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UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.


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  • Advances in Prosthetic Technology
    Mon, Apr 23, 2018


    Prosthetics have existed for centuries but today's advanced technologies are providing amazing devices to replace missing or impaired parts of the body. Matthew Garibaldi and Richard Nguyen explore these technology-driven advances.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33458]

  • How Safe is Your Cycle? How Safe is Your Saddle? - Cycling to Health
    Mon, Apr 16, 2018


    Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a urologist at Stanford Health Care, and Dr. Roger Minkow, of Roger Minkow Consulting, talk about what you need to know when choosing a bike seat to reduce your risk for urological problems while cycling.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33442]

  • Inside the Effects of Exercise: From Cellular to Psychological Benefits
    Fri, Apr 13, 2018


    The quality of life is as important as the quantity. Eli Puterman explores the health benefits of physical activity. Any exercise matters but more isbetter.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33475]

  • What is Burnout?
    Fri, Apr 6, 2018


    Beating burnout is hard under the best circumstances but even harder when things happen. Here, Dr. Larissa Thomas describes the characteristics of burnout. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33586]

  • You Just Crashed: What Do You Do? - Cycling to Health
    Mon, Apr 2, 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. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33440]

  • The Heart of a Cyclist: Insights from Sports Cardiology
    Fri, Mar 30, 2018


    Long term endurance exercises leads to specific cardiac adaptations, known as athlete's heart. Find out the impacts of lifelong high-intensity endurance training and find out what you need to know to take care of your athlete's heart.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33441]

  • Ways to Turn Off Your Fight or Flight Response
    Fri, Mar 23, 2018


    Jessica Pullins goes over proven methods that help people take control of, and relax, their fight or flight response. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33529]

  • Community Engagement to Promote Health Equity
    Tue, Mar 20, 2018


    Learn more about PRIME-US, a program to nurture, support and equip medical students to become leaders in underserved care. This is a five year supplementary curricular tract at UCSF School of Medicine and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32950]

  • Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms and General Overview
    Fri, Mar 16, 2018


    UCSF Physical Therapist Monika Patel briefly describes both Multiple Sclerosis and its symptoms. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33481]

  • Residency Fellowship and Continuing Education: Becoming a Specialist and a Lifelong Learner
    Tue, Mar 13, 2018


    Even after medical school, learning for doctors continues in the form of residency, fellowship and lifelong learning. Dr. Robert Baron, Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education at UCSF, explains how doctors become specialists and then stay current throughout their careers.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32949]

  • What is a Stroke?
    Fri, Mar 9, 2018


    UCSF Physical Therapist Monika Patel answers the question, what is a stroke? Patel goes on to describe the issues associated with the occurrence of a stroke. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33479]

  • New Skills and Brain Plasticity
    Fri, Mar 9, 2018


    UCSF Physical Therapist Monika Patel goes over brain plasticity and suggests new skills as a way of maintaining it. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33480]

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Using Technology Simulation and Standardized Patients
    Tue, Mar 6, 2018


    There are obvious challenges with skill practice in medical education. Dr. Sandrijn van Schaik looks at how simulation is used and its limits and challenges. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32948]

  • On Lifting Twisting and Forward Bending (Spine Sparing)
    Fri, Mar 2, 2018


    Orthopedic clinical specialist Wendy Katzman looks at avoiding fractures in older age with a focus on skeletal health.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33465]

  • Beating Burnout: Wellness for Students Residents and Fellows and Practicing Physicians
    Mon, Feb 26, 2018


    Beating burnout is hard under the best circumstances but even harder when things happen. Dr. Larissa Thomas explores the factors that contribute to burnout in the medical field, and what to do about it.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32946]

  • How Do I Become a Doctor Anyway?
    Mon, Feb 19, 2018


    If you've ever wondered how to become a doctor, Dr. Lee Jones, UCSF Associate Dean for Students, walks you through what that takes.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32945]

  • A New Way Forward for Medical Education: The New UCSF Bridges Curriculum
    Mon, Feb 12, 2018


    UCSF's medical school designed a curriculum that educates 21st century graduates to deliver measurably excellent health care and advancescience while maximizing learning and wellbeing for students and faculty. The UCSF Bridges Curriculum - which launched in August 2016 - is a three-phase, fully integrated curriculum delivered over four years.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32947]

