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Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You're 65 - A Medicare Primer

Mon, Mar 26 2012 - 5:15pm

Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer

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Medicare Aging Network Partner, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

2011 marked the year the first Boomers turned 65 and qualified for Medicare benefits. For most, a true understanding of what these benefits are, how to determine what options are best for you, and how to actually sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the realities of what you can expect, and more important, what not to expect. Read more »

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Christopher Twomey: Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Thu, Mar 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Is Armed Conflict with China Avoidable?

Christopher Twomey, Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; Author, The Military Lens: Doctrinal Differences and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations

The rise of China poses many challenges to the U.S., both economic and political, but the most important and dangerous might be potential security conflicts. Twomey says that some sources of tension represent true conflicts of interest between the U.S. and China: Taiwan, relations with U.S. Read more »

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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
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Ellen Looyen: Building a Charismatic Personal Brand

Tue, Mar 20 2012 - 6:00pm
Building a Charismatic Personal Brand

Ellen Looyen, Branding Commentator, KGO Radio; Author, My Personal Brand Advantage

Having a unique brand can instantly enhance your credibility, visibility and charismatic influence. Learn from "America’s Leader in Personal Branding" (The NYC Conference Board) on how to position yourself as THE expert in your field and share your personal brand story to influence others.
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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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Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

Mon, Mar 19 2012 - 12:00pm
Dr. David Healy: Eclipse of Medical Care

David Healy
, MD, Cardiff University

We live in an evidence-based medicine world. Healy sees increasing signs of a mismatch between what is passing as evidence and the real data from studies. As a result, patients and doctors are both increasingly invisible in the clinical encounter, and doctors are losing the ability to care for patients.
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Zara McDonald: Mountain Lions and Humans - Can they Co-Exist?

Thu, Mar 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Mountain Lions and Humans: Can they Co-Exist?

Zara McDonald,
Founder and Director, Felidae Conservation Fund; Entrepreneur; Conservationist 

These keystone predators (also called pumas) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. However, human development is increasing the number of encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas, and it is multiplying tensions in our local communities. Read more »

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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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George Hammond: Time and Eternity

Mon, Mar 12 2012 - 6:00pm

George Hammond: Time and Eternity

Author, Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy focuses on the very unfocused ideas we have about time and eternity. Alluring, yet confusing, even their scientific versions allow for responsibility-escaping backward movement in time. Clarity is achieved by using the underlying, and more coherent, concept of the continuum of change. But clarity has its price. Read more »

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