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Why Weight? Advances in Obesity Treatment

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Presented by John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery April 13, 2017 An obesity crisis still grips America, leaving 1 in 3 people obese. Rates of adult obesity have doubled in the last 20 years. When doctors go looking for the cause, they see multiple villains.

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Dying to Know: What Patients and Families Want to Know about End of Life Care and Issues

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Presented by Kavitha Ramchandran, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine March 2, 2017 One of the most common questions doctors get from patients with advanced cancer or other serious illness is this: “How much time do I have, doc? Tell it to me straight,” said Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, in a lecture at the Stanford Health [...]

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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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