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Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Polio is in NY. If cases rise, will US need booster shots?

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 50:09


Polio cases have been identified in New York City, London, and Israel. But as long as you're vaccinated, you should be protected, says UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. The warrant used in the FBI's raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home shows that the former president is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice and violations of the Espionage Act. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin on Sunday, warning of increased online threats against law enforcement officials. Ursula, the villain in Disney's “The Little Mermaid,” is an important milestone in Disney's portrayal of queer characters, says LA Times writer Tracy Brown. In the new album “Preacher's Daughter,” Hayden Anhedönia (aka Ethel Cain) tells the story of a young woman trying to fit a mold that wasn't meant for her.

Cardionerds
227. CCC: Positive Pressure Ventilation in the CICU with Dr. Sam Brusca, Dr. Chris Barnett, and Dr. Burton Lee

Cardionerds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 65:40


The modern CICU has evolved to include patients with complex pulmonary mechanics requiring more non-invasive and mechanical ventilation. Series co-chairs Dr. Eunice Dugan and Dr. Karan Desai along with CardioNerds Co-founder Dr. Amit Goyal were joined by FIT lead, Dr. Sam Brusca, who has completed his NIH Critical Care and UCSF Cardiology fellow and currently faculty at USCF. We were fortunate enough to have two expert discussants: Dr. Burton Lee, Head of Medical Education and Global Critical Care within the National Institutes of Health Critical Care Medicine Department and master clinician educator with the ATS Scholar's Critical Care for Non-Intensivists program, and Dr. Chris Barnett, ACC Critical Care Cardiology council member and Section Chair of Critical Care Cardiology at UCSF.  In this episode, these experts discuss the basics of mechanical ventilation, including the physiology/pathophysiology of negative and positive pressure breathing, a review of ventilator modes, and a framework for outlining the goals of mechanical ventilation. They proceed to apply these principles to patients in the CICU, specifically focusing on patients with RV predominant failure due to pulmonary hypertension and patients with LV predominant failure. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, student doctor, Shivani Reddy. The CardioNerds Cardiac Critical Care Series is a multi-institutional collaboration made possible by contributions of stellar fellow leads and expert faculty from several programs, led by series co-chairs, Dr. Mark Belkin, Dr. Eunice Dugan, Dr. Karan Desai, and Dr. Yoav Karpenshif. Pearls • Notes • References • Production Team CardioNerds Cardiac Critical Care PageCardioNerds Episode PageCardioNerds AcademyCardionerds Healy Honor Roll CardioNerds Journal ClubSubscribe to The Heartbeat Newsletter!Check out CardioNerds SWAG!Become a CardioNerds Patron! Pearls and Quotes - Positive Pressure Ventilation in the CICU Respiratory distress, during spontaneous negative pressure breathing can lead to high transpulmonary pressures and potentially large tidal volumes. This will increase both RV afterload (by increasing pulmonary vascular resistance) and LV afterload (by increasing LV wall stress). An analogy for the impact of negative pleural pressure during spontaneous respiration on LV function is that of a person jumping over a hurdle. The height of the hurdle does not increase, but the ground starts to sink, so it is still harder to jump over. Intubation in patients with right ventricular failure is a tenuous situation, especially in patients with chronic RV failure and remodeling (increased RV thickness, perfusion predominantly during diastole, RV pressure near or higher than systemic pressure). The key tenant to safe intubation is avoiding hypotension, utilizing induction agents such as ketamine or etomidate, infusing pressors, and potentially even performing awake intubations. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in HFrEF has hemodynamic effects similar to a cocktail of IV inotropes, dilators, and diuretics. CPAP decreases pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (LV preload), decreases systemic vascular resistance (afterload), and increases cardiac output. Airway pressure during mechanical ventilation is based on the “equation of motion”: Pressure = Volume/Compliance + Flow*Resistance + PEEP. Our goals of oxygenation on mechanical ventilation include achieving acceptable PaO2/Sat with the lowest FiO2 possible (avoiding oxygen toxicity) and optimal PEEP (which increases oxygenation but can have detrimental impact on cardiac output) Our goals of ventilation on mechanical ventilation include achieving acceptable pH and PaCO2 while preventing ventilator induced lung injury and avoiding auto-PEEP. We prevent lung injury by reducing tidal volume (ideally

GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast
Palliative Care Pioneer: Susan Block

GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 37:55 Very Popular


Today we have the honor of interviewing Susan Block, MD, one of the pioneering leaders in the fields of palliative care, particularly psychosocial aspects of palliative care.  Susan led the Project on Death in America's Faculty Scholars program, used her dual training in internal medicine and psychiatry to shine a light on psychosocial aspects of palliative care, and founded the Department of Psychosocial Care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.   We talk with Susan about how far the field has come, from early days when the attending physician would decide which patients were DNR and place a black “no code” dot in the chart.  We talk about challenges facing the field today.  In particular, she reminds us that when we think about the most challenging of our patient encounters, they almost always involve a complex psychosocial dynamic, and this has received far less attention than communication and symptom management issues.   We delighted to be joined by Brian Block, pulmonary/critical care faculty at UCSF and frequent guest host on GeriPal…and also nephew to Susan. -@AlexSmithMD  Links: -PDIA Faculty Scholars Program -Serious Illness Conversation Guide podcast -Therapeutic presence in the time of covid podcast

KZYX News
Abortion access constrained even where it remains legal

KZYX News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 6:28


August 4, 2022 — Abortion remains legal in California, but there have been barriers to access since well before the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. In Mendocino county, where poverty is high and roads are long, religious hospitals and federally funded clinics dominate the healthcare landscape. But the pandemic has legitimized telehealth, and the use of abortion pills is on the rise. Organizations whose mission it is to increase access are flush with volunteers. Gloria Martinez, the Senior Director of Operations at Planned Parenthood Northern California, said her affiliate calls on an organization called Access Reproductive Justice about once a week to give patients a ride or airfare, or even to help cover the cost of abortion. Access Reproductive Justice is not accepting applications for volunteers at this time due to overwhelming interest. Martinez says Planned Parenthood is upping its availability. “We're actually doing good on access,” she said. “Which means that most individuals can access an appointment within seven days…the reason we've been able to maintain our access as such — and in some cases, depending on the week and the location, they can get in sooner than the seven days — the reason we have been able to maintain that level of access is we've been planning for it by increasing hours, making sure we have more evening hours availab.e weekend hours as well, and then alsoy increasing our staffing and the number of staff members who are trained to provide abortion services, not just providers, but also frontline staff.” But religious hospitals, which manage one out of five hospital beds in the country, and all the hospitals in Mendocino County, routinely deny abortion care. In 2019, when the Mendocino Coast Healthcare District Board was looking for a larger hospital to take over the small hospital in Fort Bragg, the ACLU sent the board a letter reminding it that, as a public entity, the MCHD was required under the California Constitution to provide abortion services. The letter urged the board “to prioritize partnership with an entity that will not restrict care at MCDH based on religious doctrine.” Dawn Hofberg is a retired Physician Assistant who is part of a reproductive access group that worked to make sure that medication abortions remained available in the former North Coast Family Clinic before it transferred to Adventist control. “It seemed like there was an agreement that whatever services were currently being provided in the community would be continued by Adventist, should they take over,” she recalled. “Of course, the biggest thing on the table was OB-GYN, which was eliminated…we could see that OB-GYN was going to be taken away, but we decided to form this group to make sure that some kind of abortion services on the coast would continue. We would very much like to have both medical abortion and surgical be options for our community, but at this point, all surgical abortions are done in Ukiah or Santa Rosa, through Planned Parenthood or other private clinics.” The Adventist clinic provides medication abortion about once or twice a month, with referrals from Mendocino Coast Clinics through its Blue Door program. Mendocino Coast Clinics is prohibited from offering abortions because it is a federally funded clinic and the Hyde Amendment to the Medicaid appropriation prevents the use of federal funds for abortion services. Adventist would not discuss its abortion policies with us, but in 2019, during a proposed merger with another hospital in Delano, Adventist Health told the Attorney General that, while “Medical abortions are performed in Adventist Health facilities…Abortions are not performed on demand, without medical justification.” In non-life threatening situations where a pregnant woman requests an abortion, the hospital convenes an ethics committee to make a recommendation. Hospitals have long been allowed to deny patients certain kinds of healthcare, even when it was supposed to be a constitutional right. Lori Freedman is a sociologist and Associate Professor at UCSF, and a researcher with the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. “We have a lot of conscience protections in the United States,” she said. “Some scholars have called it conscience creep. Initially, when abortion was legalized in 1973, there was the first conscience clause, the Church Amendment, that said no one would be forced to provide abortions. But importantly, that got broadened to cover institutions. Once it was determined that institutions have conscience rights, that paved the way for all Catholic hospitals to have a doctrine” which overrode the consciences of the people who work within the hospitals. Freedman said there is a lot of good abortion legislation going forward in California, but she can't think of a way that any of it would affect the protections that religious hospitals enjoy. On the national level, she would like to see the repeal of the Weldon Amendment, which withholds federal funding from public entities that practice so-calld discrimination against other entities that refuse to provide abortion services. Freedman reflected that, “The Weldon is insidious, because it prevents us from making policy changes that will impact institutions that are institutionally constraining care.” She does think it's important for people to know about, so that patients and healthcare providers can make choices about where to seek care. “But these are all individual level solutions, and what we really need is a structural one, so it's hard,” she conceded. And the Supreme Court does remain relevant, even in California, where its decision to overturn Roe led to a slate of protective legislative and budget measures. Freedman cautioned that “One of the key points in this time period is that the Supreme Court is so pro-religious rights that any court case that would attempt to change the status quo could result in really worse law than already exists.

