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The MIND Institute is investigating the use of electronic tablets to support children with neurodevelopmental disorders in reading comprehension and communication. Researchers and clinicians will share some of the positive outcomes. Representatives from Navigate Autism, a website in development by the UC Davis School of Education, will demonstrate its use as an educational tool.

Charles Rosenfeld, MD, discusses the pathophysiology of fetal-neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy during maternal pressor therapy.

Sugar Science experts from UCSF share the latest research findings on sugar and its impact on health. Panelists: Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, MSW, MPH; Dean Schillinger, MD; and Cristin E. Kearns, DDS, MBA. The speakers make up the team of SugarScience.org, an organization at UCSF made up of uniquely qualified scientists from a wide spectrum of medical research specialties in some of the nation's top universities, including UCSF, UC Davis and Emory University. The event was hosted UCSF's Living Well initiative and moderated by Barbara French, Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications & University Relations.

Jennifer Price, MD discusses the new era of hep C cure and who should be treated. Recorded on 04/10/2015.

Ai-Jen Poo discusses caregiving opportunities to alleviate social isolation, increase community support, and improve health services toward a truly Age-Friendly San Diego. Ai-jen Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Co-Director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in America.

Rob Knight is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, with an additional appointment in the Department of Computer Science, at UC San Diego. Recorded on 12/10/2015.

Dr. Rita Redberg cautions that some screening test carry risks that far outweigh the benefits. In particular direct-to-consumer medical tests should have clear benefits and good dialog between patient and doctor. She advises that tests without clear evidence of benefit should be regarded with abundance of caution, if not skepticism Recorded on 02/16/2016.

Antibiotics can save lives but they also have unintended consequences, add unnecessary costs to treatment and can have adverse effects. Recorded on 03/01/2016.

Age-related changes in our facial appearance are unavoidable. Drs. Rahul Seth and P. Daniel Knott explore facial plastic and reconstructive surgery including functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, and rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, cheek, brow, eyelids, and ears. Recorded on 02/24/2016.

Part 2. UC San Francisco hosted a symposium about the preparedness for the Zika virus on March 7, 2016. The event brought together researchers from UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford University as well as public health officials. Topics include epidemiology and prevention, basic science of the Zika virus, vector biology and control, clinical management, and policy. Recorded on 03/07/2016.

Mental or substance use disorders often affect several generations of the same family. The impact of parental mental or substance use disorders on children is significant-affecting emotional, social, and behavioral patterns and well-being early in their lives. However, early intervention with these families can interrupt these intergenerational patterns. The panelists discuss how generational issues affect the prevalence of substance use disorders across the generational family spectrum and on behavioral health problems among older adults, including the special considerations for mental or substance use disorders among this population.
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