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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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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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Cancer Survivorship: A Role for Integrative Medicine

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Presented by: Sue Kim, MD, MS Integrative Medicine Specialist September 18, 2014 More than 80 million Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) every year. CAM refers to a number of health care therapies, practices, and products that do not typically fall within the paradigm of conventional Western medicine—such as acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, massage, and […]

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Changing Sleep Patterns As We Age

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Presented by: Mehrdad Ayati, MD Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine Stanford University Medical Center April 19, 2012 Watch the video You go to bed, only to start tossing and turning, with no rest in sight. Or you fall asleep, only to wake up at 3 am. Having trouble falling asleep—or staying asleep—is a common problem, especially […]

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