Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Learn the right balance of foods to maximize your health and energy level through an anti-inflammatory eating plan. Vicky Newman, MS, RD, will provide practical tips for controlling your weight, maintaining bone strength, and reducing the risk of common chronic diseases associated with aging. Learn about foods that support the body's immune and detoxification systems, how to maintain a healthy (and happy) gut, and balance your fats to support your health and well-being.
Current Trends in Organ Allocation in the United States - The Nathan Bass UCSF Liver Transplant Fall 2012
Ryotaro Hirose, MD explains current trends in organ allocation in the United States.
Since the 1970's, flammability standards have led to furniture, baby products, and building insulation being treated with flame retardant chemicals. Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute provides an overview examining how research from disciplines including fire science, biology, toxicology, epidemiology and public health can inform policy and reduce the unneeded use of toxic flame retardant chemicals.
Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, talks about how digital technology can reduce healthcare costs in this interview with Corby Kummer, Senior Editor of The Atlantic as part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego.
Jamie Alexandre of the Foundation for Learning Equality, UC San Diego political scientist Clark Gibson and Peggy Johnson of Qualcomm share their latest work in using technology to improve lives around the world in this talk with The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein. This program is part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego.
Vaccines are an important part of personal and public health. While vaccines for infants and young children are critical, immunizations also affect the health of adolescents and adults. Dr. Lisa Winston, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, explores many of the new vaccines recommended for adolescents and adults and the updated recommendations for older vaccines. She also address some of the common misconceptions about vaccines and vaccine safety. Dr. Lisa Winston, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, explores who should get what vaccines. She looks at vaccines for Measles and Mumps, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza, Varicella zoster (shingles) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Jacopo Annese, a neuroanatomist and director of the Brain Observatory at UC San Diego, takes a humanistic approach to studying brains by getting to know donors while they are living in order to understand posthumously how their brain structure affected their personalities, memories and health. Annese explains his research to The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein, as part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego.
Dr. Kathy Angkustsiri reviews promising new medications in the treatment of fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.