Stanford Health Library

2010 Archive

Robotic Surgery for Cancer Treatment

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Robotic systems were first used to remove prostate cancer, then adapted for kidney cancer and bladder cancer procedures, which are more complex because of the variation in surgical anatomy, size and shape of tumors. The benefits of robotic surgery for a patient include decreased blood loss, nerve sparing and shorter hospital stay. This talk will focus on the latest advances in robotic surgery for the treatment of these cancers.

Speaker: Mark Gonzalgo, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Oak Room, East
Tresidder Memorial Student Union
459 Lagunita Drive
Stanford University


Living Better with Arthritis

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This presentation by Kate Lorig, co-author of The Arthritis Helpbook, will explore the concept of self-management of chronic illness and how it can help relieve pain, maintain and increase mobility and allow you to do more of the things you want to do.

Speaker: Kate Lorig, RN, Dr.PH
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emerita
Stanford University School of Medicine

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Chronic Disease Self-Management

Presented by Aging Adult Services,
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

This 6 week group class, developed by Stanford University School of Medicine, helps participants live a healthier life by self-managing their chronic conditions.

Moderator: Candace Mindigo, RN, BSN
Aging Adults Services
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Mondays, February 1 through March 8, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Strong for Life

Presented by Aging Adult Services,
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Strong for Life is a strengthening exercise program designed by physical therapists for older adults to improve strength, balance, and overall health. Therabands (elastic resistive bands) are used to provide force for strengthening muscles. This program targets specific muscles that are important in every day movements such as getting out of a chair and walking.

Wednesdays, beginning February 3, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Understanding Atrial Fibrillation

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Atrial Fibrillation or AF, is the most common cardiac arrhythmia which affects over two million Americans. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. This talk will focus on this condition and the risks that accompany it, as well as the importance of diagnosing and treating it.

Speaker: Paul Wang, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Improve Your Cholesterol Without Drugs

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Explore the different ways and means of improving your cholesterol profile without using drugs. Namely: dieting, exercising, smoking cessation, stress reduction, and weight control. The session will be highly interactive.

Speaker: Yann A. Meunier, MD
Director, Stanford Health Promotion Network

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


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

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Changes in Medicare have created a plethora of questions for many people. This talk will address the most common questions and give a thorough explanation of the benefits and penalties involved.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Living Longer — Living Well
Adult Children and Their Parents Plan for the Future

Presented by Aging Adult Services,
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Discover some of the crucial aspects of maintaining health and wellness as we age. This presentation will cover proactive planning, medications, diagnostic tests and safety at home.

Speaker: Yusra Hussain, MD
Medical Director, Aging Adults Services
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are chronic diseases of the intestinal tract which are often grouped together as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) because of their similar symptoms. This talk will explore the background, proposed causes, and key features of both diseases. In addition, Dr. Shah will discuss goals for management, options for treatment and health maintenance.

Speaker: Shamita Shah, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine(Gastroenterology-Hepatology)
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, February 24
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Controversies in Screening for Women's Cancers

Recent changes announced for screening guidelines for breast and cervical cancers created a media firestorm that confused women and divided physicians and cancer groups. Physicians in the Breast and Gynecologic Oncology Programs that comprise the Stanford Women's Cancer Program have extensive expertise in the area of screening for women's cancer. These physicians will highlight the controversial issues and review the data upon which the recommendations were made.

Moderator: Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS
Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Women's Cancer
Program, Stanford Cancer Center

Robert W. Carlson, MD
Professor, Medicine-Oncology

Debra M. Ikeda, MD
Professor, Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology
Director, Stanford University Breast Imaging

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


Alzheimer’s and Communication: Connecting the Dots

Presented by Stanford Health Library

If you have a loved one in the middle or late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, you know how frustrating and difficult it can be to communicate. But it is not impossible to maintain a real relationship with your friend or family member, even as his or her Alzheimer's advances.

In more than sixteen years of work with Alzheimer's patients and their families, author Judith London has learned how to "connect the dots" of scattered information offered by people with Alzheimer’s so that loved ones can understand the depth of feeling still present in them.

Speaker: Judith L. London, PhD
A psychologist licensed in New York, London has been adjunct professor at New York University and she conducts seminars on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and maintaining brain health.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Nutrition and Cancer

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This talk will focus on the role of nutrition as it relates to cancer prevention. The large changes in breast, colon and prostate cancer incidence and food consumption over time allows great optimism for the possibilities of prevention. The “micro” evidence for causality will also be presented. Is it food? Is it specific micronutrients in these foods? Finally, with the evidence we have, the current "best diet" for cancer prevention will be described.

