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Understanding Migraine: A Patient Guide

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Presented by: Meredith Barad, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesia October 22, 2015 Migraine headaches are the most common type of headache, affecting 13 percent of all Americans. It’s the most prevalent health issue in the United States, affecting 36 million people—more cases than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Women are three times more likely to [...]

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Latest Advances in Stroke Treatment

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Presented by: Jeremy Heit, MD, PhD Fellow, Neuro-interventional Radiology Stanford University Medical Center April 30, 2015 About 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year—someone every 45 seconds. Stroke is 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 [...]

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Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong

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Speakers:     Robert Lustig, MD, MSL Professor, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco Christopher Gardner, PhD Professor (Research), Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center April 9, 2015 When TV dinners and fast food options first appeared, they were touted as a method of liberation from the kitchen. Swapping home-cooked meals for snacks, sweets, sugary drinks, and processed [...]

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Sleep Should Be Silent

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Presented by: Rafael Pelayo, MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine February 12, 2015 Snoring is the target of many jokes. But doctors have another name for it: heroic snoring. That’s because snoring actually rescues a sleeper from not getting enough air to breathe, said Rafael Pelayo, [...]

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Creating a Baseline With Your Physician

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Presented by: Mary James, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Stanford University Medical Center January 29, 2015 When it comes to getting the best medical care, Mary James, MD, believes firmly that prevention is key. That has led her to urge people to set up a health baseline with their doctors. Taking stock of one’s [...]

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Preventing or Delaying Type 2 Diabetes

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Presented by: Bryant Lin, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – General Medicine Disciplines Stanford University Medical Center October 2, 2014 Watch the video One in four U.S. people is prediabetic. That means they have a tripled risk of developing diabetes. There are ways to stop that from happening, and Bryant Lin, MD, is spreading the [...]

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Update on Stroke

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Presented by: Greg Albers, MD Director, Stanford Stroke Center May 15, 2014 Watch the video 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 [...]

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