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Professor of Clinical Dermatology at UCSF, Timothy Berger, MD examines the many challenges a cyclist's skin can face while out riding, including saddle sores and skin cancer. Please note: This program contains graphic medical imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which teaches participants how to navigate and integrate the challenges and adventures of everyday life. He is also the author of several best-selling books on the topic of mindfulness, including Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are. Recorded on 02/16/2018.

So you crashed your bike...if you spend time on two wheels, it is inevitable. Dr. Justin Bosley, Emergency Physician and Sports Medicine Physician, explains what to do right away and days, weeks and months later.

Back pain is common and a specific cause can be difficult to identify. UCSF doctor explains back pain myths, diagnoses, management options and risk factors you can control. Then an orthotic specialist discuss different braces. Recorded on 03/01/2018.

You can't fix healthcare until you fix health. You can't fix health until you fix the diet. You can't fix the diet until you know what's wrong. Endocrinologist Robert Lustig, Dentist Cristen Kearns and Health Policy Expert Laura Schmidt explore how the US food system is going wrong.

Flavio Vincenti, MD; Professor of Medicine and Surgery; Endowed Chair of Kidney Transplantation, UCSF. Recorded on 05/18/2018.

Norah Terrault, MD; Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery; Director of Viral Hepatitis Research in Liver Transplantation, UCSF. Recorded on 05/18/2018.

California State Assembly Member David Chiu, representing the 17th Assembly District, discusses the future of health policy in California. Moderated by Dr. Andrew Bindman UCSF Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Professor of Health Policy at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Presented by the UCSF Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP). Recorded on 05/02/2018.

Across the tree of life, we can trace cancer vulnerabilities back to the origins of multicellularity. Cancer is observed in almost all multicellular phyla, including lineages leading to plants, fungi, and animals. However, species vary remarkably in their susceptibility to cancer. Amy Boddy (UCSB Integrated Anthropological Sciences Unit) discusses how this variation in cancer susceptibility is characterized by life history trade-offs, as cancer defense mechanisms are a major component of a body's maintenance. She also looks at how understanding these trade-offs in the context of evolution may help explain the variability we see in cancer susceptibility across human populations. Recorded on 07/18/2018.

Doctors sometimes have to give a patient bad news. But time pressures or a lack of awareness of the patient's position can mean vital information doesn't get through. That can cause more anxiety for patients already struggling with a difficult situation.

Learn how to prevent and treat osteoporosis with Gina Woods, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist. She discusses how to preserve bone health, prevent fractures, and manage osteoporosis care with treatments that may include diet modification, exercise and medication. Recorded on 10/10/2018.

Bruce Blumberg, PhD, UC Irvine Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology and leader in the field of "obesogens," discusses the role of exposures that disrupt our endocrine systems in the obesity epidemic. Obesogens are a chemicals that can interfere with hormones and can cause weight gain. Recorded on 09/21/2018.

Michele La Merrill, PhD, MPH, UC Davis Professor of Environmental Toxicology, discusses how calories are burned and whether some chemicals make it harder for us to burn calories and stay slim. Recorded on 09/21/2018.

Wolfram Alderson, MS, a social impact innovator and expert, discusses how we can remove toxins from our personal ecosystems and our communities. Recorded on 09/21/2018.
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