  • Language Barriers in Medicine
    Mon, Feb 5, 2018


    Dr. Alicia Fernandez brings a social justice perspective to tackle some of the most critical issues that complicate the care of patients with language and immigrations status barriers. At UCSF and SFGH she builds on a foundation of community engagement to tackle health disparities and serve these vulnerable populations. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32943]

  • Optimizing Care for Patients with Limited Health Literacy
    Mon, Feb 5, 2018


    What is health literacy and how does low literacy affect outcomes? UCSF Internal Medicine Division Chief Dean Schillinger explores how medical professionals should interact with vulnerable patients.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33274]

  • Caring for an Immigrant Patient
    Mon, Feb 5, 2018


    Immigrants and their children make up about 25% of the population of the United States. Dr. Margaret Wheeler explores the challenges and procedures for treating immigrant patients. She says that when treating immigrants doctors have to think globally and act locally. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33275]

  • Types of Cholesterol
    Fri, Feb 2, 2018


    Payal Kohli, MD, describes the various types of cholesterol. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33279]

  • Violence as a Health Care Issue: Trauma-informed and Resiliency-promoting Care
    Mon, Jan 29, 2018


    Exposure to trauma — including abuse, neglect, discrimination, and violence — increases an individual’s risk for serious health issues. Dr. Leigh Kimberg, Program Director for PRIME-US for students committed to working with urban undeserved communities, discusses the treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to effects of all types of trauma in patient care.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32942]

  • Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease
    Mon, Jan 22, 2018


    About one in eight households are food insecure, meaning that they have uncertain access to adequate food. UCSF's Dr. Hilary Seligman. a nationally recognized expert in food insecurity, discusses its health implications across the life course, the economic implications and what policy change is needed.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32941]

  • I Have High Cholesterol...What Should I Do?
    Fri, Jan 19, 2018


    Dr. Payal Kohli lists ways for a person to lower their high cholesterol levels. Physical activity, die and cessation of smoking lowers the risk of heart attack. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33270]

  • Strategies for Easing Stress
    Fri, Jan 19, 2018


    Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH, reveals strategies to help alleviate stress. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33276]

  • Quick Stress Relief Activities
    Fri, Jan 19, 2018


    Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH, suggests some quick stress relief exercises. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33277]

  • What Does Bad Cholesterol Do?
    Fri, Jan 19, 2018


    Payal Kohli, MD, illustrates what LDL, "bad," cholesterol does to the body. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33278]

  • Why Not Treat Everyone with Statins?
    Fri, Jan 19, 2018


    Payal Kohli, MD, speaks on various side effects of statins as well as other reasons they are not suitable for all. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33280]

  • Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement
    Fri, Jan 19, 2018


    Dr. Robert Baron, UCSF Professor of Medicine, lists the ways to take an accurate blood pressure reading. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33296]

  • How to Avoid a Lightning Strike
    Fri, Jan 19, 2018


    Lightning injuries range from mild (temporarily stunned) to severe (full cardiac arrest). Dr. Preston Maxim explains the ways one can avoid a lightning strike. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33298]

  • Homelessness in Older Adults: An Emerging Crisis
    Mon, Jan 15, 2018


    People who are homeless use the most expensive parts of the healthcare system. Dr. Margot Kushel looks at older homeless adults and how the healthcare system can better care for them. Living on the street contributes to premature aging; many homeless people in their 50s have physical and cognitive disabilities more commonly seen in people in their 70s or 80s. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32940]

  • Substance Use: Addiction Theories New Treatments and the Role of Doctoring in Society
    Mon, Jan 8, 2018


    9 out of 10 people with substance abuse problems started using by age 18. What puts someone at risk for early onset drug or alcohol use? is is heritable? How are brain circuits involved? UCSF doctors answer these questions and discuss detection, diagnoses and treatment.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32939]

  • Signs of Sciatica
    Fri, Jan 5, 2018


    Learn the signs of sciatica. Lower back pain (LBP) remains the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33152]

  • Access to Care in an Era of Uncertainty
    Tue, Dec 26, 2017


    The US leads the world in per capita health care spending but outcomes lag behind many countries that spend less. Dr. Andy Bindman looks at the ACA, its impact and the republican criticism of it. He explores what he thinks ought to happen to both reduce health care need and costs.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32937]

