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2011 Archive

Awareness Through Action: Strengthen Your Body, Relax Your Mind

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
Tuesdays, January 11 – March 1, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Contributions of Surgery to Breast Cancer Survivorship

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Treatment for breast cancer includes many modalities, and this talk will focus on the appropriate use of surgery as a treatment and its outcomes.

Speaker: Irene Wapnir, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

January 13, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Cancer Clinical Studies

Presented by Stanford Health Library and Stanford Clinical Trials Office

Cancer clinical studies are designed to answer questions about new ways to prevent, detect , diagnosis and treat the disease as well as improve quality of life for cancer patients. Cancer patients, family members, caregivers and the community are invited to learn about the basics of clinical studies. This program will include useful information about why clinical studies are important in medicine, how patients are protected, and things to consider when deciding to join a study. Non-Stanford patients welcome.

January 26, 2011
Redwood City Public Library


Parenting with a Chronic Illness

Presented by Stanford Health Library

This two-part workshop is a reprise of the popular workshop on managing parenting when you struggle with your own chronic illness. Topics include:

Speaker: Laura Steuer, M.A., workshop facilitator, received her master's degree in education from Stanford, and has been an educator for 18 years. She worked with children as a classroom teacher, a school performer, and a museum docent. She has also been trained as a peer counselor. She lives on the Peninsula with husband and their 10-year-old daughter. Laura has cystic fibrosis.

February 3 and 10, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue that is unchanged with rest and which interferes with one's ability to attend to daily activities. It is often accompanied with an array of symptoms that can include muscle pain, memory problems, headaches, pain in multiple joints, sleep problems, sore throat and tender lymph nodes. Since other illnesses can cause similar symptoms, CFS is hard to diagnose. Dr. Montoya will discuss CFS and current research regarding diagnosis and treatment and the possible CFS-infection connection.

Speaker:
Jose Montoya, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Stanford University Medical Center

March 3, 2011
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Latest Advances in Vision Correction Procedures

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Laser vision correction surgery continues to be refined and developed, and this talk will focus on the state of the art in laser vision correction surgery including LASIK, PRK and phakic intraocular lenses.

Speaker:
Edward E. Manche, MD
Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University School of Medicine

March 10, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Balance Disorders

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Balance problems can occur for a wide variety of reasons, and are not limited to the vestibular or central nervous systems. Sometimes there are overlapping problems that are not easily diagnosed without professionals from several disciplines working together. Stanford's newly created Balance Center has been designed to address the complexities of balance disorders. This talk will feature clinicians and researchers discussing this new concept in diagnosis and treatment.

Speakers:
Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology
Stanford University Medical Center

Gerald R. Popelka, PhD
Professor, Otolaryngology
Stanford University Medical Center

March 17, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Adult Foot Disorders

Presented by Stanford Health Library

As we age our feet change and present us with problems we’ve never had before. This talk will focus on the changes in our feet as we age, and the common problems and treatments for these ailments.

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

March 23, 2011
Redwood City Public Library


Long Term Care

Presented by Stanford Health Library

 The time when we need long term care can be as long as a third of our life. This care is neither medical nor independent living and not everyone will require it. It is defined as a time when we need help with the activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, feeding and others). The definition comes from the government and is tightly defined since it determines when insurance or other resources pay for services and when they don’t. It is important for us to understand our options for providing for this kind of care, whether from insurance, savings, family arrangements, moving to a facility or from the state through Medi-cal. We will cover these issues and answer questions. Nothing is being sold or recommended.

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor
Santa Clara County

March 24, 2011
Stanford Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center


Cancer Awareness Series
New Successes In Colorectal Cancer Treatments and Outcomes

Presented by the Cancer Supportive Care Program and Stanford Health Library

This second in a series of talks on cancer, focusing on the latest research in diagnosis, treatments and outcomes, will feature a team of Stanford physicians talking about the various aspects of colorectal cancer and new and emerging information about this disease.

March 24, 2011
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Life after Salt

Presented by Stanford Health Library

When the diagnosis means reducing or eliminating sodium from your diet, it can feel like a life sentence of tasteless meals. Meet Sodium Girl, AKA Jessica Goldman. Faced with kidney failure and a handful of other medical complications, she is determined to do what she can to stay healthy and strong - which means keeping a strict low sodium diet. But as a voracious foodie and all-around stubborn twenty-something, she is equally resolute to keep the flavor and thrill in her life. Seven years later, she enjoys a limitless low sodium existence and is determined to help others do the same.

This talk will focus on how to approach the task of reinventing recipes to the low/no sodium level and living to enjoy every meal.

Jessica Goldman is a food and health writer based in San Francisco. She graduated from Stanford University in 2005 and has been a regular patient of Stanford Hospital and its amazing medical team since 2004. She writes about low sodium cooking for local and national publications, and shares her adventures, mishaps, and low sodium successes on the blog www.sodiumgirl.com. She will release a cookbook next fall with Wiley Publishing.

