Diabetes and Exercise

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Presented by: Baldeep Singh, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Kathleen Wasowski, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

November 13, 2014

Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Patients with type 2 diabetes do produce insulin—just not enough to keep their glucose levels normal. Maintaining proper sugar levels not only prevents serious complications to the body’s organs and tissues but also improves resistance to infection, increases, energy, and sustain overall health, said Baldeep Singh, MD, a clinical assistant professor of medicine, at a presentation sponsored by the Stanford Health Library. The evening was part of a three-part series on the major concerns related to type 2 diabetes.

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Nov 20th, 2014

Advances in Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Brain Tumors

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Presented by: Steven D. Chang, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center

October 30, 2014

There is a delicate balance when it comes to treating brain tumors. How do you effectively destroy the cancer cells while avoiding damage to the nearby normal cells? How can you operate on such a complex organ without causing neurological problems?

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Nov 16th, 2014

Runner Injuries: Update on Treatment and Prevention

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Presented by: Michael Fredericson, MD
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
October 23, 2014

Because of the repetitive overload, running can lead to several common injuries to the foot, hips, and knees. Michael Fredericson, MD, a professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the Stanford Runners Injury Clinic, discussed the most common runners’ problems and scientifically based treatments at a presentation sponsored by Stanford Hospital Health Library. His lecture focused on what he referred to as the “Big Six.”
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Oct 29th, 2014

Latest Advances in Breast Cancer

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Introduction: Mark Pegram, MD
Director, Stanford Breast Cancer Oncology Program
October 16, 2014

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States and the most common invasive cancer in women worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 210,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed each year and close to 40,000 die annually from the disease. Awareness of the disease, along with earlier detection and new scientific insights, has improved breast cancer survival rates dramatically over the past few decades.

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Oct 18th, 2014

Preventing or Delaying Type 2 Diabetes

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Presented by: Bryant Lin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – General Medicine Disciplines
Stanford University Medical Center
October 2, 2014

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One in four U.S. people is prediabetic. That means they have a tripled risk of developing diabetes. There are ways to stop that from happening, and Bryant Lin, MD, is spreading the word.

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Oct 16th, 2014

Heart Disease in South Asians: A Global Epidemic

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Presented by:  Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
September 25, 2014

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A healthy 44-year-old Indian man who exercises regularly, has normal cholesterol and blood pressure, and who smokes and drinks only occasionally should not have to worry about a heart attack. On paper, everything looked fine. His doctor found no cause for putting him on statins to lower his cholesterol.

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Oct 15th, 2014

Cancer Survivorship: A Role for Integrative Medicine

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Presented by: Sue Kim, MD, MS
Integrative Medicine Specialist
September 18, 2014

More than 80 million Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) every year. CAM refers to a number of health care therapies, practices, and products that do not typically fall within the paradigm of conventional Western medicine—such as acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, massage, and botanicals. “Complementary” medicine refers to the use of these therapies in conjunction with conventional medicine, while “alternative” medicine denotes the use of these therapies instead of Western medicine.

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Oct 14th, 2014
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