Latest Advances in Stroke Treatment

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Presented by: Jeremy Heit, MD, PhD
Fellow, Neuro-interventional Radiology
Stanford University Medical Center
April 30, 2015

About 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year—someone every 45 seconds. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. but the greatest cause of long-term disability. Most people do not die from a stroke, but its effects cause more than half of all neurologic hospitalizations. The direct and indirect costs from lost work and lost productivity are estimated to run about $73 billion each year. May is National Stroke Prevention Month.

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May 9th, 2015

Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong

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Robert Lustig, MD, MSL
Professor, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

Christopher Gardner, PhD
Professor (Research), Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

April 9, 2015

When TV dinners and fast food options first appeared, they were touted as a method of liberation from the kitchen. Swapping home-cooked meals for snacks, sweets, sugary drinks, and processed foods has led to a calorie-rich, nutrient-poor diet associated with today’s rise of obesity and chronic metabolic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

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Apr 19th, 2015

Sleep Should Be Silent

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Presented by: Rafael Pelayo, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

February 12, 2015

Snoring is the target of many jokes. But doctors have another name for it: heroic snoring. That’s because snoring actually rescues a sleeper from not getting enough air to breathe, said Rafael Pelayo, MD, in a lecture at Stanford Health Library.

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Apr 16th, 2015

Creating a Baseline With Your Physician

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Presented by: Mary James, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
January 29, 2015

When it comes to getting the best medical care, Mary James, MD, believes firmly that prevention is key.

That has led her to urge people to set up a health baseline with their doctors. Taking stock of one’s own physical, mental and emotional health can be the first step in preventing problems years later. Who should have this type of evaluation?

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Jan 29th, 2015

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
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