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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

Current Status of Pancreas Versus Islet Transplantation

2/16/2020
Dr. Peter Stock is Professor of Surgery at UCSF and heads up the solid organ pancreas transplant program as well as pancreatic islet cell program. He explores the pros and cons of pancreas transplant and discusses transplant islets, an alternative to whole organ transplants. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35236]

Duration:01:17:40

Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer Including Transplant

2/14/2020
Liver cancer is the 5th most common cancer worldwide, and the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of primary liver cancer. Dr. Neil Mehta explores the risk factors, diagnosis and staging, and treatment decisions including surgery. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35235]

Duration:00:59:24

Fatty Liver: The Silent Epidemic

2/6/2020
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat is deposited in the liver, without other causes of fatty liver identified. Dr. Danielle Brandman explores who is at risk, diagnosis, staging, complications and management. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35234]

Duration:01:22:19

Living Donor Liver Transplant: How it is Done and Why it Makes Sense

2/1/2020
Nationally, there are approximately 18,000 patients on the liver transplant list. Annually, about 6,000 patients receive a liver transplant. Because of the organ shortage, many patients waiting for liver transplants die on the list or become too sick to undergo transplant. Dr. John Roberts offers these solutions: expanded criteria donors, split livers and living donors. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35233]

Duration:00:57:01

Living Donor Kidney Transplant: The Basics and Beyond

1/18/2020
The wait time for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor is many years. Dr. Brian Lee, Medical Director of the Living Kidney Donor Program at UCSF, discusses the risks and benefits of live donor kidney transplant, both for the donor and the recipient. He also talks about the importance of a crossmatch test and the National Kidney Registry and the Advanced Donor Program. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35232]

Duration:00:56:15

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

1/8/2020
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
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
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
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
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
Worldwide there are 550,000 new cases of head and neck cancer a year. Dr. Jennifer Grandis explores prevention and an opportunity for chemo prevention, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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