Health & Medicine

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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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Clint Werner: Medical Uses of Marijuana

Thu, Jun 14 2012 - 12:00pm

Medical Uses of Marijuana

Clint Werner, Author, Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease

If using marijuana can reduce our chances for developing a variety of cancers as well as dementia from Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, asks Werner, why is it still illegal? Sixteen states have approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but the federal government continues to battle these efforts, claiming that there is no evidence that marijuana is safe or effective. 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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Dr. Joseph B. Martin: Where Have all the Doctors Gone?

Fri, Apr 6 2012 - 12:00pm

 Dr. Joseph B. Martin: Where Have All the Doctors Gone?
Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Former Chancellor of UCSF and Former Dean of Harvard Medical School; Author, Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., UCSF Chancellor; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor – Moderator
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Avoiding Over-Treatment: Practical Steps for Laymen

Wed, Mar 21 2012 - 12:00pm
Avoiding Over-Treatment: Practical Steps for Laymen

Mark Houston, MD; Author, What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Hypertension and What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Heart Disease
Pamela Smith, MD, MPH; Director, Center for Healthy Living and Longevity; International Speaker; Author, HRT: The Answers and Vitamins Hype or Hope
Richard Smayda, DO, Journalist; Co-Author,The Healing Nutrients Within and journal articles

The paradigm of Western medicine focuses on disease mana
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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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Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 12:00pm
Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

David Healy
, MD, Cardiff University

We live in an evidence-based medicine world. Healy sees increasing signs of a mismatch between what is passing as evidence and the real data from studies. As a result, patients and doctors are both increasingly invisible in the clinical encounter, and doctors are losing the ability to care for patients.
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Eric Topol: The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Wed, Mar 14 2012 - 6:00pm

The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Eric Topol,
M.D., Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, West Wireless Health Institute; Author, The Creative Destruction of Medicine

Pioneering cardiologist and geneticist Topol says that medicine is poised to go through its biggest shakeup in history. An unprecedented convergence of technologies, such as the ability to digitize human genomes and the invention of wireless tools, is gaining momentum, thrusting the medical field into the digital era. Read more »

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Poisons in the Press: Deciding for Yourself What's 'Safe'

Tue, Mar 13 2012 - 2:00pm

Poisons in the Press: Deciding for Yourself What’s ‘Safe’

Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Kent R. Read more »

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Food Addiction

Tue, Feb 28 2012 - 12:00pm

Food Addiction

Michael Prager, Author, Fat Boy Thin Man
Nicole Avena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Eric Stice, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
Dr. Vera Ingrid Tarman, MD., MSc., FCEP, CASAM, Medical Director, Renascent
Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology at UCSF. Read more »

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