  • Health Care Disparities and Vulnerable Patients
    Mon, Dec 18, 2017


    Medical research over the last two decades has clearly documented that people of lower socioeconomic status and from minority racial and ethnic backgrounds have worse health, worse access to medical care and often receive a lower standard of health care. Dr. Dean Schillinger and Dr. Alicia Fernandez explore the challenges and successes of caring for vulnerable populations. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32936]

  • Symptoms of Heart Failure
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017


    UCSF cardiologist Dr. Munir Janmohamed discusses the signs and symptoms of heart failure. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33146]

  • How Heart Failure is Diagnosed
    Fri, Dec 15, 2017


    UCSF cardiologist Dr. Munir Janmohamed discusses the signs and symptoms of heart failure. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33147]

  • My Aching Knees - Osteoarthritis: Prevention Detection and Treatment
    Mon, Dec 11, 2017


    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, often occurring often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, and fingers. Get the latest on what you can do to prevent, detect and treat the condition. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32935]

  • Breast Cancer: Optimizing Early Detection and Personalized Treatment
    Mon, Dec 4, 2017


    Breast cancer screening is important for all women. Get the latest on screening tests for breast cancer and what the current recommendations are. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32934]

  • Dangers of a High Sodium Diet
    Fri, Dec 1, 2017


    Dr. Van Selby discusses consequences of consuming a high sodium diet. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33148]

  • Artificial Intelligence: What it is Why it Matters and the Future of Machine Learning in Clinical Imaging
    Mon, Nov 27, 2017


    Machine learning can augment clinical and research activities in many ways. Find out the latest on the future of machine learning in clinical imaging.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32933]

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Common Symptoms
    Fri, Nov 24, 2017


    Learn about the common features of degenerative disc disease. Lower back pain (LBP) remains the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33086]

  • Prostate Health: Risk Detection and Optimizing Personalized Treatment
    Mon, Nov 20, 2017


    Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Get the latest on risk, detection and treatment.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 32931]

  • Back and Neck Pain: Precision Spine Diagnosis Guides Therapy
    Mon, Nov 13, 2017


    Discover the latest tools used to diagnose and treat back and neck pain.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 32930]

  • Getting Your Bell Rung What is a Sub-Concussive Blow?
    Fri, Nov 10, 2017


    Dr. Gil Rabinovici discusses getting one's bell rung or, as it's known in the medical field: a sub-concussive blow. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33038]

  • Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
    Fri, Nov 10, 2017


    Find out the common symptoms of spinal stenosis. Lower back pain (LBP) remains the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33064]

  • Symptoms of CTE
    Fri, Nov 3, 2017


    Dr. Gil Rabinovici explores CTE, a progressive disorder with symptoms appearing years to decades after exposure to repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (concussions and sub-concussive).Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33037]

  • Soccer The Brain and CTE
    Fri, Oct 27, 2017


    Dr. Gil Rabinovici explores CTE, a progressive disorder with symptoms appearing years to decades after exposure to repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (concussions and sub-concussive). Rabinovici discusses CTE's occurrence in the world's most popular sport, soccer. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33036]

  • What is a Concussion?
    Fri, Oct 27, 2017


    Dr. Gil Rabinovici shares the details and definition of the oft-heard brain injury known as concussion. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33039]

  • Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers
    Fri, Sep 29, 2017


    How can you live well with an incurable disease? Dr. Steven Pantilat, an expert in hospice and palliative care, talks with journalist Katie Hafer about innovative approaches for dealing with serious illness. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32350]

  • Opioids: The Alarming Data
    Fri, Sep 29, 2017


    Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, discusses disturbing data on the opioid issue in America. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32861]

  • The Digital Doctor: Hope Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age with Dr. Robert Wachter
    Fri, Sep 22, 2017


    Dr. Robert Wachter discusses his book "The Digital Doctor" that explores the complex interaction of medicine and information technology. Medicine is both an enormous business and a distinctly human endeavor which makes the interaction of medicine and information technology very complex.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32349]

