Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Is there a science of the soul? Does how we think about the brain define how we think about ourselves? Patricia Churchland, B. Phil., LLD (hon), Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy at UC San Diego, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD for a deeper look at the connections between neuroscience and philosophy.
What insights into Alzheimer's disease can cutting edge imaging techniques reveal? James Brewer, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how this unique wiindow into the brain can be used to study the progression of the disease as well as help test new therapies.
Choosing residential care for a loved one if often a difficult decision. Linda Cho, executive director of Stellar care, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to talk about the new models of residential care, family involvement, care with dignity and more.
Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, discusses how to optimize high risk infant developmental and behavioral outcomes through clinical care and research.
UCSF Global Oral Health Symposium - Sugar Industry Manipulation of Research: Implications for Oral Health
The UCSF School of Dentistry hosted the 5th Annual UCSF Global Oral Health Symposium, featuring presentations related to nutrition, sugar, and oral health worldwide. This presentation by Dr. Cristin Kearns, from the UCSF School of Medicine is one of a series of three presentations that address the science connecting the diet, nutrition, and oral health, as well as the challenges in setting guidelines and policy to reduce sugar consumption and improve nutrition worldwide. Recorded on 05.05.2015.
Dietary Intake and Disparities in Chronic Disease Risk: Examining the Problems and Accelerating Solutions with Cheryl Anderson -- Degrees of Health & Well-Being
The scientific evidence that good nutrition and physical activity are foundations of health and disease prevention is stronger than ever. Americans, however, are too often not living the way science says is best. UC San Diego School of Medicine associate professor Cheryl Anderson looks at diet-related disease prevention.
The California Summit for Transition Age Youth (TAY) Evaluation and Quality Improvement Summit brought together stakeholders (e.g., TAY, county representatives, providers) interested in learning about and sharing their experiences related to evaluation and quality improvement of TAY services. Recorded on 10/15/2015.
Hepatitis C Therapy: Remaining Challenges and Solutions - The Nathan Bass UCSF Liver Transplant Conference 2015
Norah Terrault, MD, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Director, Viral Hepatitis Center, UCSF. Recorded on 11/06/2015.
One threat to healthcare value is doing too much. Dr. R. Adams Dudley of UCSF discusses low value care in the form of unnecessary testing prior to cataract surgery. He says it occurs frequently, despite clear guidelines recommending against it. Then he looks at the value of telemedicine from commercial e-visit websites. He says There is substantial variation in performance among commercial e-visit sites which could affect you. Recorded on 02/09/2016.