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2012 Archive

The Sacred Art of Listening
part of the series Sacred Conversations as We Age

Presented by the Stanford Spiritual Care Program

Maintaining our quality of life as we age means expanding our spiritual and emotional horizons even as we optimize our physical health. The staff chaplains of Stanford Hospital and Clinics will share their learning and reflections, teach nurturing life practices and facilitate conversations filled with meaning.

Speaker: Reverend John Harrison

January 17, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


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

Presented by Stanford Aging Adult Services

Living Well with Chronic Conditions was developed by the Stanford School of Medicine Patient Education Program and is a workshop that people with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are nonhealth professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
Participants will learn how to manage their health including:

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition, and a relaxation CD, Time for Healing.

January 19 - February 23, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Solutions to the Omnivore's Dilemma – Alternate Motivations and Strategies for Choosing to Eat Well
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series

Many of us currently face the dilemma of being overwhelmed by choices of “what to eat.” These choices, coupled with the barrage of health claims and warnings, can leave us emotionally and mentally drained. Christopher Gardner, Ph.D., will offer solutions and insights to your dietary conundrums with an engaging blend of scientific and humorous perspectives.

Speaker: Christopher Gardner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center

January 19, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Understanding Medical Terminology
part of the series My Health Toolkit: Research 101

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

As patients are asked to become more responsible for understanding their own health and healthcare challenges, the need to be able to find reliable, scientifically based health information becomes more important than ever. These programs are intended to introduce the attendees to the basics of good research techniques and familiarize them with the high quality resources available online and from the Stanford Hospital Health Library.

Speakers: Patricia Muller, R. Ph and Charolette Ybarra, CBCS, CHI

January 21, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center


Spirituality and Aging, Grief and Loss
part of the series Sacred Conversations as We Age

Presented by the Stanford Spiritual Care Program

Maintaining our quality of life as we age means expanding our spiritual and emotional horizons even as we optimize our physical health. The staff chaplains of Stanford Hospital and Clinics will share their learning and reflections, teach nurturing life practices and facilitate conversations filled with meaning.

Speaker: Reverend Susan Scott

January 24, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Stanford’s Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Stanford School of Medicine has committed to an initiative to cure hearing loss. Rapid advances in the bioscience and technology of hearing (many of which originated at Stanford) make it realistic to envision a cure within a foreseeable time horizon. This talk will focus on these advances and the multidisciplinary research effort to bring a biological cure for major forms of hearing loss, as well as review today’s state-of-the art medical treatments and emerging technologies to improve the lives of those with hearing impairments.

Speaker: Robert Jackler, MD,
Sewall Professor and Chair, Department
of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery,
Stanford University Medical Center

January 26, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Ethical Wills: Passing on the Legacy of Your Values
part of the series Sacred Conversations as We Age

Presented by the Stanford Spiritual Care Program

Maintaining our quality of life as we age means expanding our spiritual and emotional horizons even as we optimize our physical health. The staff chaplains of Stanford Hospital and Clinics will share their learning and reflections, teach nurturing life practices and facilitate conversations filled with meaning.

Speaker: Rabbi Lori Klein

January 31, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Thyroid Diseases

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

The thyroid gland is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. The thyroid helps set your metabolism – how your body gets energy from the foods you eat. Millions of people in the U.S. have thyroid diseases. If you have a thyroid disease, your body uses energy more slowly or quickly than it should. This talk will focus on the range of thyroid disorders and their treatment.

Speaker: Haruko Akatsu, MD,
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine –
Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism,
Stanford University Medical Center

February 2, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Shehechianu: Living in the Moment
part of the series Sacred Conversations as We Age

Presented by the Stanford Spiritual Care Program

Maintaining our quality of life as we age means expanding our spiritual and emotional horizons even as we optimize our physical health. The staff chaplains of Stanford Hospital and Clinics will share their learning and reflections, teach nurturing life practices and facilitate conversations filled with meaning.

Speaker: Rabbi Lori Klein

February 7, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Forgiveness and Repairing Relationships
part of the series Sacred Conversations as We Age

Presented by the Stanford Spiritual Care Program

Maintaining our quality of life as we age means expanding our spiritual and emotional horizons even as we optimize our physical health. The staff chaplains of Stanford Hospital and Clinics will share their learning and reflections, teach nurturing life practices and facilitate conversations filled with meaning.

Speaker: Reverend C. George Fitzgerald

February 14, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


The Bare Bones of Surviving Cancer
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series


Keeping your bones healthy throughout your life is important, but if you’re a person diagnosed with cancer, bone health is especially important for you. Research shows that some cancer treatments can lead to bone loss. Learn about the basics of bone health and ways to keep your bones strong.

