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2015 Archive

Surgical Approaches to Facial Pain


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is one of the most common causes of facial pain characterized by recurring brief episodes of electric shock-like pains. This talk focuses on surgical approaches to treating this difficult disorder.

Speaker: Casey H. Halpern, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University Medical Center

January 15, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Introduction to TMJ Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment


Temporomandibular disorders or "TMD", often referred to as "TMJ", are disorders affecting the jaw joint and the muscles for chewing. They cause pain in daily life and restrict range of motion in the jaw. This talk provides an introduction to the subject and discussed the diagnosis and treatment for these disorders.

Speaker: Michele Jehenson, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center

January 22, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Creating a Baseline with Your Physician


This talk focuses on why it is important for you and your physician to determine your health baseline. Knowing your baseline can help you improve or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Working with your doctor, you can create a health wellness plan to reach your goals.

Speaker: Mary James, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine-- General Medicine Disciplines at Stanford University Medical Center

January 29, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Clinical Trials for Gynecologic Cancers

Presented by Stanford Cancer Center

The Stanford Women's Cancer Center invites you to its quarterly series featuring talks on women's cancers. This talk focuses on clinical trials and why they are important for patients. Join us to learn more about clinical trials available at Stanford for gynecologic cancers.

Speaker: Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oncology) at Stanford University Medical Center

February 5, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Sleep Should Be Silent


This talk reviews and provides an update of common symptoms, consequences and treatments of obstructive sleep apnea.

Speaker: Rafael Pelayo, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

February 12, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Forgive for Good Workshop

Presented by Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine

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.

Instructor: Frederic Luskin, PhD Director, Stanford University Forgiveness Project

February 17 and 24, March 3 and 10, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Sugar and Health —The Sweet, the Sour, and the Sticky!

Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program


We will examine the role of sugar in our food supply, how sugar in the diet affects our health, and the many controversies surrounding this nutrient.

Speaker: Alison Ryan, RD, MS, CSO, CSNC

February 19, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Current Advances in the Treatment of Common Shoulder Disorders


This talk covers rotator cuff injuries, impingement, frozen shoulder, instability, and arthritis.

Speaker: John G. Costouros, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center

February 25, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Positive Psychology


This one hour interactive program on positive psychology explores the causes and practices of happiness in daily life.

Instructor: Frederic Luskin, PhD Director, Stanford University Forgiveness Project

March 5, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Potential Benefits of Herbal and Dietary Supplements


Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

Cancer patients are often interested in using herbal and dietary supplements as forms of alternative medicine. This presentation gives a brief overview, answers some common questions, and discusses the appropriate use of herbal and dietary supplements.

Speakers: Abraham Chang, PharmD and Eun Jeong Kim, PharmD, MS 

March 19, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion



Psychogenic Seizures — What are They, How Can They be Diagnosed and Treated?


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Psychogenic seizures are attacks that may look like epileptic seizures, but are not caused by abnormal brain electrical discharges. Hear the experts explain this confusing disorder, its diagnosis and treatment.

Speakers: Robert Fisher, MD, PhD The Maslah Saul Professor in the Department of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center; John Barry, MD; Andres Kanner, MD, FANA

March 26, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Stanford Health Library Celebrates Twenty Five Years


Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong
We’ve all heard the dictate that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source. But are all foods truly created equal in terms of how they affect our health and weight?

Given the barrage of competing information directed at us every day, what do we really know about healthy eating?

Robert Lustig, MD, will share his research and join Stanford nutrition researcher, Christopher Gardner, PhD, in discussion about what we put on the American table and why.

Robert Lustig, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, and the author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

Christopher Gardner, PhD, Professor (Research) of Medicine is a nutrition researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center whose research has been investigating the potential health benefits of various dietary components or food patterns, explored in the context of randomized controlled trials in free-living adult populations

April 9, 2015
Arrillaga Alumni Center | Stanford, CA


Life After Cancer: Managing Your Dental Health


Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

This presentation will cover general oral hygiene topics as they relate to overall systemic health for anyone who has undergone cancer therapy and problems that may develop after treatment has ended.

Speaker: Catherine Draper, RDH, MS

April 16, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Update on Migraine

This presentation was cancelled due to illness.

Migraines are an intense and often debilitating type of headache which affect nearly 24 million Americans every year. This talk will focus on the causes of migraines, how they are diagnosed, and how they are differentiated from other kinds of headaches, as well as current treatments for this condition.

Speaker: Meredith Barad, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia(Pain) and Neurology & Neurological Science, Stanford University Medical Center

April 23, 2015


Community Talk: Atrial Fibrillation

Presented by Stanford Medicine

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm problem, affecting over 2 million Americans. Without detection and treatment, atrial fibrillation can affect quality of life and cause stroke and heart failure. Stanford specialists will discuss the signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation and the options for evaluation and treatment, which may improve quality of life and decrease complications.

