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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.