Health & Medicine

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Elliott S. Fisher: Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System

Tue, Oct 25 2011 - 6:00pm

Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System: What Might We Do?

Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

In medical care, is more always better? Dr. Fisher calls this widely held assumption into question. Read more »

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Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa: Becoming Dr. Q - My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Mon, Oct 10 2011 - 12:00pm

Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins

Dr. Q, as he's known to patients and colleagues, is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, a position even more notable for the fact that he was once an undocumented migrant worker toiling in the fields of the Central Valley of California. Read more »

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Shannon Brownlee: Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Treatment

Fri, Sep 30 2011 - 12:00pm

Shannon Brownlee: Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Treatment

M.S., Acting Director, New America Foundation, Health Policy Program; Author, Overtreated

Carolyn Johnson, Co-anchor, ABC7 News at 6 - Moderator
 
Brownlee contends that overtesting and overmedicating are harming patients’ health and pocketbooks in California and the nation. Read more »

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Scourge of Our Modern Lifestyles. Novel Treatment

Thu, Sep 8 2011 - 6:00pm

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Scourge of Our Modern Lifestyles - Novel Treatment

This event has been canceled.

Dr. Bruce McCormack, M.D., Director/Neurosurgeon, The Neurospine Institute

The crippling effects of carpal tunnel syndrome afflict about 5 percent of us, mostly women. Championing the advancement of minimally invasive CTS surgical technique, McCormack discusses the implications of his new project, The MANOS system. Read more »

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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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Vamsee K. Juluri: Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera - Hindu Mythology in the Media Age

Mon, Aug 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera: Hindu Mythology in the Media Age

This program is cancelled

Vamsee K. Juluri, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Francisco

For nearly 100 years, movies and other mass media in India have retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. Through spectacular feature films, TV series, cartoons, comic books and novels, generations of Indians have found their favorite legends brought to life in different forms. Read more »

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Omega-3 Breakthrough

Wed, Jul 20 2011 - 6:00pm

Omega-3 Breakthrough

Adiel Tel-Oren, M.D., C.C.N., D.A.C.B.N

Note new program date: July 20.

Unsaturated fats (Omega 3, Omega 6) are in our food, supplements and body – for better and for worse. Tel-Oren demonstrates that most omega-3 products are not ecological and contain rancid, polluted oil and have side-effects. Experts quote the literature which some believe has been heavily EPA/DHA-biased and largely ignore the rancidity issue. Read more »

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The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

Wed, Jun 22 2011 - 6:00pm

The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

This program is cancelled

Patty James, Founder, DirectionFive Health Read more »

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John Gray: Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice

Mon, Jun 20 2011 - 5:30pm

Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice: Hormonal Balance, the Key to Life, Love and Energy

This program is sold out

John Gray, Ph.D., Author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Come hear from best-selling relationship author Gray, whose monumental Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus sold an astounding 50 million copies worldwide. Read more »

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Brain plasticity across the lifespan

Wed, Jun 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Brain Plasticity Across the Lifespan

Additional tickets now available!

Adam Gazzaley, Professor, UCSF

It is now known that our brain changes structurally and functionally in response to our interactions with our environment throughout our lives, not just during critical times like childhood. This modern perspective is called neuroplasticity and scientists are actively exploring the intricacies of this phenomenon. Read more »

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