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11 million US children and teens live with a chronic condition. Dr. Brittany Blockman looks at ways to improve their health and quality of life through an integrative approach to health. She describes the pilot program Communitas that examines these issues. Recorded on 06/16/2016.

Baby boomers are entering older adulthood and emerging technologies have the potential to fundamentally change their aging experience. Alongside that potential are uncertainties: How will older adults embrace new technologies meant to help them age in place and stay connected to their communities? How will their voices be involved in the development of these tools to ensure new products give them what they want and need? Join The San Diego Foundation and Aging 2.0 co-founder Katy Fike, PhD to learn how businesses are working together with community members to innovate an age-friendly San Diego that isn't just smarter, but more inclusive and equitable for all San Diegans. Discover how new products are enhancing mobility, transport, home safety, and health services, and how we can uphold unprecedented access to leading innovations for the next generation of inventive older adults.

The popular over-the-counter medication, acetaminophen, is generally used to reduce fever and pain. However, a growing body of research suggests that the drug has broader psychological effects. Experimental social psychologist Kyle Ratner discusses his research examining the effects of acetaminophen on social group biases in person perception. Recorded on 07/07/2016.

This overview of LGBT health looks at: LGBTQ disparities, Family Acceptance Project;, and Health Challenges for Trans Women in International Settings. Recorded on 10/12/2016.

Mark S. Gold, MD is a world renowned expert on addiction-related diseases and has worked to develop models for understanding the effects food on the brain and behavior. Recorded on 10/27/2016.

Jennifer Price, MD. Assistant Clinical Professor Transplant Hepatologist, UCSF. Norah Terrault, MD. Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Director of Viral Hepatitis Center, UCSF. Recorded on 11/04/2016.
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