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Starting with a fascinating history of diving, Dr. Stephen Hoffman explores various causes, effects, and symptoms of diving accidents and complications. Recorded on 05/10/2017.

People who are homeless use the most expensive parts of the healthcare system. Dr. Margot Kushel looks at older homeless adults and how the healthcare system can better care for them. Living on the street contributes to premature aging; many homeless people in their 50s have physical and cognitive disabilities more commonly seen in people in their 70s or 80s.

Exposure to trauma including abuse, neglect, discrimination, and violence increases an individual's risk for serious health issues. Dr. Leigh Kimberg, Program Director for PRIME-US for students committed to working with urban undeserved communities, discusses the treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to effects of all types of trauma in patient care. Recorded on 12/05/2017.

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, talks about his experiences running the FDA for President Obama and how big data is being used in academic and commercial research in this keynote address for the 2018 Translational Science Symposium hosted by UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI). Recorded on 04/05/2018.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition promotes the bicycle for everyday transportation and advocates to transform San Francisco streets for better bike safety. Learn about the organization and its safe streets campaigns. Recorded on 03/14/2018.

Understand more about testing and monitoring to optimize performance, including measuring oxygen uptake and heart rate variability. Then see how exercise fits into a health lifestyle. Also find out about nitric oxide to improve performance, especially in endurance sports. Recorded on 03/14/2018.

Find out what UCSF is doing to assist those affected by limb loss to maximize their physical and functional mobility locally and around the globe. Recorded on 03/22/2018.
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