Speakers:
Paul J. Wang, MD, Director, Arrhythmia Service
Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD
Shirley Park, MD
Marco Perez, MD
Mohan Viswanathan, MD
Paul C. Zei, MD, PhD
Linda Norton, RN, MSN, CCRC

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Marriott Courtyard | Campbell, CA 95008


Latest Advances in Stroke Treatment


Presented by Stanford Health Library

For anyone having a stroke, time is everything. Getting help quickly can make the difference between recovery and disability. You will walk away from this discussion with an understanding of stroke risk factors and new stroke therapies.

Speaker: Jeremy Heit, MD Clinical Instructor, Neuro-Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center

April 30, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Vocal Tremor


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Essential tremor (ET) of the limbs and voice is one of the most common movement disorders, but many patients do not respond to medication. For those with disabling tremor, even vocal tremor, surgical treatment may be an option. This talk will focus on one type of surgery: deep brain stimulation, what it is, and how it affects essential tremor.

Speakers: Casey Halpern, MD Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center and Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo, PhD, CCC-SLP Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

May 7, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


The Fog of Concussion


Presented by Stanford Health Library

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. This talk discusses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and biology of concussion.

Speaker: Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center

May 14, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Living it Forward: Gifts and Challenges of Survivorship


Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

Some call us survivors, others consider themselves 'thrivers'. No matter how we name ourselves, the question we each carry is: who are we now? With mounting outside pressure to return to ‘normal', yet irrevocably changed at the core, how do we create a healthy foundation for this new life and live it forward?

Speaker: Petra Lentz Snow

May 21, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Innovative Treatment of Tendinitis


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Speaker: Eugene Roh, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

May 28, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion


Finding Familial High Cholesterol Before You Know You Have It


Presented by Stanford Health Library

FH, or familial hypercholesterolemia, is a genetic predisposition to very high levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) that may first manifest itself as a fatal heart attack at a premature age. There are therapies, statin-based, that reliably improve outcomes for patients with FH. But there is a big problem: 90 out of 100 patients who have FH do not know they have it or perhaps even what it is. Many physicians are equally in the dark about the disease and therefore do not screen patients for it. This talk will discuss the condition, its familial qualities, and new research to help diagnosis it before it does damage.

Speaker: Joshua W. Knowles, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, (Cardiovascular Medicine) Stanford University Medical Center

June 11, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion

Discovering What Cosmetics to Use: During and after Oncology Treatments


Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

We will discuss what skin changes will occur, the ingredients to stay away from, sun protection, and websites and resources to do your own research.

Speaker: Lana Vorrises

June 18, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


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

Presented by Stanford Health Care

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

June 2 – July 7, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Update on Multiple Sclerosis


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurologic disease that affects the central nervous system. More than 400,000 people in the United States are affected by multiple sclerosis with 200 new diagnoses each week. Its cause is unknown, although it is speculated that environment, genetics, and immune-mediated processes play a role in developing MS. This talk addresses the current state of treatments for MS.

Speaker: Christopher Lock, MD Clinical Instructor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

September 24, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Huntington's Disease: Stages and Therapies


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Huntington's disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes programmed degeneration of brain cells, called neurons, in certain areas of the brain. This talk explores the diagnosis, the stages of the disease, and its treatment. The Stanford Huntington's Disease and Ataxia Clinic has been named a Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America. This talk reflects the current treatment standards offered at Stanford.

Speaker: Veronica Santini, MD Clinical Instructor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

October 1, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


25TH ANNUAL JONATHAN J. KING LECTURE

A gifted computer scientist by profession, but a philosopher by inclination, Jonathan J. King was above all a humanist with a deep concern for the dignity of individuals. Jonathan King died of cancer on April 8, 1991, at the age of 41. This lectureship was established in his honor, to encourage the compassionate and humane care of all patients.

Health Care: The Human Story
Anna Deavere Smith

October 6, 2015
Li Ka Shing Center: Berg Hall

Anna Deveare Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Newsweek declared her "the most exciting individual in American theatre." Best known for crafting one-woman, multi-character plays about American social issues, Smith has been awarded the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, as well as the National Humanities Medal. The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the "Genius" Fellowship for creating "a new form of theatre—a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie." Smith's plays have received Obie and Drama Desk Awards. She received 2 Tony Award nominations and was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Her acting credits include Showtime's Nurse Jackie, The West Wing, All My Children, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married, and The American President. In 1997 Smith founded Anna Deveare Smith Works at Harvard. She is on the Board of Directors of the Aspen Institute, is a professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is affiliated with the NYU School of Law.


Update on Migraine


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Migraines are an intense and often debilitating type of headache which affect nearly 24 million Americans every year. This talk will focus on the causes of migraines, how they are diagnosed, and how they are differentiated from other kinds of headaches, as well as current treatments for this condition.

Speaker: Meredith Barad, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia (Pain) and Neurology & Neurological Science, Stanford University Medical Center

October 22, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


Opening the Medicine Box in the Mind: The Psychology of Pain


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Our experience of pain goes beyond the mere physical sensation of it – pain has emotional and psychological components to it and these affect our ability to treat pain. This talk will discuss the psychological dimensions of pain.

Speaker: Beth Darnall, PhD, Pain Specialist, Pain Psychologist Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine , Stanford University Medical Center

November 5, 2015
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201


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