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Bill Mobley welcomes Eliezer Masliah who explains how he has worked on advancing our understanding of the pathogenesis and similarities in Neurodegenerative disorders through observations of pathology and genetics.

Students, administrators and academic researchers demonstrate the value of learning music in school as they show improvements in English and Math test scores, class attendance rates, cognitive development, self-esteem and the ability to work with others. Featured are Francisco Escobedo, the superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District; UC San Diego cognitive scientists Terry Jernigan and John Iversen; and young musicians participating in the Community Opus Project, an in-school and after school music program led by Dalouge Smith, the president and CEO of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.

From neuropathology to molecular target to clinical treatments, where are we on the road to finding an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease? Howard Feldman, MD, FRCP(C), a neurologist noted for his original research in geriatric cognitive disorders and expertise in large-scale clinical trials, walks through the latest research and shares some tips on brain health.

Sandy Feng, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program, Division of Transplantation, and Sindhu Chandran, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Transplantation, UCSF. Recorded on 06/03/2016.

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.

Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses -- and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases.

The popular over-the-counter medication, acetaminophen, is generally used to reduce fever and pain. However, a growing body of research suggests that the drug has broader psychological effects. Experimental social psychologist Kyle Ratner discusses his research examining the effects of acetaminophen on social group biases in person perception. Recorded on 07/07/2016.

Rupert Spira, author of "The Transparency of Things," speaks here with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego about the concept of non-duality, or advaita. They explore the idea that there is no separation between the self and the universe -- and how understanding this basic truth will lead to greater wellbeing.

Charles Nunn (Duke Univ) identifies selective pressures in this talk that may play a role in favoring shorter sleep in humans, and considers the consequences of these evolutionary changes for understanding human sleep disorders, health across the lifespan, and health disparities. Recorded on 10/14/2016.

Keri Boutelle focuses on trying to change eating behavior by translating methods and knowledge from basic behavioral sciences. She explores the cognitive processes and neurobiological processes that will assist people who are overweight in eating less in today's environment. Recorded on 10/27/2016.

An internationally recognized expert in health communication science, Dr. Dean Schillinger focuses on literacy, health communication, and chronic disease prevention and management. Recorded on 10/27/2016.

MIT's Mark Bear presents a fascinating account of how understanding neural plasticity, or the ability to modify the function of neurons, led to a novel treatment for visual impairment in Amblyopia, and may reveal pathways to treat other neurological conditions. Recorded on 12/02/2016.

Eric Siemers, MD, Distinguished Medical Fellow at Eli Lilly and Company joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss clinical trails for Alzheimer's disease. He explains the trial design, results, and future implications of the EXPEDITION3 trial for people with with mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about potential treatments in the clinical trials pipeline that may impact both the symptoms and pathologies of Alzheimer's disease.

Todd P. Coleman of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering discusses multi-disciplinary efforts to develop noninvasive tools to monitor health status. He shares novel ways of interpreting the collected data for prediction, diagnosis, and prevention of disease, with a particular focus on chronic disease management and healthy aging, as well as the ethics of data collection, privacy, and assessment methods.

Clear view without cataracts / Laser operations for cataracts / How to get rid of your glasses / Which method for laser eye operations? / House calls via Bluetooth and tablet / Losing that spare tire: how to burn fat / How to bring restless legs to rest.

David Lansky, President and CEO Pacific Business Group on Health

Even substances that seem harmless can be extremely dangerous if ingested in large quantities by children. Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, help you know what to keep out of reach of children. Recorded on 03/08/2017.
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