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Brain and Nervous System

Balance Disorders
Balance problems can stem from dizziness, light-headedness, weakness, or lack of coordination, and often can lead to falls. It's a pervasive problem but one that has not been thoroughly studied, perhaps in part because of the difficulties in determining the cause. Stanford has launched a new Balance Center, making it one of the few medical centers in the country to offer an interdisciplinary program for comprehensive testing and community outreach. A panel of experts discusses the causes and treatments for balance disorders.
Speakers: Specialists from the Stanford Balance Center
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Brain Stimulation for Chronic Pain
Dr. Henderson offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the delicate surgical techniques and sophisticated electronic devices which offer hope for many patients who have no other options for treating debilitating chronic pain.
Speaker: Jaimie Henderson, MD
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Dementia: Myths Versus Realities
Learn the truth behind common myths related to the prevalence, causes and symptoms of dementia in the United States.
Speaker: Simon Tan, PsyD
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Desperately Seeking Sleep
Occasional insomnia is experienced by more than a third of American adults, and chronic insomnia is known to effect more than one in ten. This talk will address the types of insomnia and ways of coping with it.
Speaker: Rachel Manber
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Epilepsy: Out of the Shadows
Find out more about epilepsy, a common but frequently misunderstood neurological disorder. Exciting new treatment options can now manage and sometimes cure the disorder, which is characterized by electrical "storms" in the brain.
Speaker: Robert Fisher, MD
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Migraine Headache
Migraine is an intense and often debilitating type of headache which affects nearly 24 million Americans every year. This talk focuses on the causes of migraine and how it is diagnosed and differentiated from other kinds of headache, as well current treatments for this condition.
Speaker: Meredith Barad, MD
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Sleeping Well as We Age
A common misperception is that we do not need as much sleep as we age -- but it turns out that we need a good night's sleep throughout our lifespan. This talk focuses on the mechanism of sleep, addressing misconceptions about sleep and the practical things we can do to promote healthy sleep habits as we age.
Speaker: Rachel Manber, PhD
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When is a Senior Moment Just a Senior Moment? The Latest on Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Each of us experiences changes in memory and thinking as we age. Exciting new research opens windows onto early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and brings hope for new therapies that may help.
Speaker: Geoffrey A. Kerchner, MD, PhD 
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