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Learn more about the various states of the grieving process and how men and women grieve and heal differently. Natasha Josefowitz, PhD, bestselling author and professor of management will use poems from her award-winning book, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without (November 2013), to illustrate the emotional aftermath of loss and the changes that must take place in order for people to heal.

Can stem cells be a weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease? Larry Goldstein, PhD director the the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how stem cells work and what possibilities they may unlock.

By the age of 40, nearly all people with Down syndrome have the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease. Michael Rafii, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss why this occurs, the prevalence and progression of Alzheimer's disease, potential treatment models and current research affecting this predisposed population.

More than 2 million people die every year in the United States, almost always in the presence of life-sustaining medical technology. Sometimes the choices posed by medical technology make death the least worst alternative. Yet, choosing death, or letting go, is often a painful and contentious business. Bioethicist Dr. Stuart Youngner, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, explores some of the ways our society and others are coping with this unavoidable dilemma.

UCSF nutritionist Katie Ferraro explains a healthy person on 2,000 calorie diet per day should strive for 65 grams total fat, less than 20 grams saturated fat, zero grams trans fat and under 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol. Learn more about each type of fat and how to identify which is in what food. Recorded on 05/30/2014.

Robert H. Lustig MD. Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology; Director, Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program, University of California San Francisco ; Member, Institute for Health Policy Studies Recorded on 05/20/2014.

Suzanne Phelan, PhD. Associate Professor, Kinesiology Department Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Recorded on 05/20/2014.

In his talk, George Liu, MD, discusses community-associated MRSA infections (CA-MRSA) and the impact on public health.
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