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Living Better with Prediabetes

A third of U.S. adults have prediabetes, a condition where there are early signs that diabetes is developing. The leading causes of prediabetes are excess weight, lack of physical activity, and a diet too high in simple carbohydrates (like starches and sugars). Prediabetes is most often reversible and should be a call to action for changes in lifestyle that can keep diabetes from developing. Learn specific strategies to help overcome the challenges we face in changing patterns of physical activity, diet, stress management, and sleep.



Leah Groppo, MS, RD, CDCES, Clinical Dietitian IV in the Endocrine Clinic, Stanford Health Care

Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention) and Program Director, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices


Japan's Innovations for an Aging Society

Japan is the most rapidly aging developed society in the world. Dr. Ikeno discusses how Japan is innovating ways to solve the unmet needs of an aging society. 



Fumiaki Ikeno, MD, Research Associate in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University, and founder of a Japanese biodesign company


Living Better with Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease affects an estimated 37 million people in the U.S. Drs. Stafford and Taiwo discuss lifestyle changes and medical treatments that can have a positive impact on the disease and those living with it.



Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention) and Program Director, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices

Adetokunbo Taiwo, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine


Thyroid Eye Disease: Understanding the Disease and New Treatments

Thyroid Eye Disease can be a distressing effect of hyperthyroidism that changes the way the eyes look and sometimes how they function. Fortunately there are newly developed treatments that have the potential to change the course of the disease. Dr. Kossler discusses the causes and treatments available for Thyroid Eye Disease.



Andrea Lora Kossler, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery and Orbital Oncology Service at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford


Optimizing Your Sleep and Recognizing Serious Sleep Problems

Hear Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, on the prevalent issue of lack of sleep and its impact on society. Learn about types of sleep, changes in sleep patterns with age, and the key features, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common sleep problems. Dr. Kushida shares sleep tips that will help anyone who has occasional or persistent sleep problems.



Clete Kushida, MD, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Addressing Knee Pain Without Surgery

Struggling with knee pain? Dr. Michael Fredericson shares the latest research on non-surgical approaches to treating knee pain. Learn about knee osteoarthritis, lifestyle medicine approaches to treatment, the role of natural supplements, and newer biologic injections being offered at Stanford.



Michael Fredericson, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Update on Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery might be an option for you if your hip pain interferes with daily activities and nonsurgical treatments haven’t helped or are no longer effective. Learn when a hip replacement is indicated. Dr. Huddleston discusses surgical approach and strategies to reduce complications such as dislocation and infection. 



James Huddleston, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine


Living Better with Heart Failure

Heart failure is a chronic disease that needs lifelong management. Learn about risk factors and causes of different types of heart failure. Treatments -- such as medicines and lifestyle changes -- can help people who have the condition live longer and more active lives. Drs. Stafford and Teuteberg share how you can improve your quality of life while living with this condition.



Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford Medical Center

Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention) and Program Director, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices


Caregiving During COVID-19

Stanford Health Care Caregiver Center cofounders Amy Yotopoulos and Charisse Lee discuss:  ways to encourage and foster connection, recognize and focus on what can be controlled, learn and practice ways to cope, and available caregiving resources.



Amy Yotopoulos, MHA, MS, Program Manager, Stanford Caregiver Center and Charisse Lee, J.D., Senior Consultant, Stanford Caregiver Center

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