Jane M. Hightower, M.D.; Author, Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison
Hightower will discuss the risk of consuming too much mercury when eating top predator ocean fish such as tuna, swordfish and sharks. She is a San Francisco doctor who discovered in 2000 that many of her patients had the classic symptoms of mercury poisoning, including nausea, trouble concentrating and tiredness, and she traced these symptoms to eating fish several times a week. Public health warnings are still inadequate, she says. Read more »
Dean Ornish, M.D., President and Director, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Everyone has heard that diet and lifestyle have a profound, long-term impact on our health and well-being. But many people do not take the immediate steps to improve their long-term outlook. Ornish has dedicated himself to improving people’s health, by helping them better understand the choices that lead to a healthy life, through research, education of health professionals and collaboration. Come hear this leader in the field share his insights and knowledge. Read more »
This program features a speech and Q&A with Secretary Mike Leavitt. Mike Leavitt is Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and his speech is titled "The Future Of The U.S. Healthcare System"