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2016 Archive

The Mystery Headache: Migraine, Positional Headache, Spinal Fluid Leak? Why it Hurts When You Stand Up


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Many people who suffer with chronic migraine live with symptoms that are baffling — headache, nausea, neck stiffness, ringing in the ear — and all of these symptoms worsen as the day goes on and the individual spends more time in the upright position. However, symptoms improve as long as they are lying down. In this talk, Ian Carroll MD, discussed an often overlooked diagnosis that can be treated — spontaneous intracranial hypotension.

Speaker: Ian Carroll, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain), Stanford University Medical Center

January 14, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Survivorship: The Importance of Nutrition and Exercise in the Cancer Journey


Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

This collaborative lecture with Stanford's Registered Dietitians and Certified Cancer Exercise Specialists addressed two topics that most cancer patients have questions about.

Speakers: Julie Grosvenor CET, HFI; Regan Fedric CET, HFI; Erika Connor RD, CSO; Alaina Castro RD, CNSC

January 14, 2016
San Jose Cambrian Branch Library | Community Room
1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose


Sleep Like a Baby: Myths About Insomnia and Aging


Presented by Stanford Health Library

This talk presented information on the definition, epidemiology, and impact of insomnia, while debunking common insomnia misconceptions and presenting available treatment options. Discussion of a non-pharmacological treatment study was also included.

Speaker: Donn Posner, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

January 28, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Understanding Bipolar Depression


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This talk provided a broad overview of bipolar depression in adults, with respect to diagnostic challenges and current treatment strategies for this condition.

Speaker: Shefali Miller, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

February 11, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Healthy Toolkit: Internet 101

Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on cancer, participants in this program will learn the basics of good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online. There will be time after the class to continue researching and applying what has been discussed.

Speaker: Nancy Dickenson, MLIS, Librarian, Stanford Health Library

February 23, 2016
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
Health Library, Room 3302


Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Over 50% of women and 25% of men over the age of 50 will sustain a fragility fracture due to osteoporosis. This talk will address risk factors, prevention and treatment options, as well as common questions about lifestyle, dietary supplements, and medications. The latest in osteoporosis research will also be discussed.

Speaker: Joy Wu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism, Stanford University Medical Center

February 25, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


The Changing Landscape of Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing

Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

Stanford genetic counselor Courtney Rowe-Teeter will discuss the recent advancements in hereditary cancer genetic testing and the importance of pre- and post-testing genetic counseling.

Speaker: Courtney Rowe-Teeter, MS, LCGC

March 10, 2016
San Jose Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose


Deep Brain Stimulation – Past, Present, Future



Presented by Stanford Health Library

This talk will focus on deep brain stimulation with respect to Parkinson’s disease reviewing the history of its discovery, current indications, and future direction. In addition there will be short updates on treatment and research regarding Parkinson’s disease.

Speakers: Melanie Lising, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center; and Laurice Yang, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center

March 10, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Wellness & Stress Management in a High Pressure World: A Practical, Holistic Approach


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Modern working life is stressful. Although most people know what stress feels like, and many experience it daily, it is often assumed to be “in our head” and best just pushed through. On the contrary, stress is physiologic and psychologic pressure that disturbs our body’s equilibrium. In this talk, we’ll discuss practical approaches to reducing stress through subtle lifestyle changes and non-pharmacologic interventions like acupuncture and nutrition.

Speaker: Nadia Haddad, MD, MS, L.Ac

April 14, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Update on Celiac Disease


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Celiac disease is a genetically linked disease with an environmental trigger that can be set off by foods containing gluten. This elicits an autoimmune response that causes damage to the small intestine. Celiac disease is a surprisingly common, though frequently undiagnosed disease. This talk provides insight into celiac disease, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Speaker: Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD

May 5, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


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, and sleep and breathing disturbances, need to undergo 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

May 19, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


What is Venous Disease Exactly?


Presented by Stanford Health Library

Veins are blood vessels that carry blood to your heart. This talk will provide a broad overview of venous disease with a review of its history, diagnosis, treatment strategies and future direction.

Speaker: Eri Fukaya, MD

June 9, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Statin-Associated Type 2 Diabetes: Who Gets It? Why? How Great is the Risk?



Presented by Stanford Health Library

Although development of Type 2 diabetes increases in association with statin usage, the risk is relatively modest. Persons at greatest risk can be identified by simple means and the benefits of statin treatment far outweigh the down side of the increased risk of diabetes.

Speaker: Gerald Reaven, MD

September 15, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304


Making Sex Comfortable Again After Menopause: Laser Treatment for the Vagina


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For many women, the hormonal changes of menopause can result in vaginal atrophy. Characterized by thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls, vaginal atrophy can cause painful intercourse and other health concerns. Dr. Sokol will review a novel laser treatment option for this common condition.

Speaker: Eric Sokol, MD

October 19, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304


Doctors and the Opioid Addiction Crisis


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Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this talk, the chief of addiction medicine at Stanford will discuss the unwitting role physicians have played in this crisis and some of the solutions for its resolution.

Speaker: Anna Lembke, MD

November 10, 2016
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion, Suite 201
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304


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