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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »