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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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
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