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2018 Archive

Diabetic Eye Disease

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Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care of diabetic eye disease can protect against vision loss. This lecture included discussion about the risks of these conditions, prevention and treatment.

Speaker: Diana Do, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 10, 2018
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Multiple Sclerosis - The State of the Art

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. This talk focused on the current and emerging diagnostic and treatment protocols for Multiple Sclerosis.

Speaker: Lucas B. Kipp, MD, FRCPC

March 8, 2018
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Understanding Bone Marrow Transplantation - from the Clinical and Personal Perspectives

Presented by Stanford Health Library

A bone marrow transplant is a multi-step procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells, and it is used to treat certain blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, as well as aplastic anemia and other immune and genetic diseases.

This talk discussed current treatment regimens. It also addressed the complexities that can be overwhelming for the family, as well as the patient, of going through bone marrow transplantation.

Speakers: David Miklos, MD
Bonnie Willdorf,
author of Dancing with Cancer Maladies and Miracles in Stem Cell Transplantation

February 7, 2018
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Navigating the Narrows of Financial Responsibilities and Resources for Chronic Illness

Presented by Stanford Supportive Care Program

This lecture explored information regarding insurance policies, disability, credit issues, financial planning, and community resources to optimize the countless choices patients must make during their critical illness.

Speakers: Libby Boatwright, MDiv, DMin, BCC, CFP; Gary Bertuccelli, LCSW, ACHP SW; Kelly Bugos, RN, MSN, NP; Connie Holt, Independent Insurance Broker; Phyllis Garza and Anna Quintana, Financial Counselors

January 24, 2018
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Unfolding Story of Scientific Discoveries and Future Targeted Treatments

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex, multifaceted disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and a host of other symptoms that can worsen after physical or mental activity, but do not improve with rest. Dr. Montoya discussed clinical implications of recent scientific reports that are pinning down the development of this disease. Treatment implications and future avenues for research were also discussed.

Speaker: Jose Montoya, MD

January 18, 2018
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Lymphedema: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment and the Promise of Research

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Lymphedema is a chronic condition that causes unsightly swelling in the limbs due to blockage in the circulatory systems. Lymphedema is most commonly caused by lymph node removal or damage due to cancer treatment. This talk addressed the condition, current research and emerging treatments for it.

Speaker: Stanley Rockson, MD
Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 3, 2018
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me Author Event

Sponsored by the Stanford Diabetes Care Program

Author Adam Brown discussed some of the subjects he covers in his diabetes handbook. Bright Spots & Landmines focuses on food, mindset, exercise, and sleep strategies. It includes: what to eat to minimize blood sugar swings; helpful strategies to feel less stressed, guilty, and not burned out; and simple ways to improve exercise and well-being.

Speaker: Adam Brown
Author

May 24, 2018
Stanford Health Library | Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto


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