Speaker: John W. Farquhar, MD
Professor of Medicine & Health Research and Policy
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Celiac Disease

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Celiac disease (CD) is a genetically linked disease with an environmental trigger which can be set off by foods that contain gluten, eliciting an autoimmune response that causes damage to the small intestine. Celiac disease is a surprisingly common, though frequently undiagnosed disease. This talk will provide insight into Celiac Disease, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Speaker: Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD
Instructor, Medicine (Gastroenterology- Hepatology)
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Oak Room, East
Tresidder Memorial Student Union
459 Lagunita Drive
Stanford University


Hearing Loss and the Latest Advances in Hearing Aid Technology

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Gradual hearing loss that occurs as you age (presbycusis) is common. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 and close to onehalf of those older than 75 have some degree of hearing loss.

This talk will focus on the causes of hearing loss, and especially the condition of age related hearing loss and the newest technologies for dealing with it.

Speaker: Gerald R. Popelka, PhD
Professor and Chief of Audiology Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Health Care Reform Explained & Debated

Presented by Stanford Health Library

If you feel somewhat lost in all of the complex issues and technical jargon about health reform – you are not at all alone. This program was designed at Stanford School of Medicine and has been used to educate numerous academic departments and leadership groups seeking a greater understanding of the economic, social, and moral issues we face in re-engineering the US health care system. The lecture period will include a computerized response system that displays anonymous polls of the opinions of the audience. A lively discussion period will follow.

Speaker: Robert Jackler, MD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in Otorhinolaryngology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


The Aging Eye

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the United States in persons over age 65. This talk will focus on exciting new advances in treatment for this disease that have changed our understanding and approach to it as well as other conditions prevalent in the eye as we age.

Speaker: Mark Blumenkranz, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Oak Room, East
Tresidder Memorial Student Union
459 Lagunita Drive
Stanford University


Long-Term Care for You or Your Loved One

Presented by Stanford Health Library

As aging adults look to the future, the questions regarding Long-Term Care and the related costs abound. This talk will discuss the options of many plans, their costs and the role insurance can play.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


I Feel Faint
Fainting - Not to Be Taken Lightly

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Sudden fainting, also known as Syncope, can be a serious problem with many possible causes. We will discuss the commonness and the causes of this significant medical problem as well as the resources available for management.

Speaker: Bryant Lin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Finding Positions for Pain Free Sleep

Presented by Stanford Health Library

If you or your loved ones awaken with pain, there may be something that you can do to make for a better night’s sleep and a more comfortable waking. Adopting proper positions in bed can ameliorate common pain problems. This talk by a massage therapist with two decades of experience working with bedridden patients will demonstrate techniques for better sleep positioning, as well as teach simple touch techniques you can use with a loved one for comfort and relaxation.

Speaker:Lee Daniel Erman, PhD, NCTMB
Massage Therapist, Guest Services
Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Numb Fingers and Sore Arms: Why My Coffee Cup is Hard to Hold
Disorders of the Hand Other than Arthritis

Presented by Stanford Health Library

The complex structure of our hands is what allows us our unique dexterity, but it also contributes to the painful problems we encounter with them as well. Dr. Amy Ladd will discuss some of these conditions and their treatments.

Speaker: Amy Ladd, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hand Surgery) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology) and Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Yoga and Pain Relief

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, health psychologist at Stanford University and author of Yoga for Pain Relief, will discuss common misconceptions about chronic pain, the relationship between stress and pain, and how yoga and meditation can relieve physical and emotional suffering. Learn simple breathing and meditation practices for reducing stress and healing pain.

Speaker: Kelly McGonigal, PhD
Instructor, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Skincare 101: Beyond Soap and Water

Presented by Stanford Health Library

The media bombards us with products that claim to be able to deliver flawless skin. But what can we expect from all these products, and are they all the same? This talk will focus on cosmeceuticals, what they are, and how you can make use of them for the best results.

Speaker: Hayes Gladstone, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


How Is Your Memory?
Evaluating Memory in the Individual and Its Relationship to Alzheimer's Disease

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This program will address common concerns about Alzheimer's disease -- how to recognize it, what it does to the brain and memory -- as well as current research projects at Stanford and around the world that are developing ways to treat and prevent this disease. As part of his lecture format, Dr. Ashford demonstrates a Memory Screening game, MemTrax. This demonstration is anonymous and open to any adult who is concerned about memory loss. It involves a 5 minute slide show of pictures of common objects, some recurring. The participants are asked to indicate whether they have seen the object before. This gives a general idea of memory function. After the screening, Dr. Ashford and a staff member can review results and discuss concerns. Individuals with memory problems are encouraged to play the MemTrax game.

Speaker: Wes Ashford, MD, PhD
Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford/VA Aging Clinical Research Center

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


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

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Changes in Medicare have created a plethora of questions for many people. This talk will address the most common questions and give a thorough explanation of the benefits and penalties involved.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Understanding Atrial Fibrillation

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Atrial Fibrillation or AF, is the most common cardiac arrhythmia which affects over two million Americans. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. This talk will focus on this condition and the risks that accompany it, as well as the importance of diagnosing and treating it.

