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Despite exciting advances in our awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there has been relatively little progress in prevention of this form of neurodevelopmental disorder, or in the development of evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for people with ASD and their families. In addition, most of what is known about the epidemiology, genetics, clinical manifestation and course, treatment, and nearly every other aspect of autism is based on research in high income countries, where fewer than 10% of births occur and less than 20% of the population lives globally. Maureen Durkin, director of the Graduate Program in Population Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, reviews some of the recent developments in the epidemiology of ASD and describe opportunities to expand the horizons of ASD epidemiolog.

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.

Candy Tsourounis, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy UCSF, looks at herbal remedies, dietary supplements and weight loss medications. Recorded on 07/03/2014.

Elizabeth Bromley, MD, PhD, reviews recent data on burnout, depression and suicide in physicians, with particular emphasis on the work-related factors that appear to contribute to physician distress.

The lens is a remarkable structure that plays a critical role in the optical system of the human eye. Dr. Cynthia S. Chiu presents an overview of the lens, including embryologic development, biochemistry, and physiology, providing the foundation to a discussion about diseases of the lens, including presbyopia (age-related loss of lens accommodation) and pediatric- and adult-onset cataract. Cataract surgery has evolved over centuries and new procedures aim to perfect the optical system of the eye in addition to cataract removal. Surgical videos and information on the latest intraocular lens implants, as well as considerations for simultaneous correction of myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism (irregular corneal shape), are featured. Recorded on 10/28/2014.
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