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Explore environmental influences on the development of breast cancers with this animated short. Get a greater understanding of the biology of the breast and how developmentally specific exposures may affect breast cancer development.

Deborah Kado, MD, MS discusses common spine conditions such as osteoporosis and the related disorder, hyperkyphosis, and recent advances in treatment. Recorded on 10/16/2013.

Cancer is a lens in which to understand modern society and the acquisition of knowledge, argues Pulitzer-Prize winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee. In this wide-ranging interview with journalist Dean Nelson, Dr. Mukherjee goes on to describe himself as a "sober optimist" about the future of cancer research as he urges the cancer community to demand more public support for cancer therapies, treatments and prevention. He was presented as part of the Exploring Ethics series convened around his best-selling book, "The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer " by the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology and the Helen Edison Lecture Series at UC San Diego Extension.

What makes people happy? Is happiness a good thing? How can we make people happier still? Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, examines happiness and how we can use our minds as well as coping tools better handle life's challenges.

UCSF Kidney Transplant Program - Update in Transplantation 2013 Part One: State of Transplantation at UCSF . Nancy Ascher, MD, PhD gives an overview of the UCSF Transplant Program and its services.

UCSF Kidney Transplant Program - Update in Transplantation 2013 Part Six - Optimizing the Match Between Deceased Donors and Recipients: A New Organ Allocation on the Horizon. Ryutaro Hirose, MD discusses the issues surrounding the allocation of available kidneys, competing interests, and the right methodology to distribute organs.

How do we effectively manage our weight when the world around us is full of enticing, unhealthy options? Kerri Boutelle, PhD, joins David Granet, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. to discuss how we can train our minds to avoid temptations and pay more attention to what our bodies really need.

Dr. Kathy Angkustsiri reviews promising new medications in the treatment of fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.

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.

Is it possible for damaged nerves to be rewired? Justin Brown, MD joins host David Granet, MD to discuss how patients suffering from paralysis due to nerve injuries can regain function as well as future implications of this novel technique.

Jeanne Blake discusses the use of Therapy Dogs, with Dog B.O.N.E.S. member, Maura Porter.

This panel focuses on the translation of clinically proven interventions into population impact, and population-based interventions that have clinical implications. Panelists explore future directions in global population sciences, including behavioral, social, and policy analysis, economics, and implementation sciences. Each panelist describes the status of his or her field, identifies emerging issues for the next two decades, and highlights opportunities for UCSF to advance global population health. Panelists: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Professor, Department of Medicine; Elvin Geng, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Jim Kahn, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Claire Brindis, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Sciences moderates.

The shoulder is the most dynamic joint in the body. Although it has great capabilities, it is also susceptible to injury. Dr. Brian Feeley discusses common shoulder problems, including shoulder dislocations, biceps injuries, rotator cuff tears, and shoulder arthritis. Review the 'state of the art' in the diagnosis, management and treatment of shoulder problems, and learn what is new in shoulder research at UCSF and across the US. Recorded on 02/18/2014.

Dr. Erik Hansen, an orthopedic surgeon at UCSF, specializes in reconstructive, replacement and revision surgery of the hip and knee. He discusses the latest in joint replacement and arthritis care. Recorded on 02/25/2014.
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