Health & Medicine

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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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Julia Ross: Sugar Addiction -Recovery From The Greatest Dietary Crisis Of All Time

Thu, Jul 12 2012 - 6:00pm

Sugar Addiction: Recovery from the Greatest Dietary Crisis of All Time

Julia Ross, MA, MFT, NNTS, CEO, Recovery Systems; Author, The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure

We have recently become aware of the appalling costs, to both adults and children, of our current intake of refined sugars. Sugar addiction, the dynamic that propels this dietary disaster, has been one of Ross’ primary areas of focus since 1983. Read more »

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Zoobiquity

Thu, Jun 28 2012 - 6:00pm

Zoobiquity

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Cardiologist, UCLA Medical Center; Co-Author, Zoobiquity
Kathryn Bowers, Science writer; Co-Author, Zoobiquity Read more »

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Nancy Novack: Don't Go Through Cancer Alone

Fri, May 11 2012 - 12:00pm

Nancy Novack: Don’t Go Through Cancer Alone

Nancy Novack, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Founder, Nancy’s List

Novack offered the Bay Area community an opportunity to serve and support the many who are living with cancer, and those who love and care for them. The mission of Nancy’s List is, “No one will ever go through cancer alone.” For children, Novak designs events and adventures for the youngsters to enjoy memorable experiences with family and friends. The children make healing connections, find strength, community, and courage. Read more »

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Susan Reverby: A Historian Walks into an Archive

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 6:00pm

A Historian Walks into an Archive: Why It Matters that the U.S. Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

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