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Gerd Gigerenzer discusses how the people within the health care system should work together to receive the outcomes they desire.

Gerd Gigerenzer defines what heuristics are and how they develop the way a person thinks. Gigernezer, currently a distinguished fellow at SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin. - See more at:

In 2050, the United States will be home to more than 80 million adults over 65, and San Diego County alone will see a 130 percent increase in this age group between 2000 and 2030. Combined with enormous technological advancements that have the potential to transform the way we understand aging, the future of growing older may not be what we anticipate today. To adapt to and support this evolution, we must rethink how we craft our public spaces, homes, transit systems, and mindsets about aging. Laurence Weinstein, Shared Solutions America founder, retired AARP National Events Housing Consultant and 40+ year architectural design/build professional shares ways to address these urgent needs.

As part of the UC Global Health Day 2015, four leading public health researchers offer ideas on how to help undocumented immigrants at the state level, in light of stalled immigration reform in Washington. Speakers include Claire Brindis of UC San Francisco, Michael Rodriguez and Steven Wallace of UCLA, and Reshma Shamasunder of the California Immigrant Policy Center.

Sudden cardiac death is not the same thing as a heart attack. Heart attacks usually cause chest pain and only sometimes cause sudden death. UCSF's Dr. Bryan Lee discusses what can be done to recognize the person at risk for sudden cardiac death and what newer treatments are available. Recorded on 06/10/2015.

Sandy Feng, MD, Chris Freise, MD and Allison Webber, MD discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with new kidney allocation. Recorded on 04/10/2015.

From new ways to stimulate the brain, to new strategies to monitor and communicate with individuals with psychosis, UC Davis neuroscientists are leaders in understanding the brain and developing new treatments for mental-health disorders. Dr. Cameron Carter, Director of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and UC Davis Imaging Research Center explores the development of novel, effective, deliverable therapies and early interventions. Recorded on 08/17/2015.

Peter V. Lee, the executive director of Covered California gives an overview of the health insirance exchange. The Affordable Care Act has dramatically changed the health insurance landscape in California with the expansion of Medicaid, Covered California and new protections for all Californians. Lee talks about the success and challenges of administering the self-funded Insurance program in California providing issuance option of millions of uninsured Californians and low income families. More than 1.3 million Californians chose health insurance through Covered California during its historic first open-enrollment period, for coverage in 2014. Recorded on 09.11.2015.
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