Speaker: Paul Wang, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Yoga and Pain Relief

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, health psychologist at Stanford University and author of Yoga for Pain Relief, will discuss common misconceptions about chronic pain, the relationship between stress and pain, and how yoga and meditation can relieve physical and emotional suffering. Learn simple breathing and meditation practices for reducing stress and healing pain.

Speaker: Kelly McGonigal, PhD
Instructor, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Long-Term Care for You or Your Loved One

Presented by Stanford Health Library

As aging adults look to the future, the questions regarding Long-Term Care and the related costs abound. This talk will discuss the options of many plans, their costs and the role insurance can play.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Strategies for Success for Adjusting to Vision Loss

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Current statistics for the State of California indicate that .4 million individuals have low vision, and this number is expected to steadily increase. Individuals who experience significant vision loss have very specific needs including low vision evaluations, rehabilitative support, psycho-social support and agencies for the blind and visually impaired that meet those needs.

This talk will address the current definitions of low vision and legal blindness, the statistics of those affected and the implication of these statistics. The speakers will also address services and agencies that are available to those with low vision and the impact these can have on maintaining independence and a high quality of life.

Speakers: Dawn Wilcox BSN, RN
Coordinator of the Health Library at Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired;

Alice McGrath
Community Relations Coordinator, Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Heading Off the Hurt

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Back pain affects most of us at some time or another, even when we’re following a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise. This talk will focus on the most common reasons for back pain and their relationship to disease, aging and improper exercise or training techniques.

Speaker: Stanford Primary Care
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Basic Health Screening

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Stanford Hospital and Clinics Primary Health Group will conduct a basic health screening at the Stanford Health Library. This screening will include blood pressure reading, BMI determination and a blood sugar check. It is recommended to come without having eaten, if possible. We will also have informational handouts available that discuss common diseases. Stanford Faculty Physicians will be administering most of the screening tests and will be available to answer general questions.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Keeping the Pressure Low

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, silently does its damage over the years since it is a condition that rarely produces symptoms. This talk will discuss the implications of living with high blood pressure, the medical treatments and lifestyle changes that can change the course of this disease.

Speaker: Nawal Atwan, MD,
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


No Sweets for the Sweet

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can lead to diabetes complications. 23.6 million children and adults in the United States — 7.8% of the population — have diabetes, and its complications include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease and blindness. This talk will discuss the two types of diabetes and the positive effects that lifestyle changes can have on the course of this disease and its successful management.

Speaker: Julieta Gabiola, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Stopping Colds Cold

Presented by Stanford Health Library

An upper respiratory infection (URI), also known as the common cold, is one of the most common illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and work than any other illness every year. However, as ordinary as the cold infection is, many of us aren’t sure if we’re sick with the flu, a cold or something else. This talk will focus on respiratory infectious diseases, the appropriateness of vaccinations, supplements, hygiene, antibiotics and everything else we ask our doctors for when we’re feeling rotten.

Speaker: Bryant Lin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Awareness in Action

Presented by Cancer Supportive Care Programs

An 8-week program where students work on strengthening major muscle groups and use mindfulness based stress-reduction.

Instructor: Patty McLucas

Eight Week Session
September 7 – October 26, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Caregiving, Caregivers and Cancer Conference

Presented by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (formerly Northern California Cancer Center)
Co-Sponsored by Stanford Cancer Center and Stanford Health Library

A practical, proactive and informative program about caregiving issues and resources for caregivers, patients, families, and health care professionals. Medical, psychosocial, family, cultural, nutrition, financial and legal issues will be addressed.

Keynote Speaker: Jane Brody, Author and Personal Health Columnist, The New York Times

September 11, 2010
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


Cancer Awareness Series: New Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Presented by Cancer Supportive Care, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Speakers: Joseph Presti, MD Professor of Medicine, Urology, Stanford University Medical Center; Sandy Srinivas, MD, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center; Harcharan Gill, M.B. Ch.B. (M.D.), Associate Professor of Medicine, Urology, Stanford University Medical Center.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


Understanding Fertility and Optimizing Your Success

The Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center invites couples and individuals seeking solutions to their fertility challenges, to a special afternoon of presentations and discussions with SFRMC faculty and staff.

Saturday, September 25, 2010
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University

Stanford nurses, researchers, and administrative personnel will also be on hand to answer your questions regarding related clinical research trials; planning your clinical experience; and insurance and financial matters.


