Mental Health Improvement Through Early Detection and Intervention

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Presented by: Steven Adelsheim, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University Medical Center
June 5, 2014

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Psychosis is a serious mental disorder that causes thinking and emotions to become so impaired that the person loses contact with reality and the ability to function in ordinary life. Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and conditions like clinical depression, anxiety, and bipolar disease remain some of medicine’s deepest mysteries—and some of its most misunderstood.

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Jun 24th, 2014

Update on Stroke

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Presented by: Greg Albers, MD
Director, Stanford Stroke Center
May 15, 2014

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About 780,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year—someone every 45 seconds. It’s 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 enormous.

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May 26th, 2014

Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

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Presented by: Artis Montague, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Opthalmology
Stanford University Medical Center
May 1, 2014

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Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Each year, 3 million Americans have their cataracts removed.

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May 2nd, 2014

New and Emerging Treatments for Lymphedema

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Presented by: Stanley Rockson, MD
Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders
Stanford University Medical Center
April 24, 2014

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The lymph system acts like an access road to the highway for blood flow. It carries fluid from every region of the body, collecting bacteria, viruses, and waste products, and carrying them through a system of segmented valves to the lymph nodes, where it is then filtered back into the blood. The lymph system acts as a sort of one-way street, picking up this fluid and returning it back to the heart. About 1 percent of the volume of fluid in the blood makes its way back to the heart through the lymph system.

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Apr 28th, 2014

Cognitive and Affective Function in Late Life

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Anxiety and Depression in Mid-To Late Life
Speaker: Ruth O’Hara, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University Medical Center
April 17, 2014

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For most people, forgetting a word, misplacing the keys, or becoming easily distracted is a normal part of aging, the result of general wear and tear on the billions of neurons in the brain. Changes in cognitive function—the ability to think, reason, and remember—also affect behavior and mood, and may contribute to psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety, particularly in older adults.

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Apr 26th, 2014

Healthful Properties of Spices

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Presented by: Alison Ryan, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC
Registered Dietician
Stanford University Medical Center
March 27, 2014

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Spicing your food is one of the easiest ways to enhance flavor without adding calories, sodium, or fat, But it’s not only your waistline that can benefit from the addition of herbs and spices. Herbs and spices have been shown to provide numerous health benefits—from boosting immunity to controlling blood sugar, aiding digestion, lowering blood pressure, and easing joint pain.

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