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 who experience facial paralysis may feel the impact more than ever. A smile can be crucial to conversations. A frown or a drooping eyelid may convey a different emotional message than what a person with facial paralysis actually feels.
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 body’s lymph fluid can’t drain normally through the lymph nodes because of the cancer treatment. There are other causes, too. Stanley G. Rockson, MD, has spent 25 years working to alert patients – and their doctors – to recognize this condition before it becomes severe.
Presented by Lucas B. Kipp, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Science
March 8, 2018
Multiple sclerosis no longer has to be an inevitable slide into a crippled state. For people getting diagnosed and treated early, newer drugs have dramatically reduced the risk of declining into disability.
But challenges remain for people who didn’t get help soon enough to preserve their abilities. No drugs are available yet to roll back the disability they’ve already developed. Researchers are pursuing solutions with urgency.
Presented by David Miklos, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
and Bonnie Willdorf
Author, Dancing with Cancer: Maladies and Miracles in Stem Cell Transplantation
February 7, 2018
A bone marrow transplant can save the lives of people diagnosed with cancer. But there’s a challenge that comes with it.
People may have to live with medical complications of the transplant ranging from mildly uncomfortable to severe or even life-threatening.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Unfolding Story of Scientific Discoveries and Future Targeted Treatments
Presented by Jose Montoya, MD
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
January 18, 2018
Five years ago, a young woman who had everything in life—flourishing career, happy marriage, and a taste for adventure—started to crash.
It began after one of her routine long hikes. First, she noticed skin bumps on her forehead. Within a few weeks, she was unable to walk even a few blocks without getting exhausted.
Presented by Neha Shah, MD
Clinical Instructor, Medicine-Immunology & Rheumatology
November 9, 2017
Integrative rheumatology is a field that brings together the principles of integrative medicine with rheumatology to help people with arthritis and other rheumatic and autoimmune illness.
Integrative medicine looks at the “whole” patient—body, mind, and spirit—to use therapies appropriate to each individual person. Some of the most important components are diet, nutrition and botanicals.
Presented by Matthew Mell, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Vascular Clinic and Lab
Division of Vascular Surgery
October 26, 2017
The first tip-off that something is wrong comes after walking 2 or 3 blocks. Cramps hit your lower legs. Once you stop walking, in a few minutes the cramps fade, then stop.