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2013 Archive

Non-Invasive Treatment of Back Pain


Sponsored by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints affecting 8 out 10 people across their lifespan, and causing more lost work time than any other ailment. Since it has many causes, there are reasons to explore different treatment modalities other than surgery, if possible. This talk focused on ways of addressing back pain that do not involve surgery.

Speakers: Matthew Smuck, MD,
Associate Professor – Med Center Line, Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford University Medical Center

January 17, 2013
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Virtual Colonoscopy: What is Its Role in Diagnosing Cancer?

Sponsored by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Virtual Colonoscopy is a medical imaging procedure which uses computed tomography (CT), sometimes called a CAT scan, and advanced computer software to produce two- and three-dimensional images of the colon that can be viewed on a video screen.

The major reason for performing virtual colonoscopy is to screen for polyps or cancers in the large intestine. This talk will explain what virtual colonoscopy is, how it differs from traditional colonoscopy and for which patients it is most appropriate.

Speakers: Peter Poullos, MD,
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology and Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Stanford University Medical Center

Victor Benlice, RN, Stanford University Medical Center

February 7, 2013
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


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

March 14, 2013

Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnosis in 2013


Sponsored by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Prenatal genetic screening options have grown significantly in recent years to the point that expectant parents may now undergo fairly accurate non-invasive blood test screening for common genetic abnormalities. This talk will address common approaches to genetic screening and diagnosis, and discuss the advantages and limitations of established and cutting edge approaches currently available.

Speakers: Jane Cheuh, MD,
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology —
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

March 21, 2013
Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


LOVE YOURSELF: For Everyone Else's Sake

Presented by Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine

LOVE YOURSELF: For everyone else’s sake, is a six-week program designed to nourish your whole self so that you increase your capacity to give love and care to others. Class members will participate in guided exercises once a week, orchestrating your body, mind and soul into a self-nourishing whole person, strengthening your ability to give love to others by loving yourself (first).

Instructor: Mark Abramson, DDS, founder and facilitator of Stanford’s Mindfulness Meditation stress reduction program. Dr. Abramson has practiced dentistry in the Bay Area for more than twenty years, renowned for his innovative non-drug oriented care in the treatment of chronic pain and temporomandibular disorders. He has lectured throughout the country on orofacial pain treatment and led meditation retreats for a variety of wellness audiences.

April 10 – May 15, 2013

Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Understanding High Cholesterol -- Familial Hypercholesterolemia


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) affects one in every 500 people worldwide and causes a huge increase in the risk of heart disease especially at an early age. FH is passed in families so that if one parent has the disease, each child has a 50% chance of FH.  FH is very treatable with currently available medications but despite the very high health consequences and the cheap therapies it is estimated that fewer than 10% of people in the US have been diagnosed. In the talk we address the challenges that FH creates as well as the opportunities that are available to help turn this critical problem around.    

Speaker: Joshua Knowles, MD, Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

April 10, 2013
Redwood City Public Library


Prescribing Drugs for an Aging Population: Polypharmacy (Multiple Medications) and the Health of the Elderly


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

The geriatric population is prescribed the highest proportion of medications in relation to their percentage of the U.S population-13% of current geriatric population purchase 33% of all prescription drugs and this number will increase to 50% by 2040. Prevalence of both adverse drug reactions and treatment failures increase in the older patients. Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are responsible for 5-28% of acute geriatric medical admissions. It has been estimated that for every one dollar we spend on medications at nursing home facilities, we spend $1.33 in health care resources for the treatment of drug related morbidity and mortality. In this review we will talk about the drug mechanism, why some people are able to tolerate some medications and why some others not, what we can do to change the nature of practice of medicine in the future and how we can provide more safety for us when we age.

Speaker: Mehrdad Ayati, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center 

April 24, 2014
Redwood City Public Library


Forgive for Good Workshop

The workshop is led by Dr. Frederic Luskin, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project and author of Forgive for Good, published by Harper Collins. 

The importance of practicing forgiveness has been extolled for centuries, but only recently has research demonstrated that forgiveness can reduce anger and depression as well as enhance hopefulness and self-efficacy.

This workshop series has four sessions of lecture and discussion interspersed with guided practice of forgiveness tools. The format is not intended as group therapy; but rather to teach self-care skills to heal old wounds and prevent new ones.

Workshop participants who complete the series will be able to:

April 30 through May 21, 2013 (Tuesdays)
Hoover Pavilion Campus, Stanford Health Library
211 Quarry Rd, Second Floor, Suite 201;
Palo Alto, CA 94304

More about the instructor --  Frederic Luskin, PhD is a research associate at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention. He holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University and is a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation. Dr. Luskin's personal web site, Learning To Forgive, has access to video, audio and book products.


Implications of Healthcare Reform for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Patients


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

This talk covers the different perspectives on how the value for treatment can be defined, and the role of the orthopaedic joint replacement community in shaping the challenging road that lays ahead.

