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Understanding Gastric Cancer and Its Relationship to the Immune System and Microenvironment

Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and disproportionately impacts ethnic minorities, including Asian Americans. Andrew Li, MD provides an overview of gastric cancer, its development, and role of the immune system and microenvironment in the progression from chronic inflammation to gastric cancer.



Andrew Li, MD, is a fellow in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His research interests are in gastrointestinal cancers, precision medicine, and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.



Stay Independent and Free from Falls

Falls are one of the leading causes of loss of independence in older adults, but research shows that many effective strategies to reduce falls are not widely practiced. With a focus on both seniors and their family members, Stanford primary care physician Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, and Ellen Corman, MRA, of Stanford’s esteemed Farewell to Falls program discuss risk factors and strategies to prevent falls. 



Ellen Corman, OT, MRA, Manager, Injury Prevention and Community Engagement, Stanford Health Care Trauma Service

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)


Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination: What to Do?

Since March 2020, Stop AAPI Hate has recorded 9,081 incidents of hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In addition to the mental health impact of COVID-19, Asian Americans have also been significantly impacted by the rise in hate crimes against their communities. Rona Hu, MD, explores what we can do to end violence and racism against Asian Americans and strategies for healing.



Rona Hu, MD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Founder, SMHART clinic (Stanford Mental Health for Asians Research and Treatment); Founder, Stanford CHIPAO (Communication Health Interactives for Parents of Adolescents and Others)



Understanding Obesity: From Stigma to Solutions

In the United States, nearly 75% of adults are either overweight or obese. Despite its commonness, many patients who are overweight or obese feel stigmatized and helpless. Dr. Kim discusses how we can move beyond stigma to solutions and reviews novel therapies for obesity, including medications for weight loss.



Sun Kim, MD, MS,  Associate Professor Of Medicine (Eendocrinology) at the Stanford University Medical Center




Managing Obesity in a Meaningful Way to Create Better Health

Weight loss is only part of the equation in managing obesity. Drs. Azagury and Hauser address integrative approaches to long term success and better health outcomes for those battling obesity. Learn about the role of medication, intensive lifestyle changes, metabolic/bariatric surgeries, endoscopic procedures, and more.



Dan E. Azagury, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACP, FACLM, DipABLM, Chef, Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine (Surgery), General Surgery and, by courtesy, Primary Care and Population Health the Stanford University Medical Center



Intro to Ayurveda: The Science of Life

Ayurveda is the traditional medical practice of India and one of the world's oldest continuously practiced healing traditions. In this talk, Neeta Gautam, MD, a Family Physician and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, will introduce you to the history, background, and fundamentals of Ayurveda and how these ancient practices can be applied in today's world.



Neeta Gautam, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Primary, Preventive, and Community Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Integrative Medicine at the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE). 



Living Better with Type 2 Diabetes

A comprehensive approach to diabetes relies on patients taking control of their health. Stanford primary care physician Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Registered Dietitian, Leah Groppo, MS, RD, CDCES, review the benefits of attention to diet, physical activity, sleep, and stress for people with diabetes. They also provide key practical tips to get you moving towards healthier, better living with diabetes.



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)

Leah Groppo, MS, RD, CDCES, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Registered Dietitian with Stanford Health Care



How Your Genes Affect Your Response to Medication

There are known differences in drug metabolism, outcomes, and side effects across racial and ethnic groups, and not everyone responds to medications in the same way. A medicine that works well for others may not work well for you, resulting in significant side effects. In the US, adverse drug reactions cause a great number of hospitalizations and are a leading cause of death in hospitalized patients. Pharmacogenomics, or individualized drug therapy, can help us prevent dangerous drug reactions by pre-identifying at-risk patients. Pharmacogenomics analyses can study your unique genetic profile to determine which medications are likely to help you or harm you, before you even take them. Through this avenue of precision health, we can tailor medical care to every individual, and provide every patient with the right medication at the right dosage at the right time.



Latha Palaniappan, MD, Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) at the Stanford University Medical Center



Functional Medicine Approach to Health

Functional medicine is an evidence-based, patient-centered system of medicine that treats illness at the root cause level. The focus is on restoring balance to the underlying dysfunction of cells, biochemistry, etc. Hear Susan Payrovi, MD, speak about using lifestyle habits along with natural supplements and complementary therapies to restore balance and treat chronic diseases.



Susan Payrovi, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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