Health & Medicine

Past event

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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Doing Well by Doing Good: Life Science in the 21st Century

Tue, Oct 27 2009 - 6:00pm

Doing Well by Doing Good: Life Science in the 21st Century

Bill Greene, Director, MPM Capital

At the dawn of the biotech era, investing in “new biology” was all about the tools of science and the promise of turning genes intro drugs. Now, more than 30 years later, there are over 300 biotech companies and several blockbuster drugs have been developed from their efforts. But what has made a real difference in these achievements? Read more »

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

Wed, Oct 14 2009 - 4:00pm

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

This program is cancelled

Gary Taubes, Author, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Common sense tells us that we get fat because we eat more calories than we expend. So why does eating less and exercising more not always work? German and Austrian researchers have suggested that we should consider obesity a disorder of excess fat accumulation and pay attention to the hormones and enzymes that regulate our fat tissue. Read more »

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The Jungle Effect

Wed, Oct 14 2009 - 6:00pm

The Jungle Effect

Note new date! This program is now occurring on October 14 at 6 p.m.

Daphne Miller, M.D., Associate Professor, UCSF

Food is a powerful medicine, and what you eat and how can tell a lot more about your health than the supplements you take. Over the span of three years and tens of thousands of miles, Miller traveled to five locations where common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and depression were rare. Read more »

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Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 6:00pm

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Stuart Brown, M.D., Founder, the National Institute for Play, Co-author, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (with Christopher Vaughan)

Have you played today? Brown explores the power and importance of play, drawing from his own clinical research, as well as the latest developments in neuroscience, social science and behavioral studies. Read more »

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Medical Care is the Repair Shop-- But What Determines Who Gets Sick In the First Place?

Wed, Sep 16 2009 - 6:00pm

Medical Care Is the Repair Shop, but What Determines Who Gets Sick in the First Place?

This program has been cancelled

Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, UCSF

Join Braveman as she diagnoses the problems with American health care and writes a prescription for the nation’s future. Read more »

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Judith Orloff: Achieving Emotional Freedom

Wed, Aug 26 2009 - 6:00pm

Achieving Emotional Freedom: How to Stay Positive in Times of Economic Turmoil

Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA; Author, Emotional Freedom

The world is in the midst of an emotional meltdown. Join best-selling author Orloff to learn how to harness the power of positive emotions and dispel the negative. Read more »

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The Long Quest for Health Care Reform: A Bay Area Doctor's Belief in Health Care as a Right

Tue, Aug 25 2009 - 6:00pm

The Long Quest for Health Care Reform: A Bay Area Doctor's Belief in Health Care as a Right

Tom Debley, Director, KP Heritage Resources; Author, The Story of Dr. Sidney R. Garfield: The Visionary Who Turned Sick Care into Health Care

From FDR's era to today, the U.S. government has not lived up to many Americans' hopes for universal health-care coverage. With another attempt in the works, one voice has been constant – even now, a quarter century after his death. It¹s that of Sidney Garfield, co-founder of Kaiser Permanente. Read more »

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Len Saputo: A Return to Healing: Radical Healthcare Reform and the Future of Medicine

Tue, Jun 9 2009 - 6:00pm

A Return to Healing: Radical Health-Care Reform and the Future of Medicine

Len Saputo, M.D., Founder and Director, Health Medicine Forum

Saputo tells us the story of the struggling U.S. health-care system – how it got to this point and what we can do to fix it. Read more »

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Raymond Francis: Never Be Sick Again

Tue, Jun 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Never Be Sick Again

Raymond Francis, Director, Beyond Health; Author

Francis is an MIT-trained scientist and an internationally recognized leader in optimal health maintenance. He will discuss how to stay or become healthy in the modern world with all its temptations – particularly junk food. Francis’ insights –based on curing himself from a life-threatening illness 25 years ago – make this program a must-see. 

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location:
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Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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