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Six in ten people with dementia will wander. Hear about the programs that are available to help bring them home safe. Linda Cho, executive director of Stellar care, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss the problem of wandering and how to create a home environment that facilitates safety and comfort.

Sugar-sweetened beverages are the single largest source of added sugar in the American diet and provide no nutritional value. UCSF now only sells zero-calorie beverages or non-sweetened drinks with nutritional value, such as milk and 100% juice in its onsite eateries, including cafeterias, vending machines and retail locations. Recorded on 12/10/2015.

Helping patients and their families while conducting research to better understand and treat the disease are the goals of UC San Diego's Huntington's program. Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom explains.

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.

"Basic mechanisms in the brain have universal applications and are the road to medical discovery," says Ralph Greenspan, PhD. Learn more as he joins William Mobley MD, PhD to discuss how his work creating dynamic maps of brain activity is shedding light not only on brain function but how we diagnosis and treat neurological diseases. Dr. Greenspan discusses his work with the national BRAIN Initiative, Cal-BRAIN, and discoveries in his lab at UC San Diego.

Deborah Adey, MD. Nephrologist, UCSF Recorded on 05/19/2017.

Clinical psychologist Erik Groessl talks about research showing the value of yoga in reducing pain, improving physical function and overcoming opioid addiction in military veterans, among other patients, in this conversation with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego.

Patients are frequently given the wrong antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, but it is not the physician who is at fault. The standard antibiotic test used worldwide is flawed since it is based on how well drugs kill bacteria on petri plates not how well they kill bacteria in the body. Mike Mahan describes an "in vivo" antibiotic test that mimics conditions in the body. Drugs that pass the standard test often fail to treat bacterial infections, whereas drugs identified by the test are very effective. Recorded on 07/24/2017.

A panel of experts in health policy and women's health programs discuss how maternal and child health care, family planning and reproductive health services may be affected by potential changes coming out of Washington both through the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and administrative actions. Recorded on 07/19/2017.

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Get the latest on risk, detection and treatment.
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