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Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment

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Presented by: Joy Wu, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology) February 25, 2016 Most people are aware that as they age, their bones aren’t as strong as when they were young. But many don’t realize how common osteoporosis is. “A pretty significant proportion of the American population has some degree of bone loss,” said Joy […]

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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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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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