  • Children and Acetaminophen
    Fri, Sep 22, 2017


    Even substances that seem harmless can be extremely dangerous if ingested in large quantities by children. Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, shares insight into the dangers of providing acetaminophen to children. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32860]

  • Bites and Stings: The Venomous Truth
    Tue, Sep 19, 2017


    In the wilderness there is an obvious danger of being bitten by snakes, insects and arthropods. Dr. Susanne Spano offers advice on what to do in case you meet are bitten by a venomous creature far from medical help.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32546]

  • What is Lead? Where is Lead?
    Fri, Sep 15, 2017


    There are toxins throughout our environment that can cause significant harm. Dr. Timur Durrani discusses the metal Lead, a common toxin. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32858]

  • Children and Laundry Detergent Pods
    Fri, Sep 15, 2017


    Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, shares the data and problems associated with children being around laundry detergent pods. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32859]

  • Opioid Therapy and the Decade of Pain Control
    Fri, Sep 15, 2017


    Dr. Lawrence Poree considers the recent history of prescription painkillers including legal and political aspects. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32862]

  • Heightened Expectations: The Rise of the Human Growth Hormone Industry in America with Aimee Medeiros
    Mon, Sep 11, 2017


    Aimee Medeiros discusses her book "Heightened Expectations" withElena Conis. They explore the history of American's ideas about height and how short stature, particularly in boys, became a "disease" in need of medical treatment - which spawned the multibillion dollar human growth industry. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32346]

  • Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon with Dr. Paul Blanc
    Fri, Sep 8, 2017


    When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protective steps are taken? Dr. Paul Blanc discusses his book "Fake Silk"that explores cellulose viscose, an industrial hazard whose egregious history ranks with those of asbestos, lead, and mercury.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32347]

  • Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments Longer Lives and Where to Draw the Line with Sharon Kaufman
    Tue, Sep 5, 2017


    Where is the line between ‘enough’ and ‘too much’ treatment? That is the topic of Sharon Kaufman's book that explores how any technology or practice that prevents death became the ordinary standard of care. She and palliative care doctor Dawn Gross discuss how improving technologies for extending life intensify debates about the issues surrounding aging and dying. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32348]

  • Sensing Light with Dr. Mark Jacobson
    Mon, Sep 4, 2017


    UCSF Professor Emeritus Dr. Mark Jacobson is interviewed by Dr. Susa Coffey about his novel "Sensing Light."The book focuses on the HIV/AIDS outbreak from the perspective of the medical professionals who found themselves on the front lines trying to treat this horrific new disease.From the first encounter through the decades of hard work that followed, medical science attempted to identify ways to contain and treat the illness.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32345]

  • Lightning Injuries and Hyperthermia
    Mon, Sep 4, 2017


    Dr. Preston Maxim explores two situations that may require emergency aid: lightning injury and hyperthermia. Lightning injuries range from mild (temporarily stunned) to severe (full cardiac arrest). Hyperthermia, overheated body, has many stages and can be very dangerous. Find out what you can do as a bystander or a victim. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32547]

  • Biomechanics and Injury
    Fri, Sep 1, 2017


    R. Trigg McClellan, MD, UCSF department of Orthopaedic Surgery, looks at the basics of biomechanics and recent findings. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32830]

  • Backcountry Trauma and Improvisation
    Mon, Aug 28, 2017


    Before you head to the back country get tips from Dr. Judy Klein, emergency medicine specialist, so you know what to do if you find yourself in an emergency medical situation far from professional help. Get tips on the essential first aid kit and learn potentially life-saving techniques. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32501]

  • The Idea Behind Regenerative Medicine
    Fri, Aug 25, 2017


    Chelsea Bahney, MD, explains the idea behind regenerative medicine, a topic dealing with replacing, engineering and regenerating human cells in order to return normal function to the body.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32834]

  • Infectious Diseases in Low Resource Settings
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017


    Dr. Andi Tenner, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine, explores how to keep yourself and others safe and healthy in remote settings where medical care may be scarce. Tenner discusses some common diseases and offers prevention and treatment tips.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32416]

  • Marine Envenomations
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017


    Coral, sea urchins, venomous fish, and stingrays can all inject venom into their targets causing pain and wounds that must be treated. Dr. Dan Repplinger explains how to recognize and treat these injuries. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32457]

