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Four to five million people in the United States have some degree of dementia. Dr. William Seeley, Dr. Gil Rabinovici and Dr. Adam Boxer explore this very serious condition and the potential to stop or reverse it.

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are small devices making big changes in the lives of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green joins our host Dr. David Granet to explain the impact of ICDs on the heart's electrical system, the ins and outs of living with your ICD, and lowering the risk for sudden cardiac death.

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infection in the United States. Over the last 15 years Lyme disease has become one of the most controversial and politicized diseases in medicine with vastly different views about how to make the diagnosis and how to effectively treat patients. Richard A. Jacobs, Emeritus Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases at UCSF, reviews the historical aspects of the disease and explores the often contentious controversies surrounding diagnosis and therapy.

Pilot results of a parent-implemented communication and positive behavior support intervention targeting young boys with fragile X syndrome. With Andrea McDuffie, PhD, CCP-SLP, Wendy Machalicek, PHD, BCBA-D and Ashley Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP.

The sale of electronic cigarettes is on the rise but how safe are they? Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander joins our host Dr. David Granet to discuss the potential health risks of vaping including the potential for MRSA infections.

David Mechanic, Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University, details the trends in behavioral health over the last several decades and shows the continuing problems in providing appropriate access to care, continuity of services and evidence-based treatments, especially for persons with severe and persistent behavioral disorders. Emphasis focuses on the role of the non-specialty medical sector that now provides most medications, often without careful patent evaluation or adherence to evidence-based standards.

Ideas alone are good but not good enough - it takes collaboration to make things happen. That theme was heard throughout UC Global Health Day 2014, including in the morning plenary featuring Jonna Mazet, Executive Director of the One Health Institute and Andrew Hargadon of the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis. Drs. Mazet and Hargadon explored the discovery of penicillin, why this lifesaving antibiotic took so long to get to market, and what steps must be taken to advance the pace of global health innovation. UC Global Health Day was sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute. Recorded on 04/26/2014.

After introductory comments from UC President Janet Napolitano, Dr. Jonathan Samet of the USC Institute for Global Health gives an eye-opening talk on how public health campaigns dramatically reduced smoking rates in the US and offers ideas on how those techniques can be used to curb non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Samet's presentation was part of UC Global Health Day 2014, sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute. Recorded on 04/26/2014.

The top three winners of the UC Global Health Institute's student video challenge are presented as part of the UC Global Health Day 2014. First Place: Nistara Randhawa, UC Davis PhD Student Second Place: Radhika Gharpure, UC Davis Veterinary Student Third Place: Claudia Gilmore-Gutierrez, UCLA MPH Student Recorded on 04/26/2014.

A look at the metrics of quality care at transplants centers as well as best practices.
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