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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

Protecting the Secrets of the Brain: Central Nervous System Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery

12/30/2020
This presentation explores the role of radiotherapy in the management of central nervous system (CNS) tumors and the possible neurological complications of radiotherapy. Dr. Steve Baunstein also discusses the techniques to improve the therapeutic ratio in CNS radiotherapy. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36507]

Duration:01:22:31

Shared Solutions to Global Warming Human Disease and Health Inequities

12/28/2020
Complex problems can have shared solution. Explore actions that can simultaneously improve human health and health inequities, while mitigating global warming. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36495]

Duration:01:28:46

Combining Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy in Cancers of the Skin Head and Neck

12/26/2020
Immunotherapy has allowed many people with previously incurable cancers to live for years. This presentation explores the options of immunotherapy, radiation and surgery and the potential combination of treatments to treat kin cancer and head and neck cancer. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36505]

Duration:01:26:02

Can Radiotherapy Cure Stage IV Cancer? The Future of Oligometastatic Cancer

12/25/2020
The state between localized cancer and wide-spread metastatic disease is termed oligometastatic. This presentation explores radiotherapy and the principles of treatment for oligometastasis. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36506]

Duration:00:57:13

Impact of Health Care on Climate

12/22/2020
Climate change represented the biggest global health threat of this century but tackling it successfully is the greatest health opportunity of the century. The University of California has a strong sustainable practices policy. This presentation looks at the measures being in healthcare and at the UCSF campus and hospitals. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36494]

Duration:01:23:58

No Common Cold: Viruses Can Cause HPV Related Cancers

12/14/2020
This presentation explores how head and neck cancers caused by HPV differ from those caused by smoking and the key role of radiotherapy in the treatment of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36504]

Duration:00:57:02

No Beam Required! Inside-Out Radiotherapy: HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

12/11/2020
This presentations explores the basic elements of prostate cancer anatomy, presentation, diagnosis and work-up and describe different techniques for treating prostate cancer with radiation including brachytherapy. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36503]

Duration:01:25:57

The San Francisco Response to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Pandemic: What Cities Can and Should Do

12/10/2020
Dr. Tomás Aragón, San Francisco's health officer, is on the front line of the effort to limit the number of infections and deaths caused by the coronavirus in the Bay Area. The early government response is credited with mitigating the spread of infection compared to cities on the East Coast. As we enter another surge in cases, find out the latest. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36501]

Duration:01:12:04

Climate Change and Public Health: Modernizing Community Resilience and Disaster Preparedness

12/7/2020
Why is San Francisco particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change? The San Francisco department of Public Health and the California Strategic Growth Council are assessing the problems and creating plans for dealing with extreme heat, air quality, power disruption and a built infrastructure can withstand changing conditions. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36492]

Duration:01:19:19

Targeting COVID-19 Viral Enzymes in an Evolving Landscape of Publishing and Peer Review

12/5/2020
UCSF scientists studying a key enzyme used by the virus that causes COVID-19 have identified chemical building blocks that might eventually be used to make an antiviral drug. The chemical fragments could bind to and disable the enzyme, called the “macro domain,” which is a crucial part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus’s ability to replicate in human cells. James Fraser discusses the finding from this research. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36500]

Duration:01:06:42

Population Health Risks of a Changing Climate

12/4/2020
Climate change affects the health of all Americans. The adverse health consequences are projected to worsen with additional climate change. Kristie Ebi, University of Washington, explains that proactive adaptation policies and programs reduce the risks and impacts from climate-sensitive health outcomes and from disruptions in healthcare services. Additional benefits to health arise from explicitly accounting for climate change risks in infrastructure planning and urban design. Series: "Mini...

Duration:01:22:06

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