Category: Health and Medicine

  • Nutrition and Cancer: Do’s and Don’ts

    What we eat — and don’t eat — is directly related to our health. Poor diets lead to poor health outcomes, including cancer. Dr. Donald Abrams, integrative oncologist at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, is an expert on nutrition and cancer. Dr. Abrams says you can never overstate how important the food we eat […]

  • Transforming Cancer Care with Integrative Oncology

    Cancer has a major impact on our society with approximately 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. diagnosed during their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute. In this new series, a team of leading UCSF scientists and world-renowned clinicians in cancer care share a window into their work to help empower you and your […]

  • How Infant Microbiomes Influence Childhood Health

    Our bodies are dynamic ecosystems housing trillions of microbes that, while invisible to the naked eye, play a critical role in shaping human health. Scientists are beginning to understand the superpowers the microbiome holds and the affect they have on our longterm health – beginning from infancy. In this program, Susan Lynch, Ph.D., director of […]

  • Yoga for Self-Transformation: Awakening to the Possibilities Within

    For thousands of years, yoga has been a path to re-orienting our relationship to body, mind and spirit, opening ourselves to transformation. At its essence, yoga involves grappling with our perceived limits and transcending them through a shift in consciousness. As a psychophysical approach to self-understanding, yoga offers a creative way to discover, grow and […]

  • Harnessing Stem Cells to Solve Problems

    Bioengineering is a field that applies engineering principles to biological and biomedical problems. Stem cell research allows us to understand the basics of human development and disease. When these two disciplines meet, a world of possibilities for human health is unlocked. During the 2021 Sanford Stem Cell Symposium, a panel of experts discussed recent advancements […]

  • Can 70 Really Be the New 50?

    We may be living longer, but are we living healthier? As we age, proper nutrition and exercise can help us live more fulfilling lives and enjoy our extended post-retirement years. Indeed, exercise is medicine. Cindy Chang, MD, a sports medicine physician, shares her training and expertise to provide physical activity goals and guidelines for adults. […]

  • Deep Look into COVID-19: Adapting to a COVID World

    As the second anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches, the world looks significantly different than it did nearly two years ago. According to recent statistics, the virus has infected more than 383 million people and has caused nearly 5.7 million deaths, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in history. The world […]

  • Hand Lumps, Bumps and Everything in Between

    Our hands and wrists, which are made up of many small bones, joints and tendons, are so integral to our daily lives that we often don’t appreciate them until there’s something wrong. Conditions like arthritis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cysts, and injuries like lacerations and nerve damage, can negatively impact our quality of […]

  • Technology vs. Pain and Addiction: Advances in Neuromodulation

    The majority of Americans are living with pain, according to the findings from a report recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Pain affects more than your body, increasing stress and depression which can make pain worse, leading to a vicious cycle. Lawrence Poree, MD, MPH, PhD, discusses the intersection of neuromodulation, the […]

  • The Future of Autism Research

    Nothing about us without us. The autism community has made it clear that research must be participatory and co-designed by them. Sir Simon Baron-Cohen examines how this stance has changed the course and focus of autism research. In addition, he examines the current tension between neurodiversity and disability and how to better protect the human […]

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