  • Dive Medicine
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017


    Starting with a fascinating history of diving, Dr. Stephen Hoffman explores various causes, effects, and symptoms of diving accidents and complications.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32456]

  • Acclimatization: What You Need to Know
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017


    If you are hiking, skiing, climbing or just visiting at altitude higher than 8,000 feet you may experience altitude sickness. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell discusses the keys to helping the human body adjust to high altitude. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32808]

  • Altitude and Alcohol
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017


    If you are hiking, skiing, climbing or just visiting at altitude higher than 8,000 feet you may experience altitude sickness. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell warns of the dangers of drinking alcohol at high altitude. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32809]

  • When to See a Physical Therapist
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017


    UCSF Physical Therapist Heather Bhide discusses when a person should seek out physical therapy. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32811]

  • Too Fit to Fracture: Guidelines for Skeletal Health and Aging
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017


    Orthopedic clinical specialist Wendy Katzman looks at avoiding fractures in older age with a focus on skeletal health.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32392]

  • Splinting and Evacuation
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017


    A broken bone in the wilderness may require splinting and evacuation. Find out how to create a temporary splint to immobilize the affected area and then evacuate the patient with emergency medicine expert Dr. Louis Yu.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32561]

  • What is Proprioception?
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017


    UCSF Physical Therapist Heather Bhide explores balance and movement with a discussion on human proprioception. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32803]

  • Rebooting Pelvic Health: Staying Continent and Pain-Free
    Tue, Aug 8, 2017


    Pelvic floor dysfunction physical therapists provide tips for maintaining pelvic health to stay continent and pain-free.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32391]

  • Back to Basics: Guidelines For a Healthy Spine
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017


    Lower back pain (LBP) remains the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries. Find out what you can do to reduce your LBP. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32390]

  • Getting Under Your Skin: The Role of Fascia in Movement and Function
    Mon, Jul 31, 2017


    Fascia, or connective tissue, helps muscles communicate. See how to keep this important part of your body supple to improve your mobility and decrease pain.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32389]

  • When Your World Spins Out of Control: How Your Inner Ear and Brain Work Together for Perception Balance and Movement
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017


    UCSF Physical Therapists explore the how the inner ear works with the brain in an effort to help patients with perception, balance and movement. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32388]

  • Hypothermia and Cold Emergencies
    Fri, Jul 21, 2017


    Hypothermia is a potentially dangerous drop in body temperature. If the temperature drops too low it is a medical emergency. Emergency medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell explains the risk factors and the signs and symptoms of hypothermia so that it can be managed as soon as possible.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32414]

  • High Altitude Illness
    Fri, Jul 21, 2017


    If you are hiking, skiing, climbing or just visiting at altitude higher than 8,000 feet you may experience altitude sickness. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell covers the symptoms and what you should do if you show any of the signs. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32415]

  • Train the Brain: Exploring the Brain-Body Connection in Neurological Rehabilitation
    Mon, Jul 17, 2017


    UCSF Physical Therapists Catherine Printz and Monika Patel explore neurological physical therapy.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32387]

  • Bones and Joints: Trauma
    Mon, Jul 10, 2017


    Learn about trauma and bone injuries in North America and internationally. See what research is being done to improve care of patients with bone injuries.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32119]

  • Bones and Joints: Pain Management
    Mon, Jul 3, 2017


    Explore pain management options for the common orthopaedic conditions of low back pain and knee osteoarthritis. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32118]

  • Bones and Joints: The Skeleton
    Mon, Jun 26, 2017


    The skeleton is remarkably engineered to provide structural support, protect vital parts and facilitate movement. Discover bone biomechanics and how we can leverage the properties of bone to better engineer skeletal repair.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32117]

  • Sexual Health and Survivorship of Gynecologic Cancer
    Mon, Jun 19, 2017


    Surviving gynecologic cancer means follow-up care and regaining sexual health. Learn how often to be seen and what tests are needed. Learn how to manage symptoms from medication, surgery, and chemotherapy. Almost all cancer treatments have the potential to alter sexual function which represents a major quality of life issue. With treatment, many patients can have improved functioning.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32080]

  • A Look Inside The Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
    Mon, Jun 19, 2017


