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Neal Halfon, MD, MPH, discusses the need to transform our health system from 2.0 to 3.0 and how health system transformation framework can be used to provide transformative strategies for health care reform.

The ESDM is an early intensive behavioral intervention program for young children with an autism spectrum disorder that has been shown to be effective in the context of a 1:1 intensive implementation. Despite the importance of these results, concerns are often raised regarding the sustainability of the ESDM in community based and group settings.

Approximately 1 million Americans currently live with Parkinson's disease. Irene Litvan, MD joins our host William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss the latest advances in PD research. Learn about the progression of the disease, early warning signs, and promising new therapies currently in development.

Bill Mobley welcomes epidemiologist Harvey Checkoway in a fascinating discussion about exploring and revealing environmental factors contributing to Parkinson's Disease and other motion disorders.

How can we optimize bone health and minimize the risk of fractures as we age? What preventive measures can patients take? Deborah Kado, MD, MS takes a deeper look at these questions and explains the "whole person perspective" for evaluating and treating patients.

Food waste in the United States is at an all-time high. More than 40 percent of all edible food is tossed out each year and half of that is fresh but slightly imperfect produce. What to do? A panel of experts convened by Kitchens for Good and the Berry Good Food Foundation explores how to reverse this trend by connecting suppliers with those who will benefit most from increased access to healthy foods. This is the third of four programs presented by the Future Thought Leaders series.

While Parkinson's disease is widely known as a motion disorder, it affects other areas of the brain including cognition. Bill Mobley welcomes Vincent Filoteo in a discussion of his efforts to understand these effects both as early signs of the disease and to devise treatments to ameliorate these cognitive effects.

Each year in the United States, firearm violence results in approximately 30,000 deaths and 75,000 nonfatal injuries to patients seen in hospital emergency departments. Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program and UC Davis, discusses new research on the epidemiology of firearm violence, including mass shootings. Then, Dr. Amy Barnhorst explores the relationship between mental illness and firearm violence, and discusses firearm legislation that is aimed at people with mental illnesses. Recorded on 05/03/2016.

Age-related bone and joint injuries are increasing as the population ages. Dr. Eric Meinberg looks at managing osteoporosis and its complications and Dr. Paul Toogoodlooks at broken hips and discuses joint replacement. Recorded on 05/31/2016.

Trauma injuries affect millions in the the global community every year. Hear from orthopoaedic surgeons who lead surgical missions and use the power of surgical education to save limbs and save lives in the developing world. Recorded on 06/14/2016.

Is stress just in your head or can its impact be physical? Owen M. Wolkowitz, MD examines how stress and depression can affect the body on a cellular level and shares treatment and lifestyle interventions that can help. Recorded on 06/15/2016.

Foot and ankle injuries are common for both the weekend warrior and the professional athlete. Learn what can be done to both prevent and treat these injuries from Sonya Ahmed, MD, Chief of the Foot and Ankle Division at UC San Diego Health System. Dr. Ahmed, a former competitive athlete herself, discusses the lessons she has learned from her athletic career as well as her time working with Olympic competitors.

An X-ray for a broken bone may have been your introduction to the world of radiology but did you know it is one of the most cutting-edge fields in medicine? From CT scans to ultrasounds, radiologists are studying the body in new ways to quickly diagnose and treat a myriad of conditions. Alexander Norbash, MD, MS, Professor and Chair of Radiology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine joins host David Granet, MD to discuss the changing role of the radiologist and how innovative techniques can impact your health.

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