Women and Cardiovascular Disease from Multiple Perspectives – I

Posted By SHL Librarian Three Lectures from Stanford University Medical Center faculty Moderated by: Hannah Valantine, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular, and Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership Stanford University Medical Center Moderator’s Overview: In her opening statement, Dr. Valantine shared the guiding and expansive vision that is the foundation of the program called Women’s …

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The Risks and Benefits of Menopausal Hormone Therapy in Younger and Older Women

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D. Professor, Research, Stanford Prevention Research Center November 16, 2006 Lecture Overview: In one of the most stunning turnarounds in modern health care, it is no longer considered appropriate to give hormones to women to replace estrogen lost in the natural process of aging, i.e., at the …

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Farewell to Falls

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Ellen Corman, MRA Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services Stanford Hospital & Clinics Lecture Overview: Fifty percent of adults 80 and older fall each year Most falls take place at home Older adults who fall are two to three times more likely to fall again Take proactive steps in your …

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Starting an Exercise Program: How Your Doctor Can Help

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Paul Wang, MD Director, Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service Nawal Atwan, MD Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine Stanford University Medical Center October 21, 2010 Lecture Overview: Many heart conditions often have no symptoms, so it is important to screen young athletes before they start a sport or activity. Screening should include …

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Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnosis

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Jane Cheuh, MD Director, Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Stanford University Medical Center March 21, 2013 Watch the video Prenatal screening, including ultrasounds and blood tests, gives pregnant women an important heads-up on possible birth defects and allow women to make decisions about their pregnancy.  The most common test is …

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New Insights into Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship

Posted By SHL Librarian Moderator: Frederick M. Dirbas, MD Physician Leader, Stanford Cancer Center’s Breast Disease Management Group Thursday, October 7, 2010 Each year more than 190,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer, the second-most common type of cancer in the United States (skin cancer is first). As research and innovations in technology and …

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Changing Sleep Patterns As We Age

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Mehrdad Ayati, MD Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine Stanford University Medical Center April 19, 2012 Watch the video You go to bed, only to start tossing and turning, with no rest in sight. Or you fall asleep, only to wake up at 3 am. Having trouble falling asleep—or staying asleep—is …

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Travel Medicine: What You Should Know Before You Go

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Brian Blackburn, MD Assistant Professor, Medicine – Infectious Diseases Stanford University Medical Center May 10, 2012 Watch the video Getting sick is not usually on the itinerary when planning a trip. Unfortunately though, travelers can be exposed to a wide array of diseases that are uncommon at home that …

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The Dawn of Personalized Medicine

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Euan Ashley, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Stanford University Medical Center June 7, 2012 We know that genes play a crucial role in influencing how we look and act, as well as our susceptibility to disease. Now scientists are trying to use that knowledge in exciting new ways, …

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