Got Rhythm? An Update on the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmia

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Presented by Paul J. Wang, MD
Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering (by courtesy)
March 23, 2017

Having a good sense of rhythm helps to play music or to dance. But rhythm is even more essential to our lives. It rules our heartbeat.

If that heart rhythm gets out of whack, it can be uncomfortable, Dr. Paul Wang told the audience recently at the Stanford Health Library. Some people may feel only mild passing symptoms, like their heart is racing.

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Apr 11th, 2017

Dying to Know: What Patients and Families Want to Know about End of Life Care and Issues

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Presented by Kavitha Ramchandran, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
March 2, 2017

One of the most common questions doctors get from patients with advanced cancer or other serious illness is this:

“How much time do I have, doc? Tell it to me straight,” said Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, in a lecture at the Stanford Health Library. “People want facts and they want details.”

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Mar 17th, 2017

Aging at Home with Chronic Illness

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Presented by: Bryant Lin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
February 9, 2017

Aging can be a challenge for anyone. Chronic disease can magnify the challenges as people pass the age of 60, 70, or 80.

But with grace and grit, people can avoid some pitfalls and minimize others. Bryant Lin, MD, had a pack of tips for people in his recent lecture at the Stanford Health Library. Many of them depend on some bedrock advice: keep moving and get a little help from your friends.

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Feb 27th, 2017

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Emerging Treatments for Hair Loss

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Presented by: Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology
January 19, 2017

Think of a head of hair as a matter of seed and soil. Hair follicles are seeds, and the soil is your scalp and body.

Every seed comes with a “warranty,” or lifespan. Once gone, it’s replaced by a new seed that takes root when the soil is healthy. That’s the picture presented by Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, at a lecture on hair loss at the Stanford Health Library.

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Feb 13th, 2017

Making Sex Comfortable Again After Menopause: Laser Treatment for the Vagina

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Presented by: Eric Sokol, MD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
October 19, 2016

When production levels of the female sex hormone estrogen drop, many women experience vaginal atrophy—a condition in which the vaginal tissues become thinner, drier, less elastic, and more fragile. Hormonal changes stem from menopause but also can be caused by childbirth and breastfeeding, cancer treatment, surgery, and certain medications. Symptoms range from dryness, burning, and itching to bleeding or pain during sex (dyspareunia).

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Nov 15th, 2016

How to Identify Individuals at Enhanced Risk for Developing Statin-Associated Type 2 Diabetes

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Presented by: Gerald Reaven, MD
Professor of Medicine (Active Emeritus)
September 15, 2016

More than 200 million people around the world take statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Statins interfere with the synthesis of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad” cholesterol that is a prime suspect in heart disease. Even if LDL cholesterol levels are normal, statins are often prescribed when other factors put you at higher risk.

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Nov 15th, 2016

What is Venous Disease Exactly?

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Presented by:  Eri Fukaya, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor, Vascular Medicine
June 9, 2016

The basic concept of how blood moves through the body has been observed since the days of Hippocrates, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that early scientists realized that the blood’s circulation was based on one interconnected framework.

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