Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder

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Presented by Kim Bullock, MD, and Juliana Lockman, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
May 25, 2017

When someone has a seizure, that doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy. They may have a different condition that few people have heard of: functional neurological symptom disorder.

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Jun 12th, 2017

Chest Pain: The Many Causes of Women’s Heartaches

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Presented by: Abha Khandelwal, MD, MS; Eryn Bryant, MSN, NP-C; Valerie Hoover, PhD
May 4, 2017

Chest pain can be a mystery. Sometimes it’s the tipoff to a heart attack. Other times it’s a clue that heart disease is slowly, gradually, choking the major arteries that deliver blood to the heart.

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May 22nd, 2017

Why Weight? Advances in Obesity Treatment

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Presented by John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
April 13, 2017

An obesity crisis still grips America, leaving 1 in 3 people obese. Rates of adult obesity have doubled in the last 20 years. When doctors go looking for the cause, they see multiple villains.

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May 11th, 2017

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
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