April 7, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Allergies: What You Need to Know

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Spring is in the air and for allergy sufferers, it can be a challenging time. Allergies affect one out of five people in the United States, and many of us have allergies that go beyond the spring hay fever that prompts the pollen counts in the news at this time of year. This talk will discuss what allergies are and aren't, and how they're diagnosed and treated.

Speaker:
Sean McGhee, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – Immunology and Allergy
Stanford University Medical Center

April 21, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Medicare, Medicgaps, HMOs and the New 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 provide a thorough explanation of the benefits and penalties involved.

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

April 28, 2011
Stanford Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center


Cancer Clinical Studies: What You Should Know

Presented by Stanford Health Library and Stanford Clinical Trials Office

Cancer clinical studies are designed to answer questions about new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat the disease as well as improve quality of life for cancer patients. Cancer patients, family members, caregivers and the community are invited to learn about the basics of clinical studies. This program will include useful information about why clinical studies are important in medicine, how patients are protected, and things to consider when deciding to join a study. Non-Stanford patients welcome.

Speaker:
George Fisher, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine - Oncology
Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Stanford University Medical Center

April 28, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Sleeping Well as We Age

Presented by Stanford Health Library

A common misperception is that we do not need as much sleep as we age – but it turns out that we need a good night's sleep throughout our lifespan. This talk will focus on the mechanism of sleep, addressing misconceptions about sleep and the practical things we can do to promote healthy sleep habits as we age. Sleep on!

Speaker:
Rachel Manber, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University Medical Center

May 5, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Hypertension in the 21st Century: High Blood Pressure and What We Know Now, and What We Need to Know

Presented by Stanford Health Library

High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease with serious health implications. While it is a condition that usually has no symptoms, undiagnosed it can cause serious damage to arteries and the heart, brain, and kidneys, and it is the leading cause of stroke. This talk will focus on diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and the speaker will discuss new research and clinical studies that are ongoing, and which will have important outcomes for our knowledge and treatment of high blood pressure.

Speaker:
Glenn Chertow, MD
Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Stanford University Medical Center

May 12, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


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

May 19, 2011
Stanford Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto


Migraine Headaches

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Migraine is an intense and often debilitating type of headache which affects nearly 24 million Americans every year. This talk will focus on the causes of migraine and how it is diagnosed and differentiated from other kinds of headache, as well current treatments for this condition.

Speaker:
Meredith Barad, MD
Clinical Instructor, Pain Management, Neurology
Stanford University Medical Center

May 2, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Updates on Melanoma

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer , develops in melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin, the substance that provides pigment to your skin and eyes. Melanoma can occur in any part of the body that contains melanocytes. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, however, it is much more dangerous and causes the majority (75%) of deaths related to skin cancer. This talk will discuss the diagnosis as well as new and emerging research on the treatment of melanoma.

Speaker:
Kevin Wang, MD, PhD
Instructor, Dermatology
Stanford University Medical Center

June 16, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Life after Salt

Presented by Stanford Health Library

When the diagnosis means reducing or eliminating sodium from your diet, it can feel like a life sentence of tasteless meals. Meet Sodium Girl, AKA Jessica Goldman. Faced with kidney failure and a handful of other medical complications, she is determined to do what she can to stay healthy and strong - which means keeping a strict low sodium diet. But as a voracious foodie and all-around stubborn twenty-something, she is equally resolute to keep the flavor and thrill in her life. Seven years later, she enjoys a limitless low sodium existence and is determined to help others do the same.

This talk will focus on how to approach the task of reinventing recipes to the low/no sodium level and living to enjoy every meal.

Jessica Goldman is a food and health writer based in San Francisco. She graduated from Stanford University in 2005 and has been a regular patient of Stanford Hospital and its amazing medical team since 2004. She writes about low sodium cooking for local and national publications, and shares her adventures, mishaps, and low sodium successes on the blog www.sodiumgirl.com. She will release a cookbook next fall with Wiley Publishing.

June 22, 2011
Redwood City Public Library


Hypertension in the 21st Century: High Blood Pressure and What We Know Now, and What We Need to Know

Presented by Stanford Health Library

High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease with serious health implications. While it is a condition that usually has no symptoms, undiagnosed it can cause serious damage to arteries and the heart, brain, and kidneys, and it is the leading cause of stroke. This talk will focus on diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and the speaker will discuss new research and clinical studies that are ongoing, and which will have important outcomes for our knowledge and treatment of high blood pressure.

Speaker:
Glenn Chertow, MD
Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Stanford University Medical Center

June 29, 2011
Redwood City Public Library


Living Well with Chronic Conditions

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: Peggy Simon
Aging Adults Services
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Mondays, July 11 through August 15, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Education Conference

Presented by the Caring For Carcinoid Foundation and Stanford Cancer Institute

Learn more about the latest developments in research and clinical care for patients with neuroendocrine cancers. Attendees will be able to interact with distinguished medical professionals and fellow patients through formally moderated panels as well as during meals and poster sessions.