Speaker: Marcia Stefanick Ph.D.,
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stanford University

February 16, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Researching Chronic Diseases
part of the series My Health Toolkit: Research 101

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

As patients are asked to become more responsible for understanding their own health and healthcare challenges, the need to be able to find reliable, scientificallybased health information becomes more important than ever. These programs are intended to introduce the attendees to the basics of good research techniques and familiarize them with the high quality resources available online and from the Stanford Hospital Health Library.

Speaker: Jean Johnson, MLIS

March 1, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Preparing for Surgery
part of the series My Health Toolkit: Research 101

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

As patients are asked to become more responsible for understanding their own health and healthcare challenges, the need to be able to find reliable, scientificallybased health information becomes more important than ever. These programs are intended to introduce the attendees to the basics of good research techniques and familiarize them with the high quality resources available online and from the Stanford Hospital Health Library.

Speaker: Nancy Dickenson, MLIS

March 15, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Rx: Exercise Moving Through Cancer
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series

Learn and experience the latest and greatest — updates on research, program recommendations, and the benefits of a regular exercise routine.

Speakers: Jane Clark Cancer Exercise Specialist,
American College of Sports Medicine, CET, HFI

Regan Fedric, Cancer Exercise Specialist,
American College of Sports Medicine, CET, HFI,
Sunflower Wellness, San Francisco, CA

March 22, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Researching Drug Information
part of the series My Health Toolkit: Research 101

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

As patients are asked to become more responsible for understanding their own health and healthcare challenges, the need to be able to find reliable, scientificallybased health information becomes more important than ever. These programs are intended to introduce the attendees to the basics of good research techniques and familiarize them with the high quality resources available online and from the Stanford Hospital Health Library.

Speaker: Carmen Huddleston, MLIS

March 29, 2012

Stanford Hospital 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 Hospital Health Library

As aging adults look to the future, questions regarding long term care abound. Long term care provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. It is neither medical nor is it independent living. This talk will address long term care options, including the types of plans available, payment options, including the role insurance can play, home care and facility-based care. Nothing is being sold or referred.

Speaker: Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

March 29, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


Fix That Leak!


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Millions of women experience involuntary loss of urine called urinary incontinence (UI). UI can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating. This lecture reviews the different types of female urinary incontinence and current treatment options.

Speaker: Bertha Chen, MD
Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology;Co-Chief, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center

April 11, 2012

Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road


Before You Take That, Talk to your Doctor!
The problems of over the counter and prescription drug interactions

Presented by Aging Adult Services, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Typical older adults take one or more prescription drugs plus several OTC remedies, such as antacids, laxatives or pain-killers, often used without informing their physician. Some people have no problems at all, but others suffer because of the combination of drugs they take. Indeed, research has found that higher rates of depression and lower quality of life were results of people’s perception that they were taking too many drugs.

Speaker: Mehrdad Ayati, MD
Clinical Instructor, Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

April 12, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking and Attention
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series


Practical information and advice regarding the potential effects of cancer and its treatments on brain function.

Speaker: Shelli Kesler, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation Lab;
Member, Cancer Center and Bio-X Program
Stanford University

April 18, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Changing Sleep Patterns as We Age


Presented by Aging Adult Services, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Even though there are some changes to our sleep patterns as we grow older, there are often other components contributing to a poor night's sleep. This talk will discuss normal changes in sleep patterns and other factors that might be interrupting a good night's sleep.

Speaker: Mehrdad Ayati, MD
Clinical Instructor, Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

April 19, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library, South Palo Alto Branch
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


A Healthy Sexual Life: What Everyone Needs to Know in 2012, But May Be Afraid to Ask


Presented by Stanford Sexual Health Clinic

The personal and public health burden of sexually transmitted infections including HIV infection continues to have a major impact on our society. In this non-technical discussion, faculty from Stanford's newly established Sexual Health Clinic will discuss the latest in easy-to-use screening tests, plus new diagnostics, treatments and prevention therapies available to ensure sexual health. The discussion is intended for an adult audience and is interactive. We will discuss STIs including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV — including new information about prevention measures that can protect you!

Speakers: Andrew Zolopa, MD
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases,
Stanford University Medical Center; and
Annie Talbot, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
of Medicine, Infectious Diseases,
Stanford
University Medical Center

April 25, 2012

Redwood City Public Library


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and Prescription Benefits for Seniors

Presented by HICAP (Santa Clara County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and Stanford Hospital 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 26, 2012

Stanford Hospital Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto


Fear of Recurrence and Late Effects: Living with Uncertainty
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series


Learn how to not let the fear of reccurrence take over your life.

Speaker: Manuela Kogon, M.D., Ph.D.

May 9, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Travel Medicine: What You Should Know Before You Go

Presented by Stanford's Travel Medicine Clinic


International travel brings with it the excitement of new experiences, cultures and unfortunately sometimes, new diseases. Before you embark on the trip of your dreams, find out about what you can do to travel safely and return home well. This talk will cover vaccinations prior to travel, medicines that you need while on the road, and ways to avoid the pitfalls of traveler’s illnesses.

