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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Aug 1st, 2016

Aesthetic and Functional Maxillofacial Surgery

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Presented by: Sabine Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
May 19, 2016

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty for the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the upper and lower jaw. Procedures range from repairing congenital deformities to realigning jaw placement to replacing bone removed during cancer treatment.

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May 26th, 2016

Celiac Disease and Gluten Associated Disorders

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Presented by: Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
May 5, 2016

Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract that is triggered by eating gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with celiac disease eat gluten, their body mounts an an immune response that results in destruction of the villi, small finger-like projections that line the small intestine. The damaged villi are not able to absorb nutrients properly, which over time can cause vitamin deficiencies that lead to systemic complications such as bone disease, fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and other problems.

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May 26th, 2016

A Practical, Holistic Approach to Stress & Wellness in a High Pressure World

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Presented by: Nadia E. Haddad, MD, MS
Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
April 14, 2016

Stress is an undeniable aspect of modern life. Though everyone experiences and responds to stress in an individual way, stress is defined as physical and psychological pressure that causes a disturbance in your body’s natural equilibrium. It’s actually an important short-term adaptive response for meeting natural threats: The stress response prepares the body to fight or flight, a protective mechanism that could save your life.

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Apr 24th, 2016

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease: Past, Present, Future

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Presented by: Melanie Lising, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences
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Laurice Yang, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences
March 10, 2016

Deep brain stimulation has been used as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease for the last 25 years. Yet this modern medical therapy has roots in remedies used in first-century A.D. Rome.

In 46 A.D., a physician for the Roman emperor discovered that when people touched an electric ray, they would get intermittent relief from pain. “The physician would then put electric rays on patient’s heads and that’s how he treated headaches,” said Laurice Yang, MD, at a presentation for the Stanford Health Library on the past, present, and future of deep brain stimulation. “We have come a long way since then.”

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Mar 22nd, 2016

Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment

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Presented by: Joy Wu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)
February 25, 2016

Most people are aware that as they age, their bones aren’t as strong as when they were young. But many don’t realize how common osteoporosis is.

“A pretty significant proportion of the American population has some degree of bone loss,” said Joy Wu, MD, PhD, at a presentation for the Stanford Health Library. “Half of all women over 50 are going to have a fracture from osteoporosis.” Men have a lower but not insignificant lifetime risk of about 20 percent, she said.

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Mar 7th, 2016

Understanding Bipolar Depression

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Presented by: Shefali Miller, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
February 11, 2016

Bipolar depression is an illness of recurring mood swings from the low of depression to the high of mania. It is commonly misdiagnosed as unipolar depression (major depressive disorder), says Shefali Miller, MD, because the first symptoms often occur from a major depressive episode.

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Mar 3rd, 2016
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