Health & Medicine

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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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Thu, Jun 28 2012 - 6:00pm


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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Rajiv Doshi & Anurag Mairal: Medical Technology Innovation for India

Mon, Aug 29 2011 - 6:00pm

Rajiv Doshi and Anurag Mairal: Medical Technology Innovation for India

Rajiv Doshi, M.D., Executive Director (U.S.), Stanford-India Biodesign; Consulting Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Anurag Mairal, Ph.D., Director, Global Biodesign Exchange Programs, Stanford University Read more »

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Humor, Health and Well-Being: Medical Clowning as an Arts and Medicine Model

Mon, Apr 25 2011 - 6:00pm

Humor, Health and Well-Being: Medical Clowning as Art and Medicine

Jeff Raz, Medical Clown; Former Cirque du Soleil Artist
Ben Johnson, Medical Clown; Former Cirque du Soleil Artist
Phil Weglarz, MFT, REAT, California Pacific Medical Center

Join former Cirque du Soleil artists Raz and Johnson and activities therapist Weglarz as they share how a medical clowning program helps patients hold on to joy in the face of illness and improve the mood of nurses, doctors and other health-care staff. Read more »

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