Speaker: Brian Blackburn, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine – Infectious Diseases
Stanford University Medical Center

May 10, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Stanford University


The Dawn of Personalized Medicine

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

The sequencing of the human genome has allowed scientists to begin to examine closely the individual’s relationship to health and illness through the lens of genomics. New treatments are being developed that will address the needs of the individual based on this information. This talk will present a look at emerging research and treatments for disease that we will see in the future.

Speaker: Euan Ashley, MRCP, DPhil
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

June 7, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez
Stanford University


Living Well Beyond Cancer
A Conference for Survivors and Caregivers in Honor of National Cancer Survivor Day

Sponsored by Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Health Library, and Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Topics include:

June 9, 2012
Li Ka Shing Center For Learning
291 Campus Dr
Stanford, CA 94305


Cancer in the Family
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series


Many people have relatives with cancer but when should you be concerned about a genetic cancer risk? Who might benefit from genetic testing and how is this done? This one hour lecture will cover the basics of inherited cancer risk and the most common cancer syndromes, presented by our Cancer Center genetic counseling staff. You will learn about genetic tests that are currently available and what the future may hold for this rapidly evolving science.

Speakers: Allison Kurian, M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Associate Director, Stanford Clinical Cancer Genetics Program

Kerry Kingham, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Stanford Cancer Genetics Clinic

June 20, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez
Stanford University


Living Your Life with Intention
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series


In this lecture you will learn techniques to increase self-awareness and self-acceptance, manage symptoms of anxiety and depression and develop coping strategies and set goals for today and tomorrow.

Speaker: Amanda Withrow, Ph.D.

September 12, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
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Long Term Care

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

As aging adults look to the future, questions regarding long term care abound. Long term care provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. It is neither medical nor is it independent living. This talk will address long term care options, including the types of plans available, payment options, including the role insurance can play, home care and facility-based care. Nothing is being sold or referred.

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

September 27, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library
Palo Alto


22nd Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship:
The Ethics and Practice of Loving Care

Presented by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Speaker: Ira Byock, MD
Chair, Palliative Medicine, at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Director of Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Professor, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in the Departments of Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Community and Family Medicine.
Involved in hospice and palliative care since 1978, Dr. Byock has authored numerous articles and several books on the ethics and practice of hospice, palliative and end-of-life care. The Best Care Possible is his most recent book. As a consistent advocate for the rights of dying patients and their families, he has received many awards, and has been featured on numerous national television and radio programs.

October 2, 2012


Lucile Packard Children's Auditorium, 1st Floor


Health Insurance: Accessing Coverage
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series


Gain a general understanding of health coverage programs available to you. Expand your general knowledge of private health coverage programs and health insurance portability.

Speaker: Daniel Fortuno

October 2, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
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Fun in the Sun: A Risky Proposition

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

We Californians love our sunshine, but our relationship with the sun is a risky proposition if we don’t play it safe. This talk focused on the most common skin cancers, risk factors for developing them and ways to protect your skin from the sun. Also covered will be treatments for these common skin cancers, including Mohs surgery.

Speaker: Sumaira Aasi, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology,
Stanford University Medical Center

October 10, 2012

Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and Prescription Benefits for Seniors

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

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

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

October 18, 2012

November 8, 2012
November 29, 2012
Stanford Hospital Health Library
G-2B Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto


Understanding Adult and Pediatric Eating Disorders

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Eating disorders cut across socioeconomic lines and affect people at all stages of life. This talk focused on how eating disorders are diagnosed, their prevalence, and current treatments.

Speaker: Debra L. Safer, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University Medical Center

November 1, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Mastering the Stresses of Survivorship
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series



Stress is inevitable, but learning to face and cope effectively with it is part of smart survivorship. Dr. Spiegel will talk about ways to reduce stress and improve your quality of life.

Speaker: David Spiegel, MD

November 6, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Latest Advances in Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment



Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. This talk addresses new lung cancer screening guidelines for former heavy smokers as well as the newest approaches to lung cancer treatment including minimally invasive surgery, targeted medical therapies and highly precise radiation therapy.

Speakers: Bill Loo, MD, PhD, Joe Shrager, MD, Daya Upadhyay, MD, Heather Wakelee, MD
Stanford University Medical Center

November 15, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


Lymphedema: Prevention, Treatment and Self-Management
part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series

Lymphedema causes swelling in the arms and legs that some survivors may experience after treatment You will learn the latest research in lymphedema and practical ways you can help prevent or manage your symptoms.

Speaker: Stanley Rockson, MD and Lourdes Bourdon, Lymphedema PT

December 5, 2012
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford University


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