can Improve Health Care

Fri, Nov 13 2009 - 12:00pm

David Blumenthal: How Technology Can Improve Health Care

This program has been postponed

David Blumenthal, National Coordinator, Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services

Sarah Varney, KQED Reporter, The California Report and Health Dialogues - Moderator

Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in February. Read more »

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Prevention of Osteoporosis

Wed, Nov 4 2009 - 12:00pm

Michael Castleman: Prevention of Osteoporosis

Science Writer; Co-author, Building Bone Vitality

For 30 years, health authorities have insisted that calcium is the key to bone health, but during that period, fracture rates have increased. In addition, the countries that consume the most calcium have the highest rates of osteoporotic fractures. What does this mean? Noted San Francisco health journalist Castleman and nutritionist Amy Lanou, Ph.D., analyzed 1,200 studies of diet and osteoporosis risk and concluded that calcium is not the answer. Read more »

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