Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Students, administrators and academic researchers demonstrate the value of learning music in school as they show improvements in English and Math test scores, class attendance rates, cognitive development, self-esteem and the ability to work with others. Featured are Francisco Escobedo, the superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District; UC San Diego cognitive scientists Terry Jernigan and John Iversen; and young musicians participating in the Community Opus Project, an in-school and after school music program led by Dalouge Smith, the president and CEO of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.
Finding Effective Treatments and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease: The Time is Now - Research on Aging
From neuropathology to molecular target to clinical treatments, where are we on the road to finding an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease? Howard Feldman, MD, FRCP(C), a neurologist noted for his original research in geriatric cognitive disorders and expertise in large-scale clinical trials, walks through the latest research and shares some tips on brain health.
Review of What’s Hot and What’s New in Transplantation - UCSF Kidney Transplant Program Update in Transplantation 2016
Sandy Feng, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program, Division of Transplantation, and Sindhu Chandran, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Transplantation, UCSF. Recorded on 06/03/2016.
An X-ray for a broken bone may have been your introduction to the world of radiology but did you know it is one of the most cutting-edge fields in medicine? From CT scans to ultrasounds, radiologists are studying the body in new ways to quickly diagnose and treat a myriad of conditions. Alexander Norbash, MD, MS, Professor and Chair of Radiology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine joins host David Granet, MD to discuss the changing role of the radiologist and how innovative techniques can impact your health.
CARTA: Implications of Anthropogeny for Medicine and Health - Charles Nunn: Shining Evolutionary Light on Human Sleep and Health
Charles Nunn (Duke Univ) identifies selective pressures in this talk that may play a role in favoring shorter sleep in humans, and considers the consequences of these evolutionary changes for understanding human sleep disorders, health across the lifespan, and health disparities. Recorded on 10/14/2016.
Control Over Eating: What’s New? - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food & Addiction: Environment, Policy, and Individual Factors
Keri Boutelle focuses on trying to change eating behavior by translating methods and knowledge from basic behavioral sciences. She explores the cognitive processes and neurobiological processes that will assist people who are overweight in eating less in today's environment. Recorded on 10/27/2016.
Institutional Interventions: Living On The Border Between Science and Policy Advocacy - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food & Addiction: Environment, Policy, and Individual Factors
An internationally recognized expert in health communication science, Dr. Dean Schillinger focuses on literacy, health communication, and chronic disease prevention and management. Recorded on 10/27/2016.
MIT's Mark Bear presents a fascinating account of how understanding neural plasticity, or the ability to modify the function of neurons, led to a novel treatment for visual impairment in Amblyopia, and may reveal pathways to treat other neurological conditions. Recorded on 12/02/2016.
Eric Siemers, MD, Distinguished Medical Fellow at Eli Lilly and Company joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss clinical trails for Alzheimer's disease. He explains the trial design, results, and future implications of the EXPEDITION3 trial for people with with mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about potential treatments in the clinical trials pipeline that may impact both the symptoms and pathologies of Alzheimer's disease.
David Lansky, President and CEO Pacific Business Group on Health
Even substances that seem harmless can be extremely dangerous if ingested in large quantities by children. Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, help you know what to keep out of reach of children. Recorded on 03/08/2017.