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As we grow older, many of us continue an active, satisfying sex life. Learn more about aging and sex from psychiatrist Dan Sewell, MD. Dr. Sewell currently fills a number of roles at UC San Diego which include: Medical Director of the Senior Behavioral Health Program, Director of the Geropsychiatry Fellowship Program, Co-director of the Memory Aging and Resilience Clinic, and Associate Director for the UC San Diego Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry.

Bergen Nelson, MD, provides an introduction to the clinical and public health importance of using tiered approaches for early childhood developmental screening and a review on clinical and policy implications for tiered approaches to developmental screening.

Leading researchers, government officials, and physicians share their insights into the growing public health crisis of Alzheimer's disease.

There has been a revolution in recent years in the way health is measured, and this revolution promises to change how resources are allocated, how care is delivered, and who benefits from this investment. The panelists discuss new findings on the global burden of disease and what it implies for academic global health researchers, clinical caregivers, policy makers, donors and others. Speakers include George Rutherford, Director, Prevention & Public Health Group, UCSF; Stefano Bertozzi, Dean, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Julio Frenk, Dean, School of Public Health, Harvard University; Joy Lawn, Director, MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and Chris Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Recorded on 10/02/2014.

Brent T. Mausbach, PhD examines the role of the caregiver for dementia patients. Learn about the psychological, emotional, and physical consequences of caregiving and what can be done to mitigate their impact. Recorded on 6/24/2015.

Darrell Steinberg, former Senate Pro Tempore for the state of California and visiting professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine, has championed the mental-health needs of the people of Sacramento and California throughout his career. He discusses current policy and shares recent findings that indicate positive outcomes in our communities.

Low testosterone has many health impacts - including fertility issues. How do you know when to seek help and what options are available to treat low T? Dr. T. Mike Hsieh joins host Dr. David Granet to discuss what you should know about men's sexual health. Recorded on 04/17/2015.

Dr. Rebecca Sudore, Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, explains that the goal of advanced care planning is to make sure that the medical care a person gets is the medical care that is in line with her or his life goals and values and to prepare people and their loved ones to make informed choices based on what is most important. Recorded on 05/26/2015.

Pain is common in the setting of serious illness. Dr. Christine Ritchie, UCSF distinguished professor, explains that it is a complex experience influenced by biology, environment and one's emotions and cognitions. While there are many effective medicines for pain, they also have significant side effects. A holistic approach includes pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to pain with input and support from an interdisciplinary team. Recorded on 06/16/2015.

Nearly 44 million adults in the US are providing care for family, partners or friends with disabilities or other needs. Dr. Michael Rabow explores the burdens experienced by the caregivers and resources to help navigate this difficult journey. Recorded on 06/23/2015.

Sandy Feng, MD, Chris Freise, MD and Allison Webber, MD discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with new kidney allocation. Recorded on 04/10/2015.
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