Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Four to five million people in the United States have some degree of dementia. Dr. William Seeley, Dr. Gil Rabinovici and Dr. Adam Boxer explore this very serious condition and the potential to stop or reverse it.
Pilot results of a parent-implemented communication and positive behavior support intervention targeting young boys with fragile X syndrome. With Andrea McDuffie, PhD, CCP-SLP, Wendy Machalicek, PHD, BCBA-D and Ashley Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP.
David Mechanic, Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University, details the trends in behavioral health over the last several decades and shows the continuing problems in providing appropriate access to care, continuity of services and evidence-based treatments, especially for persons with severe and persistent behavioral disorders. Emphasis focuses on the role of the non-specialty medical sector that now provides most medications, often without careful patent evaluation or adherence to evidence-based standards.
Ideas alone are good but not good enough - it takes collaboration to make things happen. That theme was heard throughout UC Global Health Day 2014, including in the morning plenary featuring Jonna Mazet, Executive Director of the One Health Institute and Andrew Hargadon of the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis. Drs. Mazet and Hargadon explored the discovery of penicillin, why this lifesaving antibiotic took so long to get to market, and what steps must be taken to advance the pace of global health innovation. UC Global Health Day was sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute. Recorded on 04/26/2014.
How to Measure Quality Care and Outcomes in Transplantation - UCSF Kidney Transplant Program Update in Transplantation 2014
A look at the metrics of quality care at transplants centers as well as best practices.