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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Emerging Treatments for Hair Loss

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Sleep Like a Baby: Myths About Insomnia and Aging

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Presented by: Donn Posner, PhD Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences January 28, 2016 Two of the widespread myths about insomnia are that babies get the best sleep—and aging people get the worst. But Donn Posner, PhD, says sleep doesn’t have to be lousy in older people.

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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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Diabetes and Exercise

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Presented by: Baldeep Singh, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine Kathleen Wasowski, DPT Senior Physical Therapist, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine November 13, 2014 Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Patients with type 2 diabetes do produce insulin—just not enough [...]

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