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UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.

UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.
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UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.

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English


Episodes

Melding Minds with Machines: Development of Implantable Interfaces to Restore Motor Function

1/8/2020
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Millions of Americans have difficulties with their physical functioning. Dr. Karunesh Ganguly explores the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). The concept of bio-interactive neural interfaces sates to the early 20th century with successes like cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation and responsive stimulation. He is now working on neural interfaces for communication and movement by working to translate neural engineering based approaches into treatments for those with impaired function....

Duration:00:57:47

Tick Talk: Advancing the Understanding and Prevention of Tick-borne Diseases

1/4/2020
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Ticks are vectors for human disease, including Lyme disease. Semay Chou studies the vector–pathogen relationships at UCSF. Here she discusses strategies for blocking tick-borne diseases and what we can learn from ticks. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35241]

Duration:00:59:03

The Human Microbiome: A New Frontier in Health

12/23/2019
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Microbiome expands the genetic and functional capacity of its human host. Susan Lynch explains that human microbiome develops early in life and that gut microbes shape immune function and relate to disease outcomes in childhood. She also explores next-generation microbiome therapeutics and research. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35240]

Duration:01:23:40

Understanding and Treating Cancer and Other Diseases Through the Immune System

12/16/2019
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Interactive immune systems are at the center of cancer and other diseases. Dr. Matthew Krummel explores how the immune system can regulate cancer progression. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35239]

Duration:01:23:11

Staying Sharp: Current and Future Approaches to Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Therapeutics

12/7/2019
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Dr. Aimee Kao looks at recent news in Alzheimer's Disease therapeutics including drugs in development and the potential of stem cells and genome editing. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35238]

Duration:00:55:50

Does an Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

11/29/2019
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Worldwide there are 550,000 new cases of head and neck cancer a year. Dr. Jennifer Grandis explores prevention and an opportunity for chemoprevention, substances to stop cancer from developing. In particular, she looks at aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35237]

Duration:01:00:12

What is Prediabetes?

9/24/2019
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UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Umesh Masharani explores what pre-diabetes means. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35244]

Duration:00:04:14

The Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Diseases in Vulnerable Populations

8/30/2019
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Worldwide 50 million people live with dementia. By 2040 over 70% of them will be living in the developing world. Dr. Shamiel McFarlane explores the social and economic cost of dementia around the world. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34779]

Duration:01:25:08

The Drug Policy Alliance and San Francisco and California Drug Policies

8/29/2019
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The Drug Policy Alliance advances policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and promotes the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies. California's deputy director Laura Thomas talks about the history of drug prohibition, the consequences and a more effective path moving forward. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34792]

Duration:00:59:46

Brain Health Promotion Strategies: Separating Reality-Based Hope From Hopeless Pseudo-Medicine

8/27/2019
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There are modifiable behaviors that may reduce the risk factor of Alzheimer's: vascular disease, sedentary lifestyle, depression/stress, diet factors and alcohol. Kaitlin Casaletto talks about the benefits of an active lifestyle and proper nutrition. Then Dr. Joanna Hellmuth looks at how to decode direct-to-consumer interventions - dietary supplements - and the rise of pseudo-medicine for dementia. She explains that supplements may or may not be safe and that manufacturers can make broad...

Duration:01:24:36

The Triple Wave Epidemic: Opioids Heroin and Fentanyl

8/21/2019
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Deaths from drug overdose are greater than from car accidents or guns. Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, talks about the triple wave: opioids, heroin and fentanyl. This epidemic is the worst in decades and a comprehensive response is needed. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34791]

Duration:00:59:13

Treatment and Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Disease: Current State of Science

8/16/2019
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Dr. Julio Rojas-Martinez discusses the pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s disease now and what is in development. Current approaches pursue early intervention in the dementia phase. Novel emerging strategies will likely accompany anti-amyloid and anti-tau approaches in the future. Then Sarah Dulaney, RN, describe dementia education, support, and non-pharmacological treatment strategies. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34777]

Duration:01:24:33

History of the Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here

8/14/2019
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Dr. Phillip Coffin talks about the history of opioid crisis and available medical treatments. Coffin is the director of substance use research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and assistant professor in the division of HIV/AIDS at the University of California, San Francisco Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34790]

Duration:01:24:28

Chronic Pain: Observations as Patient and Provider About What Works (...And What Doesn't)

8/9/2019
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Dr. Grace Dammann, medical director of the Pain Clinic at Laguna Honda Hospital, and seven of her colleagues talk about what does and does not work in the treatment of chronic pain. She talks as both a patient and a provider. There is also a discussion of various non-pharmacologic and complementary medicine modalities to treat pain. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34789]

Duration:01:16:09

Eating Carbohydrates The Sugar and Insulin Dynamic

8/7/2019
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Insulin is necessary to utilize the energy we obtain from carbohydrates. Diabetes is characterized by a relative or absolute lack of insulin production. Dr. Sarah Kim explores the way the body digests carbohydrates and its effect on the pancreas and blood sugar levels. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35069]

Duration:00:03:43

Looking Beyond Alzheimer’s Disease: An Overview of Other Major Forms of Neurodegenerative Disease

8/5/2019
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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common but not the only cause of dementia throughout the lifespan. Dr.Salvatore Spina discusses frontotemporal dementias and how they differ. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34776]

Duration:01:28:39

Insulin's Crucial Role

8/5/2019
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Insulin is necessary to utilize the energy we obtain from carbohydrates. Diabetes is characterized by a relative or absolute lack of insulin production. Here, Dr. Sarah Kim briefly describes the crucial role insulin plays in the body. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35068]

Duration:00:05:53

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease: From Genetics Neuropathology to Common and Rare Clinical Manifestations of the Disease

7/27/2019
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Dr. Geroges Naasan explores the principal clinical syndromes of Alzheimer's Disease: memory, visual, language and frontal/executive. He also discusses neuropathology, genetic factors and modern biomarkers with colleagues from the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34775]

Duration:01:28:13

Medication Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

7/25/2019
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In the U.S. 47,000 people died from opioid overdose in 2017 alone but most people who could benefit from medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) do not receive them. Dr. Scott Steiger argues that OUD is a treatable chronic brain disease and should be treated accordingly. Medications for OUD are effective and save lives but they are not available to many people who need them; denying access to them is denying appropriate medical treatment. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public"...

Duration:00:59:59

Preventing Homeless Deaths: Low Barrier Buprenorphine and Other Practical Harm Reduction

7/25/2019
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Dr. Barry Zevin is the medical director of Street Medicine and Shelter Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health. He describes programs to treat opioid use disorder in persons experiencing homelessness, safe consumption sites, and homeless deaths. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34787]

Duration:01:23:59