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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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Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

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Presented by: Artis Montague, MD, PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Opthalmology Stanford University Medical Center May 1, 2014 Watch the video Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Each year, 3 million […]

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Cognitive and Affective Function in Late Life

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Anxiety and Depression in Mid-To Late Life Speaker: Ruth O’Hara, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center April 17, 2014 Watch the video For most people, forgetting a word, misplacing the keys, or becoming easily distracted is a normal part of aging, the result of general wear and tear on […]

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Hearing, Hearing Loss, and Current Technology

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Presented by: Gerald R. Popelka, PhD Chief, Division of Audiology Professor of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery February 20, 2014 Watch the video While hearing loss can have a variety of causes, including infection and some medications, its most prevalent cause is the simple act of aging. About 18 percent of the entire U.S. population […]

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The Art of Diagnosis: Getting to the Root of Complex Medical Problems

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Presented by: Bryant Lin, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – General Medical Disciplines Stanford University School of Medicine February 6, 2014 Watch the video Even in this age of modern medicine, doctors can’t always crack the case. Some patients have an illness or disease that defies a simple diagnosis. Those are the people for whom Bryant […]

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When is a Senior Moment Just a Senior Moment? The Latest on Alzheimer’s Disease Research

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Presented by: Geoffrey A. Kerchner, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford Center for Memory Disorders Stanford University School of Medicine January 23, 2014 Watch the video It happens: we lose the keys. We forget where we left the cell phone. Or we can’t remember the name of a good friend we’ve known […]

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