Mother Earth and Mother Nature: An Introduction to Medical Ecology and Women’s Health

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

JoDean Nicolette, MD, President, California State Parks Mounted Assistance Unit; Faculty, Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program

Monday, September 27, 2010
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


Sex and Gender Differences in Human Health and Disease

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor(Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research
Center) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine

Monday, October 4, 2010

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and Prescription Benefits for Seniors

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Changes in Medicare have created a plethora of questions for many people. This talk will address the most common questions and give a thorough explanation of the benefits and penalties involved.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Stanford Health Library
G2-B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto


Cancer Awareness Series: New Insights in Breast Cancer Treatments and Survivorship

Presented by Cancer Supportive Care, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Speakers: Frederick Dirbas, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center and David Spiegel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stanford University Medical School

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


Athletically Focused Health Screening

Presented by the Athletic Health & Fitness Clinic, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

This health screening will measure the following things: blood pressure; glucose; body fat (calipers); waist to hip ratio; body mass index.

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Stanford Health Library
G2-B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto


Sex Disparities: Causes and Remedies

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

Faye J. Crosby, PhD, Professor of Psychology, UC Santa Cruz; Provost, Cowell College

Monday, October 11, 2010

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


The 20th Annual Jonathan J King Lecture

Presented by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Speaker: Pauline Chen, MD, Author of Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality

Monday, October 11, 2010
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC) Ballroom,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University


Current Treatment for Ankle Arthritis

Presented by Stanford Health Library

It is not widely known that arthritis can affect the ankle, but many people are affected by this chronic condition and its implications. While not life threatening, it can significantly limit one’s ability to participate in recreational activities, workplace activities and at times activities of daily living. This talk will provide an overview of ankle arthritis, our approach to treatment (including the scientific literature supporting these treatments), and some example cases of ankle replacements.

Speaker: Kenneth Hunt, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Nutrition and Supplements for Fitness and Health

Presented by the Athletic and Fitness Center, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

What’s the evidence behind taking supplements to improve fitness?

Speaker: Bryant Lin, MD, Clinical Asst. Professor of Medicine (Internal Medicine), Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Always Dynamic: Women Physicians Report on Lessons in Work-Life Balance

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

Charlea Massion, MD, and Colleagues, Family Physician Hospitalist, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz; Co-Director, McGann Women and Health Series/Course

Monday, October 18, 2010

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


Living Well with Chronic Conditions (A Stanford Self-Management Program)

Presented by Aging Adult Services, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Participants receive the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and relaxation CD Time for Healing. Learn how to self-manage your health in the 6-week class.

Mondays, October 18 - November 22, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Athletically Focused Health Screening

Presented by the Athletic Health & Fitness Clinic, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

This health screening will measure the following things: blood pressure; glucose; body fat (calipers); waist to hip ratio; body mass index.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Starting an Exercise Program — How Your Doctor Can Help!

Presented by the Athletic Health & Fitness Clinic, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

This talk will focus on fitness evaluations, heart screening, planning and monitoring your exercise.

Speakers: Nawal Atwan, MD, Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Internal Medicine), and Paul Wang, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


The Truth About Health Reform: A Good Start for Women

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD, MPH, Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis; Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health

Monday, October 25, 2010

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


Healing Ourselves/Healing Others: The Power of Writing

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

Sharon Bray, PhD, Author of When Words Heal; Writing Through Cancer.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Dr. Clever, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and founder of RENEW, provides a practical and prescriptive guide to taking care of your whole self. She includes tips, self-assessment guides, and a doctor’s best advice on how to deal with competing demands that sap your strength, deplete your energy, and can lead to illness and depression.

Speaker: Linda Hawes Clever, MD

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


Think Before You Pink: Breast Cancer, Corporations, and You

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

Barbara A. Brenner, J.D., Activist and Executive Director, Breast Cancer Action

Monday, November 8, 2010

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


Bariatric Surgery: One Treatment for Obesity

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can negatively effect the health of any number of systems in your body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing everything from heart disease and Type 2 diabetes to bone and joint disease. Obesity is a complex disease, with numerous causes, and no single answer to weight loss. This talk will focus on bariatric surgery for obesity at Stanford, and will include discussion of criteria for surgery, the surgical options, outcomes and the overall process of this life-changing surgery.

Speaker: John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto


What do we know about Preventing Breast Cancer and Other Top Cancer Killers in Women?

McGann Women and Health Series is offered by the Division of Family and Community Medicine and Co-sponsored by Women’s Health @ Stanford.

Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor(Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine

Monday, November 15, 2010

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge,
291 Campus Drive, Stanford University, Room 304/305


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and Prescription Benefits for Seniors

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Changes in Medicare have created a plethora of questions for many people. This talk will address the most common questions and give a thorough explanation of the benefits and penalties involved.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Stanford Health Library
G2-B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto


Don’t Scratch That — Rashes!

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Most of us have had them for one reason or another, and not known much about them. Rash is a general term that means an outbreak of bumps on the body that changes the way the skin looks and feels. Rash can refer to many different skin conditions, and this talk will review the most common rashes and the treatments for them.

Speaker: David Peng, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto



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