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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.

This presentation will report on the successful collaboration of MIND Institute staff and educators implementing evidence based social skills interventions in an inclusive high school program.

Kimberley Bell addressees the the issue of falls in the aging population and evidence-based strategies to reduce fall risk. Bell, a licensed physical therapist, has devoted her career to teaching best practices to physical therapists for assessment and treatment of patients with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and older adults with repeated unexplained falls.

Dr. Ryutaro Hirose, Professor of Clinical Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Associate Program Director, UCSF General Surgery Residency Program. Recorded on 11/06/2015.

Marion Peters, MD, Professor of Medicine Chief of Hepatology Research, UCSF Recorded on 11/06/2015.

Dr. Helene Langevin explains the importance of connective tissue in the body and its link to the immune system. She talks about recent findings on the effects of stretching on inflammation and fibrosis and the the relevance of these findings to chronic pain and cancer. Langevin is the director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Sanjay Reddy provides a brief introduction to acupuncture. He explores the "eastern" concepts of health and gives an overview of the applications of acupuncture to pain. He also looks at herbal supplements, exercise, mediation and other ways to help manage pain. Recorded on 03/03/2016.

Michael Conte, MD, Division of Vascular Surgery, UCSF Recorded on 04/16/2016.

Matthew Menard, MD, Harvard Medical School. Recorded on 04/16/2016.

David Armstrong, MD, DPM, University of Arizona. Recorded on 04/16/2016.
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