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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Politics and Division: The Sociology of Climate Change and Science Denial

12/2/2020
Are humans rational beings guided by facts and information or do our moral views, desires, affiliations and motivations influence our perception of facts? Increasingly distrust in the science of climate change is rooted in different exposure to media/information and tied to political ideology. Dr. Gina Solomon says that the debate on the science is actually a debate on the solution and discusses ways to communicate about climate science. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health...

Duration:01:22:24

Close to the Heart: Modern Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

11/30/2020
This program describes the ways in which new technology can help better protect the heart during radiation therapy for breast cancer and explores the stepwise progress towards shorter courses of treatment for breast cancer patients. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36502]

Duration:01:21:29

COVID-19: The Science of How We Got Here and Where We Are Headed

11/23/2020
As the United States continues to set new daily record levels for coronavirus cases Dr. George Rutherford, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF, explores what we know about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and what the future holds. He talks about intervention, vaccines and models of super spreading. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36498]

Duration:01:29:00

Is COVID-19 a Heart Disease?

11/20/2020
COVID-19 was initially identified as a respiratory disease, but scientists now know that it also affects several other organs in the body, including the heart. Heart damage is a major determinant of COVID-19 related deaths, and even patients who experience only mild COVID-19 symptoms exhibit signs of cardiac dysfunction after recovery. UCSF researchers Todd McDevitt and Bruce Conklin explore how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, inflicts damage on heart cells. Series: "Mini Medical...

Duration:01:18:03

Clinical Care and Population Care Require Each Other

11/20/2020
The purpose of public health is to fulfill society’s interest in assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, says Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. In this talk. he explores environmental impacts on health ranging from climate change, toxicology, terrorism, and sustainability. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Public Affairs]...

Duration:01:17:34

COVID-19 Testing Surveillance and Diagnosis: Notes from a Disease Detective

11/6/2020
With COVID-19 diagnostic testing, people who test positive can isolate and get care earlier. Dr. Charles Chiu, UCSF Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine / Infectious Diseases, explores the various tests and their features. He also talks about SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequencing and its uses and a new study to identify biomarkers of the virus. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36497]

Duration:01:19:58

Aerosolized Nanobodies for SARS-COV-2 Passive Immunization

10/30/2020
As the world awaits vaccines to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, UC San Francisco scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. They are focused on the potential of virus-neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to treat COVID-19 by passive immunization. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36496]

Duration:01:25:34

Muscle Imbalances Due to Poor Posture

9/26/2020
Kenneth Leung, UCSF Department of Physical Therapy, explores how postural syndrome creates muscle imbalances. Fascia, or connective tissue, helps muscles communicate. See how to keep this important part of your body supple to improve your mobility and decrease pain. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36413]

Duration:00:04:37

Ketogenesis and Fasting: Fuel for the Brain

8/14/2020
Dr. Suneil Koliwad is an Endocrinologist and an Expert in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. In this excerpt, he discusses the development and function of ketosis and its similarities to fasting. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36238]

Duration:00:07:09

Red Meat Disease and Inflammation

8/7/2020
You can't fix healthcare until you fix health. You can't fix health until you fix the diet. You can't fix the diet until you know what's wrong. Endocrinologist Robert Lustig discusses health problems related to the consumption of corn-fed cattle, myths about saturated fats, and a protective quality to dairy fats. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36231]

Duration:00:05:05

Little-Known Jobs of the Immune System (They Are a Big Deal)

7/31/2020
Interactive immune systems are at the center of cancer and other diseases. Dr. Matthew Krummel explores some lesser-known functions of the immune system related to memory making, arteriosclerosis, and gut health. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36205]

Duration:00:06:21

Why Are Carbohydrates Important?

7/24/2020
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Sherri Shafer discusses the importance of carbohydrates in the daily diet. Shafer then offers a plan for how much protein, fat and carbohydrate would be healthy in a day. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36181]

Duration:00:07:26

If You Have NAFLD How Would You Know?

7/17/2020
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat is deposited in the liver, without other causes of fatty liver identified. Dr. Danielle Brandman discusses the symptoms and ways of determining if a person has NAFLD. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36155]

Duration:00:06:41

Is Cognitive Decline Inevitable?

7/11/2020
Dr. Aimee Kao discusses key behaviors known to protect brain health. Dr. Kao looks at population trends and wonders if they tell a complete story. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36154]

Duration:00:06:43

Diet Shaping Our Microbiome

7/9/2020
Microbiome expands the genetic and functional capacity of its human host. Susan Lynch explores how the gut microbiome responds differently to a plant based diet and to an animal based diet. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36151]

Duration:00:08:54

Paid Family Leave Policies

7/4/2020
US Family and Medical Leave Act provides unpaid job-protected leave for qualifying workers. More than 40% of employees don't qualify and low-income workers are less likely to take leave. Dr. Rita Hamad looks at the policy through two case studies and discusses the implications and impact on health. She concludes that paid leave may be an important lever to improve infant and parent health at the population level. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID:...

Duration:00:41:48

Bad Bacteria and Adaptive Immunity

7/3/2020
Interactive immune systems are at the center of cancer and other diseases. In this excerpt Dr. Matthew Krummel explores how the immune system recognizes and remembers harmful bacteria. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36149]

Duration:00:08:42

Eating Precisely: Merging Nutrition with Individualized Factors to Optimize Metabolic Health

6/27/2020
Dr. Suneil Koliwad is an Endocrinologist and an Expert in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. In this talk, he looks at obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease and the historical effects of the 1980's push of low fat diets. He also looks at calories and dieting for weight loss vs the healthspan. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35933]

Duration:01:29:41

Climate Psychiatry: The Diverse Challenges of Climate to Mental Health

6/20/2020
Climate instability is one of the most urgent public health threats of the 21st Century. Mental health is profoundly impacted by the disruptions associated with climate change. Drs. Robin Cooper and Alex Trope, Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, explore the harm and the affects on mental heath. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35925]

Duration:01:00:10

Impacts of Our Changing Climate on Allergic Respiratory Disease

6/19/2020
People with allergies know that daily weather determines symptoms. Dr. Katherine Gunding explores how climate change is contributing to higher pollen counts and longer pollen seasons. Also, mold allergens that can cause severe asthma and respiratory symptoms are seen with rising sea levels, after hurricanes or with increased humidity. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36096]

Duration:00:29:56