To learn more about this free event, please visit www.caringforcarcinoid.org or call 617-948-2514.

September 10, 2011
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Living Well with a Diagnosis of Heart Failure

Presented by Stanford Health Library

While the term “heart failure” sounds like a sudden and catastrophic event, it is actually a condition of gradual worsening of the heart’s capacity to pump blood, and as such presents with a variety of symptoms. This talk will focus on the causes of heart failure, its treatments, and the ways in which lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on this condition.

Speaker:
Dipanjan Banerjee, MD
Clinical Instructor, Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

September 14, 2011
Redwood City Public Library


Nutrition and Cancer: Some Myths and Legends

Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program and Stanford Health Library

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the search is on for information. People look to something they can control, like food. There are often many misconceptions out there regarding food which can be confusing. This talk will focus on some of these "questionable" foods/nutrients and help you understand the real story.

Speaker:
Erika Connor, RD, CSO, Dietitian
Cancer Supportive Care Program
Stanford Cancer Institute

September 22, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Long Term Care Insurance

Presented by HICAP (Santa Clara County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and Stanford Health Library

The time when we need Long Term Care can be as long as a third of our life. This care is neither medical nor independent living and not everyone will require it. It is defined as a time when we need help with the Activities of Daily Living (bathing, dressing, feeding and others). The definition comes from the Department of Aging in DC and is tightly defined since it determines when insurance or other resources pay and when they don't. It is important for us to understand our options for providing for this kind of care whether from insurance, savings, family arrangements, moving to a facility or from the State through Medi-Cal. We will cover these issues and answer questions. Nothing is being sold or referred.

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

September 29, 2011
Stanford Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center


21st Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship

Presented by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Hope, Emotions, and the Provision of Palliative Care
Dr. Feudtner both provides care to children with complex chronic conditions and investigates ways to improve the quality of life for these children and their families. In 2008, he assumed the responsibilities of director of the new Department of Medical Ethics at Children's Hospital and holds the Steven D. Handler Endowed Chair of Medical Ethics.

Speaker:
Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Physician, Director of Research for the Pediatric Advanced Care Team and the Integrated Care Service, and Co-Scientific Director of PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

October 5, 2011
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital


Chronic Pancreatitis

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve—it can get worse over time and lead to permanent damage. Though not a common ailment, it is one that can be difficult to cope with day to day. This talk will discuss the causes, the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis and the strategies for managing this condition for healthier outcomes.

Speaker:
Walter Park, MD
Instructor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Stanford University Medical Center

October 13, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Minimally Invasive Aesthetic and Functional Jaw Surgery — State of the Art

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Traditionally patients with an imbalanced facial appearance, dental and orthodontic problems, sleep and breathing disturbances, need to undergo orthodontic treatment and orthognathic “jaw” surgery. It has recently been shown that facial growth can be stimulated and orthodontic treatment be accelerated by minimally invasive procedures possibly avoiding the need for jaw surgery. In this talk the current state of the art of jaw surgery and minimally invasive procedures will be reviewed.

Speaker:
Sabine Girod, MD, DDS, PhD
Chief, Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology; Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery Adult Clinic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Associate Professor — Med Center Line, Surgery Plastic/Recon Surgery; Associate Professor – Med Center Line, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
Stanford University Medical Center

October 20, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Medicare Changes for 2012

Presented by HICAP (Santa Clara County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and Stanford Health Library

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

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

October 27, 2011
Stanford Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto


Living Better with COPD

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a progressive lung disease that affects millions of Americans every year. Although there is no cure for COPD, what was once deemed to be a disease with a hopeless prognosis is now known to be very treatable. Early diagnosis and treatment can enable people with COPD to take charge of their breathing and regain control of their lives. This talk will discuss the various aspects of COPD, its treatment, and treatment goals for living better.

Speaker:
Daya Upadhyay, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

November 3, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Understanding Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Each year, nearly three quarters of a million people die from liver cancer. Liver cancer is one of the most fatal cancers, with a five-year survival rate under 15%. However, the majority of cases of liver cancer are preventable. Long-term (chronic) infection with the hepatitis B virus is the leading cause of liver cancer. Nearly 1 in 10 Asians has chronic hepatitis B infection, but most are unaware of their infection because they have no symptoms, placing them at high risk for liver cancer. Learn about how to screen for hepatitis B and how to prevent it. Help put an end to liver cancer.

Speaker:
Stephanie Chao, MD
Department of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

November 5, 2011
Clark Center Auditorium (in the basement)
318 Campus Drive
Stanford


Medicare Changes for 2012

Presented by HICAP (Santa Clara County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and Stanford Health Library

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

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

November 10, 2011

Stanford Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center

December 1, 2011
Stanford Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center



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