Health & Medicine

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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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Alan Kaufman: Drunken Angel

Wed, Nov 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Drunken Angel

Alan Kaufman, Author, Jew Boy and Drunken Angel

Got skeletons in the closet? In Drunken Angel Kaufman recounts the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. Read more »

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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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