Health and Medicine
From the field to the table, UC Davis researchers are on the front line of research, working to make safe, healthy and flavorful food. Hear from a family caught in the deadly 2006 E. coli outbreak, chemists working on improving the taste of food, chef Martin Yan, and California almond farmers, all benefiting from discoveries that lead to enhance the safety, quality and taste of our food supply.
Cheryl Dultz and Kalei Eskridge of the San Juan Unified School District present results of a 6-school study that explored using iPads to support special education students in San Juan Schools.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life - Research on Aging
Someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 68 seconds. Is there a way to keep this disease at bay? Dr. Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, suggests there may be. Join Dr. Small as he examines the connection between lifestyle choices and susceptibility. Learn about physical and mental preventative strategies including stress relief and cross-training your brain.
Dr. Jeffrey Tice, UCSF Department of Medicine, looks at vitamin use and the benefits and harms from these dietary supplements.
Lessons from a One-Eyed Surgeon with Clifton Leaf - Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies Series -- Exploring Ethics
Clifton Leaf, a contributing editor at Fortune and the author of "The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer and How to Win It," promotes the power of collaboration in meeting the challenge of cancer. Leaf is the first speaker in a new Exploring Ethics series looking at cancer through the lens of Siddhartha Mukherjee's book, "The Emperor of All Maladies."
Laurie Garrett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, shares her concerns about emerging public health threats, ranging from gain of function research to the effects of climate change on the human microbiome, in an interview with The Atlantic's Corby Kummer. This program is part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego.
The CDC has declared insufficient sleep to be a national health epidemic. Why are we not getting enough and how can we change our behaviors? Sean P.A. Drummond, PhD, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Program in the VA San Diego Healthcare System, joins host Dr.David Granet to discuss the ramifications of insufficient sleep and ways to improve your sleep health.
Jacopo Annese, a neuroanatomist and director of the Brain Observatory at UC San Diego, takes a humanistic approach to studying brains by getting to know donors while they are living in order to understand posthumously how their brain structure affected their personalities, memories and health. Annese explains his research to The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein, as part of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013 conference presented by The Atlantic and UC San Diego.
Traditional economic theory asserts that more choice is better. It unleashes competitive forces; consumers can simply ignore choices that are not optimal. But can there be too much choice? The Medicare prescription drug (Part D) program provides a possible test since seniors face dozens of different private drug insurance options. Thomas Rice, Department of Health Policy and Management at UCSF, presents research results that touch on whether traditional or behavioral economics might better explain the evidence. Recorded on 7/25/2013.
Google just announced a new life sciences company to address aging; the Supreme Court recently ruled that companies can't patent genes; An increasing number of new companies propose to work on big data in healthcare and in mobile health. How does this shifting landscape affect you? Claire Brindis, Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, Dan Dohan, UCSF Health Policy and Social Medicine, and Mini Kahlon, UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute, explore the opportunities and concerns afforded by the explosion of data about our health.
Falls are a threat to the health and independence of older adults potentially limiting their self-sufficiency. Dr. Louise Aronson, Associate Professor of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, explores how to try to prevent falls in older adults, and promote safety, health and independence.