    If you suffer a life- or limb-threatening injury in San Francisco, the ambulance will bring you to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. There, a team of UCSF Orthopaedic Department surgeons, specially trained to mend complex fractures all over the body, are there to help. Meet some of them as they review the educational programs, basic research, clinical research and outreach programs.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32122]

  • Gynecologic Cancer Treatment
    Mon, Jun 12, 2017


    Explore treatments, other than surgery, to treat gynecologic cancer: radiation, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32079]

  • Bones and Joints: Spine Neck and Lower Back Injuries
    Mon, Jun 12, 2017


    Doctors from UCSF department of Orthopaedic Surgery look at injuries to the spine, neck and lower back.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32121]

  • Gynecologic Cancer Prevention
    Mon, Jun 5, 2017


    Find out the ways you can reduce your risk of gynecologic cancers. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms and prevention of cancers such as ovarian, uterine, and cervical. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32078]

  • Bones and Joints: Diabetes
    Mon, Jun 5, 2017


    Diabetes complications include limb disorders. Find out about preventative measures for diabetic foot care, and diabetic amputation.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32120]

  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
    Mon, May 29, 2017


    Dr. Stefanie Ueda and Dr. Lee-may Chen explain the advances in gynecological surgeries. They also look at preoperative procedures for surgeries such as hysterectomy and ovarian cancer surgery.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32077]

  • The American Diet Gone Bad: Refined Grains
    Fri, May 26, 2017


    Dr. Robert Baron, UCSF Professor of Medicine, highlights the importance of switching to a whole grain diet. The healthiest diet limit sugars, refined grains, and large amounts of saturated and trans fat. He advises to eat fruits and vegetables, healthy oils, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32421]

  • What is a Serving of Grain?
    Fri, May 26, 2017


    Dr. Robert Baron, UCSF Professor of Medicine, demonstrates a practical method in determining a healthy serving size of food. The healthiest diet limit sugars, refined grains, and large amounts of saturated and trans fat. He advises to eat fruits and vegetables, healthy oils, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32422]

  • Genetics of Gynecologic Cancers
    Mon, May 22, 2017


    Genetics underlies all cancers. Early-onset cancer, multiple primaries, family history, and ancestry can suggest inherited risk. UCSF Dr. Jocelyn Chapman and genetic counselor Julie Mak explain that genetic testing with multi-gene tests identify inherited risk and can improve early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer. But tests vary widely in quality and scope. Find out what you need to know to make the best decisions about managing complex genetic information. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32076]

  • Winning the War on Women's Cancer - Introduction to Women’s Cancers
    Mon, May 15, 2017


    Learn about the risk factors, prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers: ovarian cancer, uterine (endometrial) cancer, and cervical cancer Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32075]

  • Toxic Creatures: Bites and Stings
    Mon, May 8, 2017


    Learn about creatures that can bite, sting and release a toxin. Emergency medicine doctor Daniel Repplinger talks about the clinical presentation and treatment for run-ins with snakes, spiders and scorpions native to the US.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32086]

  • Pet Ownership Protects Us Against Allergies
    Fri, May 5, 2017


    Dr. Homer Boushey discusses the links between pet ownership and protection against allergies. The hygiene hypothesis, the notion that modern cleanliness causes a lack of stimulation of the immune system in early development, suggests that modern cleanliness makes children more vulnerable to allergies. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32371]

  • Street Drugs: What's Out There and Just How Bad is It?
    Mon, May 1, 2017


    Drugs, especially ones that are created with an array of toxic chemicals and sold on the street, pose serious health threats. Learn about the very real dangers from the latest designer and adulterated street drugs with Dr. Kathy Vo, a UCSF emergency medicine expert. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32085]

  • Toxic Plants Fungi and Herbal Supplements
    Mon, Apr 24, 2017


    Substances that might seem innocent can be toxic. Dr. Kent Olson is the Medical Director of the San Francisco Poison Control System. He helps us understand when plants and fungi can be toxic and how to avoid misbegotten uses of herbal medications. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32084]

  • There's No Place Like Home...For Life-Threatening Pediatric Poisoning
    Mon, Apr 17, 2017


    Even substances that seem harmless can be extremely dangerous if ingested in large quantities by children. Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, helps you know what to keep out of reach of children.Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32083]

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