Health & Medicine

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Bruce H. Lipton: The Biology of Belief

Wed, May 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Bruce Lipton: Biology of Belief

This program is sold out

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., Author; Motivational Speaker

Lipton unveils a vision of life science that is shattering old myths. New discoveries in cell biology, epigenetics and physics suggest that we are not victims of our genes but instead have unlimited capacity to live a life overflowing with peace, happiness and love. Read more »

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Digestive Health

Tue, May 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Digestive Health

Liz Lipski, Ph.D. and C.C.N.
Richard Auld, M.D.
Len Saputo, M.D.

Three experts will discuss the most common maladies of the digestive tract, such as belching, bloating and flatulence, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and dietary fiber intake, absorption of nutrients, and the effects of aging and medication on the digestive tract.

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. 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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The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

Wed, Apr 20 2011 - 6:00pm

The Health Needs of Children in Their Own Words

This program is postponed. New date: June 22. Register here.

 

Patty James, Founder, Shine the Light on Kids, Shinethelightonkids.org Read more »

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Digging in the Archives: Why It Matters That the U.S. Government Apologized For Medical Research in

Mon, Mar 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Digging in the Archives: Why It Matters that the U.S. Government Apologized for Medical Research in Guatemala

This program is postponed

Susan Reverby, Ph.D., Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley

In October, President Obama apologized to the Guatemalan government for syphilis inoculation studies done by the U.S. Read more »

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Biologic Knee Replacements

Wed, Mar 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Biologic Knee Replacements

Kevin Stone, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

More than 800,000 total knee replacements are performed yearly, and that number continues to rise. Stone is pioneering biologic joint repair – a surgical technique that uses a patient’s own stem cells and donor meniscus cartilage to forestall or avoid invasive surgeries such as total knee replacement. Read more »

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Stress: The New Biological Clock -- How we can turn it back

Thu, Mar 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Stress: The New Biological Clock – How We Can Turn It Back

This program is sold out

Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Health Psychologist, UCSF
Calvin Harley, Ph.D., pioneer in telomere biology
Jue Lin, Ph.D., Telomere/telomerase assay specialist in Elizabeth Blackburn's lab, UCSF
Thea Singer, Author, Stress Less

Groundbreaking science by Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel links psychological stress Read more »

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Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Fri, Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Bob Edgar, President and CEO, Common Cause
Charles R. Bailey, Director, Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin

Wars don’t end when the guns fall silent. Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the legacy of Agent Orange - dioxin contaminated soils and a heavy burden of disability on people in Vietnam as well as on American veterans - continues to be a challenge. Read more »

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The Fatigue Prescription

Wed, Feb 16 2011 - 6:00pm

The Fatigue Prescription

Linda Hawes Clever, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Founder, RENEW

How in the world did you get so busy? The reasons are legion, and Clever will describe some of them. She will also outline consequences of overload and signs of trouble before she gives tips, self-assessment guides and a doctor's best advice on how to deal with competing demands. The goal, she says, is to maintain or regain your sense of meaning, your creativity and even joy. Read more »

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Sacrifice Zones and Environmental Justice

Wed, Jan 19 2011 - 6:00pm

Sacrifice Zones and Environmental Justice

Steve Lerner, Author, Sacrifice Zones
Bradley Angel, Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Gail Smith, Environmental Activist, Daly City, Midway Village

Across the United States, thousands of people, most of them in low-income or minority communities, live next to heavily polluting industrial sites. Many of them reach the point where they say that enough is enough. Read more »

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