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Consejos para comprender y vivir bien con la diabetes

Lety Wilke, enfermera titulada, habla sobre la prueba de A1c y la importancia de realizar un seguimiento de los niveles de glucosa en sangre a lo largo del tiempo para detectar problemas desde el inicio. Entienda cómo los carbohidratos cambian los niveles de glucemia (azúcar en sangre) y cómo leer las etiquetas nutricionales. Conozca los beneficios de la actividad física y escuche consejos para moverse más durante el día. Por último, Lety comparte las mejores prácticas para el almacenamiento seguro de medicamentos cuando está fuera de casa.



Leticia Wilke, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, es enfermera clínica especialista y educadora de diabetes en Stanford Health Care.

Healthy Change: Make it Fun. Make it Easy. Make it You.

Leah Groppo, MS, RD, shares evidence-based recommendations to go from just thinking about a healthy change to actually doing it and motivating you to get started today!



Leah Groppo, RD, MS, BC-ADM, CDCES, Clinical Dietitian in Stanford’s Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Care Program.

Medical Aid-in-Dying: California's End of Life Option Act and Other Considerations

California has allowed medical aid-in-dying since implementing the law in 2016. Patients, families, and medical professionals continue to have questions about the overall process and alternatives such as hospice care and palliative sedation to address suffering. Joshua Fronk, DO, reviews the medical aid-in-dying process, identifies challenges that patients may encounter as they contemplate this option, and discusses appropriate medical care when approaching end of life.



Joshua Fronk, DO, clinical assistant professor within the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University.



Clearing the Air: Managing Respiratory Viral Infections

Viral respiratory infections are extremely common and can often be managed at home. Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, talks about ways to manage symptoms, including chronic cough, and when you should contact your doctor.



Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD,  professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (PPOP).



Living Well: 7 Strategies Every Woman Needs to Know

There are seven specific things that women can do to promote a healthy, long life and guess what, they aren’t that hard! Join Karen Adams, MD, and learn how sleep, mood, sex, exercise, managing menopause symptoms, dietary choices, and connections help you live your best life, now and into your 90s and beyond.



Karen E. Adams MD, FACOG, DipABLM, MSCP, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Director Stanford Program in Menopause and Healthy Aging

The Basics of Kidney Health

Brian Brady, MD, gives an overview of how your kidneys work, what is important for kidney health, and what we can do to treat patients with kidney disease.



Brian Brady, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at Stanford University School of Medicine. 

Fiber: Powering Your Health From Within

Leah Groppo, registered dietitian and diabetes educator, discusses different types of dietary fiber, its benefits, and shares tips to increase fiber in your diet.



Leah Groppo, RD, MS, BC-ADM, CDCES, Clinical Dietitian in Stanford’s Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Care Program.

Understanding and Navigating Your Medicare Coverage in 2024

Understanding Medicare can be tricky. Maha Justi explains Medicare's basic coverage and dives into the various parts (A, B, D, Medicare Advantage, Medigap), highlighting benefits and pitfalls. Learn more about what Medicare covers and does not cover, your rights, and how to optimize costs throughout the year.



Maha Justi, HICAP Counselor. HICAP provides free and objective information and counseling about Medicare.


Lung Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Outcomes in Asian Americans

Asian American men have significant smoking history and are unaware of lung cancer screening guidelines. There is also an increasing incidence of lung cancer in non-smoking Asian American females. Jeff Velotta, MD, FACS, discusses lung cancer screening guidelines as well as potential outcomes of lung cancer as it relates to Asian Americans.



Jeffrey Velotta, MD, FACS, is a thoracic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Northern California and an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.

Understanding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Long COVID

Hector Bonilla, MD, gives an overview of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), its symptoms, and talks about the relationship to long COVID.



Hector Fabio Bonilla, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Infectious Disease at Stanford Medicine. 

Medicare 101

Finally understand how Medicare works and how to select the coverage that best fits your budget and lifestyle. Maha Justi explains what each part of Medicare covers and how to avoid costly coverage mistakes. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to make well informed decisions about your existing or soon to come Medicare choices.



Maha Justi, HICAP Counselor. HICAP provides free and objective information and counseling about Medicare.

Prostate Health

Join us for an informative talk on three common issues: benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and prostate cancer. Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, talks about risk factors, early detection, screening, and an overview of treatment for prostate cancer. Learn about symptoms and different types of prostatitis as well as symptoms and treatments for BPH.



Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD,  Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (PPOP).



Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is the time of year when Medicare beneficiaries can make coverage decisions regarding how they receive their Medicare benefits. Maha Justi covers the various parts of Medicare, describes the major decisions Medicare recipients can make during open enrollment, and how to help them save on costs. 



Maha Justi, HICAP Counselor. HICAP provides free and objective information and counseling about Medicare.

Living Better with Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart that is common with increasing age. There are new, minimally invasive treatments available to treat AFib through catheters that eliminate the need to take blood thinners long term. Rahul Sharma, MBBS, FRACP, talks about these alternative treatments that allow faster post-procedure recovery and a faster return to normal activities.



Rahul P. Sharma, MBBS, FRACP, is the Director of Structural Interventions at Stanford Healthcare, Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. 

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Alan Yeung, MD, discusses transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat aortic stenosis. This minimally invasive procedure spares patients from the traditional chest-opening approach of valve replacement. Dr. Yeung talks about outcomes, particularly in the Asian population, where the incidence of damaged valves is on the rise due to increased life expectancy. 



Alan Yeung, MD, is a world-renowned interventional cardiologist and the Stanford University School of Medicine Li Ka Shing Professor in Cardiology.





Say Goodbye to Heartburn: Understanding & Managing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and potential complications of GERD, as well as effective management strategies for this chronic condition. Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, discusses lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and medications that can help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Take control of your digestive health and find relief from the discomfort of GERD.



Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD,  Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine and the Director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (PPOP).



Breathing Easy: Understanding and Managing Asthma in Adults

Allergic and nonallergic asthma are chronic lung conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Lauren Eggert, MD, discusses the causes and triggers of asthma as well as strategies for managing symptoms and preventing attacks.



Lauren Eggert, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.





Living with Migraines: Updates in Management

Meredith Barad, MD, provides an overview of how to manage migraines including new medications for treatment. She talks about common triggers and lifestyle changes to provide relief.




Meredith Barad, MD, is a board-certified Neurologist, Headache and Pain physician. Her primary focus is helping patients with head and facial pain. She has collaborated in creating a cross-disciplinary headache center and is the co-director of the Stanford Orofacial Pain Program. She is the Program Director for the Pain Fellowship.



Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose mass and become weak and brittle. It affects 10 million people and causes two million fractures in the U.S. per year. Joy Wu, MD, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, discusses the testing, diagnosing, and treatment of osteoporosis. She describes the condition’s risk factors, who should get a bone density test (DXA), and what steps you can take to decrease your risk. Dr. Wu covers common medications such as Fosamax (Alendronate), Boniva (Ibandronate) and other osteoporosis medications, including the pros and cons of each. Finally, Dr. Wu answers many questions from the audience.



Joy Wu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in treating osteoporosis and other bone and mineral diseases. She is the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism and Vice Chair of Basic Science in the Department of Medicine at Stanford.




Using Nudges to Create Sustainable Lifestyle Changes

Leah Groppo, registered dietitian and diabetes educator, discusses how you can create an environment that makes healthy choices easier. She will talk about the use of nudges and give actionable examples to help you reach your health goals. 



Leah Groppo, RD, MS, BC-ADM, CDCES,  Clinical Dietitian in Stanford’s Endocrinology Clinic and Diabetes Care Program




The Mystery Headache: CSF Leak - A Fixable Cause of Daily Headache - 2023 Update

Many people who suffer with chronic migraine live with symptoms that are mysterious, unexplained, and undiagnosed — 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. Such patients may be diagnosed with POTS, Chiari, chronic migraine, new daily persistent headache (NDPH), or even concussion. Ian Carroll, MD, discusses an often-overlooked diagnosis that can be effectively treated — spontaneous intracranial hypotension (CSF leak).



Ian Carroll, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine



Su bienestar también es importante

El Dr. Julio Nunes, MD presentará una breve introducción sobre la manera en que las emociones, el estrés, la ansiedad y otros factores contribuyen a su bienestar general. Hablará sobre la importancia de identificar cuando no se siente bien y brindará consejos para cuidar de sí mismo. Esta plática se impartirá en español.



Julio Nunes, MD, Medico Residente de Psiquiatría, Universidad de Yale




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