Women Over 70
187 Dr. Louann Brizendine: The Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond

Women Over 70

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 35:43


The Upgrade is a gateway for the best years of our livesFor years, women have been told by society to dread the second half of life, with no support available beyond expensive ointments and procedures promising to reverse the signs of aging. But thanks to Dr. Louann Brizendine's latest book: The Upgrade: How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond, that's all about to change. Dr. Brizendine, bestselling author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain, Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and founder of UCSF's Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic. delivers actionable, science-backed steps for preserving brain health. A Stanford Study affirms that people get happier with each decade of their lives up until their 90s. With compassionate and ongoing self-care we become more available to ourselves and others who need us. Diet, exercise, sleep and mindset all aid cognitive health. Dr. Brizendine shares intimate stories in a lively and upbeat way that emphasizes there is nothing selfish about paying attention to our bodies in order to be the best we can be. The Upgrade is a gateway for the best years of our lives - Dr Louann BrizendineThe Upgrade is the time of life where things get better. As your hormones change, the fluctuations that make things feel stressful float away and a new clarity takes hold. The hormone swings that helped you through childbearing and rearing are no longer needed. Your body chemistry adjusts to bring you calm, directness, and focus. You have time to focus on yourself again.

Derate The Hate
What Role Does Fear and Trust Play in the Gun Safety Debate? DTH Episode 121

Derate The Hate

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 59:42


What role does fear and trust play in the gun safety debate? I recently sat down for a follow up conversation on the topic of gun safety with 2 friends of mine from Braver Angels. In December of 2021, I conducted a round table event with some friends on the same topic. A lot of things were left unsaid and unresolved in that conversation, as many conversations go when it comes to contentious topics. I asked my friends Mark Beckwith and Paul Norris to rejoin me for this follow-up conversation.Paul Norris graduated from UC Berkeley. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a masters' in counseling. A gun owner from age 12, he is an NRA Benefactor member and an advocate for gun safety. He worked at Apple Computer and UCSF in software development and the application of software to business and human needs. He is currently retired but still works part time in counseling. He is active in Braver Angels, serving as a moderator and state coordinator. Mark Beckwith Is a a bishop in the Episcopal Church and a long-time gun violence prevention activist. Mark is one of the co-founders of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.  Mark too is a leader in Braver Angels. He is passionate about helping people move beyond the confines of their political and religious silos in order to find common ground. Be sure to check out our show notes for the link to Mark's recently published book “Seeing the Unseen, Beyond Prejudices, Paradigms and Party Lines”.Mark and I also recently participated in a discussion on the Braver Angels Podcast:Braving the Gun Divide | Mark Beckwith & Wilk Wilkinson with Ciaran O'ConnorWhat have you done today to make your life a better life? What have you done today to make the world a better place? The world is a better place if we are better people, and that begins with each of us leading a better life. Be kind to one another, be grateful for everything you've got, and make each and every day the day that you want it to be!Please follow The Derate The Hate podcast on Facebook, MeWe, Instagram, Twitter . Subscribe to us wherever you enjoy your audio. Please leave us a rating and feedback. Send me a message on any media platform or subscribe directly from our sites. Let us know about someone you think should be on our podcast, and if we book them for a conversation, I'll send you a free gift! Not on social media? You can share your thoughts directly with me at wilk@wilksworld.comI look forward to hearing from you!Please check out our affiliates page by clicking HERE!

Mindspace Podcast: Inspiring Wellbeing
Dr. Robert Grant on Internal Family Systems Therapy

Mindspace Podcast: Inspiring Wellbeing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 97:48


“What's healing is the self to part relationship. And that relationship gets built based on the part being able to tell its story without repercussions.” In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Robert Grant. Dr. Grant is an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, a ketamine-assisted psychotherapist, a pulmonary physician, a professor of medicine at UCSF, a former researcher in HIV prevention and treatment, and a cofounder of the Healing Realms Center (healingrealmscenter.com). The Healing Realms Center is a clinic specializing in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Dr. Grant is especially well known for his work as an IFS therapist specializing in ketamine treatments. IFS was developed by Dr. Richard C. Schwartz. It is a therapy based on the notion that the human mind is made up of inner parts. And healing involves the cultivation of harmony among these parts. It is commonly used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress. In this interview Dr. Joe and Dr. Grant explored: - How his research into preventing HIV led him to studying IFS - What “parts” mean in the IFS model - The three most common types of parts: Managers, Exiles, and Firefighters - What “self” mean in the context of IFS - How parts become burdened by trauma - The role of “self” in healing - The 6 F's: Find, Focus, Flesh it out, Feel, beFriend, and Fear - What ‘unblending' is - Why IFS fits so well with psychedelics

