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Palliative Care, Hospice, and the End of Life Option Act

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Grant M. Smith, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Primary Care and Population Health October 10, 2019 Many people have heard of palliative care, but they may not understand it. It is health care given to improve the quality of life for people living with a serious illness. Some of us – even […]

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Living Better with Atrial Fibrillation

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Paul J. Wang, MD, Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering Bryant Y. Lin, MD, MSEng, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine October 3, 2019 When someone has a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, they may feel an unusual heartbeat. It can feel like their heart is racing. For some, it’s so mild they barely notice […]

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Neck and Back Pain in Women: Spinal Problems, Solutions, and Future Directions

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Corinna Zygourakis, MD Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery April 4, 2019 Expect this: 90% of us will get low back pain sometime in our lives. It can hurt so much that some people feel like they can’t get out of bed. But the good news is that it probably won’t last. Within 3 months […]

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Innovations in Hearing Loss

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Peter Santa Maria, MD PhD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery March 21, 2019 Which is worse—going blind, or deaf? Helen Keller, who endured both, had no doubt. “Blindness separates people from things. But deafness separates people from people,” she said, as quoted by Peter Santa Maria, MD PhD, a specialist […]

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Solving Medical Mysteries at the Stanford Center for Undiagnosed Diseases

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Jon Bernstein, MD PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Matthew Wheeler, MD PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine February 28, 2018 Every so often, you might wake up feeling sick one morning with a fever, aches, and pains. Is it a cold or flu? Often the symptoms fade and disappear before you see a […]

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Facial Paralysis and Restoring Movement

Donna Alvarado, Medical Editor

Presented by Jon-Paul Pepper, MD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) October 4, 2018 The human face has never been such a widespread icon of communication as it is now. Many digital media platforms rely on our facial photos to identify who we are and connect us with others. That’s why people […]

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Lymphedema: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, and the Promise of Research

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Presented by Stanley Rockson, MD Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine May 3, 2018 Having a painfully swollen arm or leg isn’t the first thing most people worry about when they get treated for cancer. But this aftermath of treatment can be life-altering for cancer survivors. The swelling is called lymphedema. It occurs when the […]

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