Category: Health and Medicine

  • Confronting the Mental Health Crisis

    Society continues to grapple with the challenges that people with mental health issues face. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five Americans experience mental health problems. There are many factors contributing to our society’s struggle with mental illness. The lingering uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing conflict between Ukraine […]

  • International Efforts to Achieve Healthy Longevity

    In 2020, there were an estimated 727 million persons aged 65 years or over worldwide. This number is projected to more than double by 2050, reaching over 1.5 billion persons. By mid-century, one in six people globally will be aged 65 years or older. Globally, the population aged 65 years and over is growing faster […]

  • Sanford Stem Cell Symposium 2022

    In late October of 2022, research and clinical experts from around the globe gathered for the Sanford Stem Cell Institute Symposium – a multidisciplinary event highlighting recent breakthroughs in regenerative medicine.  Stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and the public discussed developments in the field for turning stem cell-based therapies into approved products for patients in […]

  • Preventing Heart Disease: What You and Your Doctor Can Do to Minimize Risk

    What role do genetics, diet, exercise, and cholesterol play in preventing and treating diseases of the heart? In this program, you’ll learn about advances in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, and what you and your doctor can do to minimize risk with Dr. Carlin Long. This episode is part of a new series […]

  • The Med School Project

    This documentary from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine follows five medical students from a variety of backgrounds in their first and last years attending UCLA’s School of Medicine. Hear what inspired them to become doctors, the sacrifices they made individually and with their families to succeed as medical students, how the COVID-19 pandemic affected […]

  • Why Americans Should Be Alarmed Over the Use of E-Cigarettes

    Humans have been smoking tobacco for a long time. But the popularity of tobacco cigarettes took off in the U.S. during WWI, when they were given out freely. By the middle of the 20th Century, close to 60% of men were smoking cigarettes. When the evidence overwhelmingly showed that cigarettes caused not only cancer but […]

  • Is There an Off-Ramp for That? K-12 Schools and COVID-19

    COVID-19 changed many aspects of our lives, and policymakers at the local, state, and federal level are seeking solutions to help restore the health and well-being of Californians. In this program, Dr. Naomi Bardach discusses the impact the pandemic had on children, educators and families and the measures schools employed to keep students and teachers […]

  • Stem Cells and Aging: Have We Found the Holy Grail?

    At the biological level, aging results from the impact of a wide variety of molecular and cellular damage over time. This leads to a gradual decrease in physical and mental capacity, a growing risk of disease and ultimately death. The World Health Organization (WHO) Aging is not just an issue of individual decline – it […]

  • 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 […]

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