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2008 Archive

Parenting with a Chronic Illness

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This two-part workshop will address the special challenges parenting with a chronic illness can present. Topics to be covered include:

Speakers: Miriam Wolf is a licensed clinical social worker who holds master’s degrees in both social work and special education. She has more than twenty years of experience working with children and families.  Miriam has a ten year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son. In 2003 Miriam was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Laura Steuer received her master's degree in education from Stanford, and has taught elementary and middle school students in both private and public school. She has an eight-year-old-daughter. Laura has cystic fibrosis.

September 8 and 15 (Mon), 2008
Stanford Health Library
2-B Stanford Shopping Center


Recognition and Management of Chronic Medical Problems in Aging Adults

Presented by Stanford Health Library and SHC Aging Adult Services

The most common health problems of older adults are related to chronic disease. Older adults are living longer and experience mental and physical health issues that can cause them to lose their independence if not managed effectively. This talk will focus on ways to recognize these chronic conditions and solutions for effective management.
 
Speaker: Yusra Hussain, MD, Geriatrician, Medical Director, Aging Adult Services
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Stanford Health Library
2-B Stanford Shopping Center


Long-Term Care for You or Your Loved One

Presented by Stanford Health Library
What are the options?
What do they cost?
What role can insurance play?

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP counselor

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Stanford Health Library
2-B Stanford Shopping Center


Update on Fibromyalgia

Presented by Stanford Health Library
 
Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown cause characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. According to the CDC, the prevalence of fibromyalgia is about 2%, affecting an estimated 5 million adults in 2005. Dr. Mackey will discuss our current understanding of the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia.

Speaker: Sean Mackey, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Oak Room, East
Tresidder Student Union
459 Lagunita Dr.
Stanford University


Avoiding the Elephant on Your Chest –
How to Discuss Cardiac Risk with Your Doctor

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Dr. Euan Ashley explains how heart attacks happen, why apparently healthy people can suffer heart attacks, how to discuss your own risk with your doctor and, most important, what you can do about it.

Speaker: Euan Ashley, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Oak Room, East
Tresidder Student Union
459 Lagunita Dr.
Stanford University


Understanding Back Pain

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Most everyone has back pain at some time in their life; most of the
time, it goes away or we learn to live with it. This talk will examine
when to be worried about your pain and what is new in the medical and
surgical treatment of these conditions.

Speaker: Stephen Ryu, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Oak Room, East
Tresidder Student Union
459 Lagunita Dr.
Stanford University


Arthur Furst Lecture on Nutrition and Disease Prevention

Presented by Stanford Health Library

The Solution to the Omnivore's Dilemma

Many of us currently face the dilemma of being overwhelmed by choices of  “what to eat.” These choices, coupled with the often indecipherable barrage of health claims and health warnings, can leave us emotionally and mentally drained. Should we eat low-carb, low-fat, high-protein, omega-3 (flax or fish?), trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, glycemic index (or is it glycemic load?).  Christopher Gardner, a PhD nutrition scientist and associate professor of medicine from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, will offer solutions and insights to your dietary conundrums with an engaging blend of scientific and humorous perspectives.

Speaker: Christopher Gardner, PhD, Associate Professor
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 30, 2008
Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street (corner of Campus Drive)
Stanford University Campus


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Neck Pain: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Greater than 50% of people over the age of 40 experience significant neck pain, which affects their work. This talk will focus on the diagnosis of various neck problems and what the latest techniques and technologies are available to aid in this wide-spread problem.

Speaker: Ivan Cheng, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center


Living Longer, Living Well
Adult Children and Their Parents Plan for The Future

Presented by Stanford Health Library and Aging Adult Services at Stanford

This talk will address some of the crucial aspects of  maintaining health and wellness as we age. The talk will look at proactive planning, medications, tests and safety at home

Speaker: Yusra Hussain, MD, Geriatrician, Medical Director, Aging Adult Services
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Stanford Health Library
2-B Stanford Shopping Center


Prospects for Repairing Brains Injured by Cancer and Its Therapies

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Brains, spinal cords and nerves are frequently damaged in cancer patients, either by a direct effect of the disease or (more often) from treatment. We have been investigating the potential of repairing this damage via transplantation of embryonic stem cells.

Speaker: Lawrence Recht, MD, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
San Carlos Public Library
610 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs and the new Prescription Benefits for Seniors: How They Work, the Choices and the Penalties

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Just when you think you know where you stand with Medicare and your HMO, they throw a new prescription benefit into the mix and everything is confusing again! This talk will provide answers to your questions.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP counselor

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Stanford Health Library
2-B Stanford Shopping Center


Minimally Invasive Approaches to Cardiac Surgery

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This talk will review advances in cardiac surgical procedures including new therapeutic approaches to treat valvular disease, heart failure/ heart transplantation, and aortic disease. Discussion will include application of new minimally invasive techniques and potential for stem cell application to treat essential and complex cardiovascular conditions.

Speaker: Michael Fischbein, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
7:00 pm
San Carlos Public Library
610 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070


Targeted Therapies for Cancer: Promise and Reality

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Dr. Mitchell will discuss the concept of targeted and "personalized" therapies for cancer, which ones have been proven to work, and what the future holds. She will also discuss some of the difficulties that will have to be overcome to get new treatments into the clinic.

Speaker: Beverly Mitchell, MD, George E. Becker Professor in Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
San Carlos Public Library
610 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070


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