Health & Medicine

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Integral Healthcare: Healing Approaches for Troubled Times

Thu, Oct 4 2012 - 6:00pm

Integral Health Care: Body-Mind Healing Approaches for Troubled Times

Michael Mayer, M.D., Co-founder, Transpersonal Psychology Program, John F. Kennedy University; Author, The Path of the Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times Read more »

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Dr. Adam Gazzaley: Video Games as Cognitive Enhancers

Mon, Sep 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Video Games As Cognitive Enhancers

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF; Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF

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Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both their structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Read more »

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Cancelled: Meg Jordan: Medical Careers - New Roles for Growing Demands

Tue, Jul 31 2012 - 6:00pm

Medical Careers: New Roles for Growing Demands

Meg Jordan, Ph.D., RN, CWP, Professor and Chair of Integrative Health Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies; CEO, Global Medicine Enterprise 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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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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