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Solutions to the Omnivore's Dilemma

Christopher Gardner offers solutions and insights to your dietary conundrums with an engaging blend of scientific and humorous perspectives. (January 15, 2009)

55mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #1

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Know the Facts: Controversies in Screening for Women's Cancer

Recent changes announced for screening guidelines for breast and cervical cancers created a media firestorm that confused women and divided physicians and cancer groups. (April 29, 2010)

1hr 29mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #2

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Yoga for Pain Relief

Kelly McGonigal addresses the audience with the idea of using yoga to relieve commonly occurring pains. She gives simple techniques that can be used, as well as describing some of the physical and mental processes. (November 8, 2010)

1hr 11mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #3

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Breast Cancer: Risks and Prevention, Diagnoses and Treatments

What are the risk factors for breast cancer and what decisions will a woman need to make on the basis of an abnormal mammogram result or a diagnosis of breast cancer?

10 Sep 2007

Rank #4

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Sleeping Well As We Age

A common misperception is that we do not need as much sleep as we age, but Dr. Rachel Manber explains why the human body needs a good night sleep. She dives into sleeping misconceptions and discusses ways to have good sleeping habits. (May 5, 2011)

1hr 7mins

1 Jun 2011

Rank #5

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Hypertension in the 21st Century: High Blood Pressure and What We Know Now, and What We Need to Know

Glenn Chertow discusses diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, the most common cardiovascular disease with serious health implications. He focuses on new research and ongoing clinical studies. (May 12, 2011)

1hr 19mins

1 Jun 2011

Rank #6

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Understanding Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia which affects over two million Americans. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. (December 18, 2009)

1hr 17mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #7

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Jose Montoya addresses Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The disorder causes extreme fatigue that is unchanged by rest and interferes with one's daily life. (March 3, 2011)

1hr 13mins

27 May 2011

Rank #8

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Celiac Disease

Dr. Nielsen Fernandez Becker gives an overview of celiac disease and describes the process by which the disease harms the human body. She also describes the differences between a body pre-infection and post-infection. (August 20, 2010)

40mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #9

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The Big Picture Of Maintaining Health - Medications, Tests And Safety At Home

This lecture focuses on why more and more older adults want the big picture approach and want geriatricians, how to involve physicians in dialogues, discussing the goals of therapy, difficulties of diverse medications and reactions.

10 Sep 2007

Rank #10

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Familial Mood Disorders

This talk focuses on the current understanding of familial mood disorders and intervention strategies, as well as the relationship between familial mood disorders and reproductive dysfunction. (June 14, 2007)

3 Oct 2007

Rank #11

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Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs. This talk focuses on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for heart failure.

10 Sep 2007

Rank #12

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Balance Disorders

Balance problems can occur for a variety of reasons, which makes them incredibly difficult to diagnose and can deeply affect the quality of one's life. Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart and Dr. Gerald R. Popelka look at some of the causes. (March 17, 2011)

1hr

1 Jun 2011

Rank #13

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Latest Advances in Vision Correction Procedures

Laser vision correction surgery continues to be refined and developed, and this talk will focus on the state of the art in laser vision correction surgery including LASIK, PRK and phakic intraocular lenses. (March 10, 2011)

49mins

27 May 2011

Rank #14

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Don't Scratch That -- Rashes!

David Peng explores the dermatological issue of rashes. He discusses the many skin conditions where there is an outbreak of bumps on the body that changes how the skin looks and feels; the most common rashes; treatments for them. (November 18, 2010)

1hr 5mins

3 Feb 2011

Rank #15

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Lymphedema: New and Emerging Treatments

This talk focuses on the new and emerging treatments for lymphedema, the swelling that occurs when a blockage in the lymphatic system prevents the lymph fluid in the arm or leg from draining adequately. (July 16, 2009)

58mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #16

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Bariatric Surgery: One Treatment for Obesity

John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS discusses bariatric surgery for obesity at Stanford, including criteria for surgery, the surgical options, outcomes, and the overall process of this life-changing surgery. (November 11, 2010)

1hr

3 Feb 2011

Rank #17

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

The main feature of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an excessive thickening of the heart muscle (hypertrophy literally means to thicken). This talk focuses on the nature of the disorder and the emerging research and array of treatments Stanford doctors use.

10 Sep 2007

Rank #18

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Hand Arthritis: When Do I Need Surgery?

Amy Ladd discusses arthritis, tips for living with it and when it’s the right time to visit a hand surgeon. Beyond its painful and disfiguring aspects, arthritis can affect the use of the fingers and hands. (June 17, 2009)

52mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #19

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Living Better with Arthritis

This presentation by Kate Lorig explores the concept of self-management of chronic illness and how it can help relieve pain, maintain and increase mobility and allow you to do more of the things you want to do. (April 29, 2010)

1hr 9mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #20