Health & Medicine

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David A. Kessler: The End of Overeating

Fri, May 8 2009 - 12:00pm

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the American Appetite

David A. Kessler, M.D., Former Commissioner, U.S. Federal Drug Administration; Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Drawing on years of extensive research and interviews with medical experts and industry insiders, Kessler tears the brightly colored packaging off the food business to reveal the startling cultural, biological and psychological influences that have produced a nation of people hardwired to overeat. Read more »

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Food Fights for the 21st Century: Women's Voices Driving Change

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Tue, Jun 24 2014 - 6:00pm

Deborah Koons Garcia, Filmmaker, Director, Symphony of the Soil and The Future of Food
Zen Honeycutt, Founder and Executive Director, Moms Across America
Judi Shils, Executive Director and Founder, Teens Turning Green
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Health Care Reform: California’s Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones

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Mon, May 19 2014 - 6:00pm

Dave Jones, Commissioner, California Department of Insurance Read more »

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Achieving Optimal Health While Living on a Toxic Planet

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Thu, Jan 16 2014 - 12:00pm

Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H); Co-author, Detox with Oral Chelation and The Omega 3 Miracle Read more »

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Hunting an Elusive Killer

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Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 12:00pm

Fighting an Environmental Trigger for ALS, Alzheimer's and other Tangle Diseases

Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D., Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Read more »

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What Is Nature-Deficit Disorder?

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Tue, Aug 27 2013 - 6:00pm

Richard Louv, Journalist; Author, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder Read more »

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Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

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Thu, May 16 2013 - 6:00pm

Frederick Kaufman, Contributing Editor, Harper's; Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York

In conversation with Anna Lappe, Author and Educator; Founding Principal, Small Planet Institute

This event is sold out. Read more »

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Jack Gallant: Reverse-Engineering the Human Brain

Mon, Jan 28 2013 - 6:00pm

Jack Gallant: Reverse-Engineering the Human Brain

Jack Gallant, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

The human brain is the most sophisticated computer system known to man, capable of impressive feats under challenging natural conditions. Reverse-engineering the brain might enable us to design artificial systems with the same capabilities. Gallant’s laboratory uses a data-driven approach to tackle this reverse-engineering problem. Read more »

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Dr. Nora Volkow: Working To Eliminate Addiction

Mon, Jan 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Nora Volkow: Working to Eliminate Addiction

M.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

Addiction affects 23.2 million Americans. The head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse believes that all addictions can be eliminated if the brain’s receptors can be controlled. She will explain her groundbreaking work and the amazing personal story that has allowed her, as the great-granddaughter of famed Russian dissident Leon Trotsky, to achieve her current prominence. Read more »

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God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Wed, Oct 17 2012 - 6:00pm

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Victoria Sweet, M.D., Author, God's Hotel Read more »

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