Speaker:
James Huddleston, MD, Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

June 13, 2013

Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


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

Presented by Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Learn how to self-manage your health in this 6-week class

Participants receive the book Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions and Relaxation CD Relaxation for Mind and Body

May 16 through June 20, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Menopausal Hormones: Still a HOT Topic


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

As female Baby Boomers continue to move through the perimenopausal transition, controversies regarding who should or shouldn’t start estrogen (with or without progestin) therapy continues.

Speaker:
Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor (Research), Medicine – Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University Medical Center

June 26, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


I’m Sorry, Can You Repeat That?


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Hearing loss is a condition that affects millions of people annually, and it has a variety of causes. This talk focuses on the most common kinds of hearing loss and the most current and revolutionary ways they are being treated.


Speaker:
Robert Jackler, MD, Professor, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery), Stanford University Medical Center

July 10, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion



What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Reconstruction


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Breast reconstruction is performed to build a complete new breast or to correct breast problems that may arise from breast cancer, trauma, congenital abnormalities, or cosmetic procedures. This talk will cover the newest techniques.

Speaker:
Gordon Lee, MD Director of Microsurgery and Associate Chief of Clinical Service, Stanford Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

July 24, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Long Term Care

Presented by HICAP and Stanford Hospital Health Library

As aging adults look to the future, questions regarding long term care abound. This talk will address long term care options, including the types of plans available, payment options, the role insurance can play, home care and facility-based care. Nothing is being sold or referred.

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

July 25, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and Prescription Benefits for Senior

Presented by HICAP and Stanford Hospital Health Library

This talk will address the changes in Medicare and the most common questions people have.

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

August 8, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Ovarian Cancer — Current and Novel Treatment Strategies


Presented by the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center

This talk will focus on the current state of the art treatment of ovarian cancer. New treatment options for ovarian cancer patients will be presented, including clinical trials available at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center.

Speaker:
Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD, Director and Associate Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center

August 22, 2013
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center | 326 Galvez Street  | Stanford University

 


Caregiving Seminar: This Wasn't the Plan.
Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of Caregiving


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

September 12, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion

 

 

 

 


Making Your Wishes Known: Advance Directives, POLST and Other Difficult Things to Talk About


Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Many of us have strong desires about end-of-life choices, but if there aren't advanced planning and directives in place, we may not have the choices we want when we need them. This afternoon seminar will cover the legal aspects of this topic as well the medical requirements and specifics about the kind of care that a person can choose or not choose, as well as how to discuss these things with your physician and family.

Speakers:
Yusra Hussain, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines, Stanford University Medical Center and Reverend Susan Scott, Decedent Care Coordinator, Stanford Spiritual Care, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

September 25, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Caregiving Seminar: It's Not Just About You.
Maintaining a Healthy Relationship


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

September 26, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion

 

 

 

 


Chronic Low Back Pain: Causes and Treatments

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

Low back pain is one of the most common causes of chronic pain having an astounding impact on the individual, their family, and society as a whole. This talk reviewed the causes of low back pain with specific attention to both serious causes that need immediate attention, and those that warrant more of a management approach. Treatment approaches for chronic low back pain that have shown to be beneficial in helping people improve their quality of life and physical function were discussed.

Speaker:
Sean Mackey, MD, Professor, Anesthesia and by courtesy, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center , Professor, Anesthesia and by courtesy, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

October 3, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


23rd Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship
Balancing Hope and Reality: How could physicians do better?

Presented by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Speaker:
Anthony L. Back, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is Director of the Cancer Communication and Palliative Care Programs at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC). He is board-certified in Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine, and his primary research interest is doctor-patient communication. Dr. Back was a Faculty Scholar on the Project on Death in America, and was PI for the Oncotalk and Oncotalk Teach Programs. He received the American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care award in 2011, and the American Academy of Palliative Medicine Leadership award in 2012. His latest dissemination work involves a new non-profit VitalTalk, which launched the first iOS app for communication skills in 2013.

October 8, 2013
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


Caregiving Seminar: I’m So Tired
Strategies for Taking Care of Yourself

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

October 10, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion

 

 

 

 


Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain -- from Toe to Head

Presented by Stanford Hospital Health Library

This talk focused on treatment strategies for nerve pain ranging from peripheral neuropathy to complex regional pain syndrome.

Speaker:
Ian Carroll, MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center


October 17, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion




Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and Prescription Benefits for Seniors

Presented by HICAP and Stanford Hospital Health Library

This talk will address the changes in Medicare and the most common questions people have.

Speaker:
Don Rush, HICAP Counselor

October 23, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Caregiving Seminar: Please, Listen to Me
Having the Important Conversations


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

October 24, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion



Caregiving Seminar: I Can't Do It All
Getting Help in Caring for Your Loved One


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

November 7, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion




Caregiving Seminar: Where Will the Money Come From?
Navigating the Legal and Financial Aspects of Caregiving


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

November 21, 2013
Stanford Hospital Health Library | Hoover Pavilion




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