Story in the Public Square
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Story in the Public Square

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 28:35


We grow up being educated on the power of science to explain the physical world.  But Dr. Elena Conis offers a more complex view of the role of science in public life—and the stories and understanding it offers all of us as we grapple with everything from pesticides, to vaccines, and climate change. Conis is a writer and historian of medicine, public health and the environment and an affiliate of Berkeley's Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society and the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.  Prior to joining the Graduate School of Journalism, she was a professor of history and the Mellon Fellow in Health and Humanities at Emory University.  She was also award-winning health columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where she wrote the “Esoterica Medica,” “Nutrition Lab,” and “Supplements” columns.  Conis' current research focuses on scientific controversies, science denial, and the public understanding of science, and has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine, and the Science History Institute.  Her first book, “Vaccine Nation: America's Changing Relationship with Immunization,” received the Arthur J. Viseltear Award from the American Public Health Association and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title and a Science Pick of the Week by the journal Nature.  Her latest book is “How to Sell a Poison: The Rise, Fall and Toxic Return of DDT.”  She holds a Ph.D. in the history of health sciences from UCSF, master's degrees in journalism and public health from Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in biology from Columbia University.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 08.08.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 58:14 Very Popular


HEALTH NEWS   Cocoa flavanols may be able to reduce blood pressure Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice Smells experienced in nature evoke positive wellbeing Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says Zinc plus antioxidants: A cost-effective solution to macular degeneration? Passive exercise offers same brain health benefits as active movements, study finds Cocoa flavanols may be able to reduce blood pressure University of Surrey (UK), July 23, 2022 A recent study found that cocoa flavanols can effectively lower blood pressure in people with ideal blood pressure, but not when it was already low, as well as reduce arterial stiffness.  Researchers of the current study note that previous controlled clinical intervention studies have demonstrated the blood pressure-decreasing and arterial stiffness-reducing effects of cocoa flavanols (CF) in healthy humans. However, as these studies were in tightly controlled settings, the researchers wanted to see how well this intervention played out in real-life scenarios. The researchers used an n-of-1 study design, where a small number of participants were exposed to the same intervention or the placebo multiple times. They then compared the results for each individual as well as between individuals.  The study included eleven healthy adults who received alternating doses of cocoa flavanol capsules and placebo capsules for eight days.  The results showed that cocoa flavanols were effective in lowering blood pressure and reducing arterial stiffness.  One concern about using cocoa flavanols to lower blood pressure is the risk of the blood pressure dropping too low. However, in this study, researchers found that the cocoa had less impact when blood pressure was lower, indicating it was a potentially safe intervention.  Prof. Christian Heiss, study author and professor of cardiovascular medicine, explained to MNT:  “The study confirms that cocoa flavanols can lower blood pressure and improve arterial stiffness. The new thing is that it does so in the normal life of healthy people and only lowers it if it is ‘high' even in the ‘normal range.” Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice Karolinska Institutet, August 5, 2022 Turning down the thermostat seems to make it harder for cancer cells to grow, according to a study in mice by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that chilly temperatures activate heat-producing brown fat that consumes the sugars the tumors need to thrive. Similar metabolic mechanisms were found in a cancer patient exposed to a lowered room temperature. "We found that cold-activated brown adipose tissue competes against tumors for glucose and can help inhibit tumor growth in mice," says Professor Yihai Cao at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, and corresponding author. "Our findings suggest that cold exposure could be a promising novel approach to cancer therapy, although this needs to be validated in larger clinical studies." The study compared tumor growth and survival rates in mice with various types of cancer, including colorectal, breast and pancreatic cancers, when exposed to cold versus warm living conditions. Mice acclimatized to temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius had significantly slower tumor growth and lived nearly twice as long compared with mice in rooms of 30 degrees Celsius. They found that cold temperatures triggered significant glucose uptake in brown adipose tissue, also known as brown fat, a type of fat that is responsible for keep the body warm during cold conditions. At the same time, the glucose signals were barely detectable in the tumor cells. When the researchers removed either the brown fat or a protein crucial for its metabolism called UCP1, the beneficial effect of the cold exposure was essentially wiped out and the tumors grew at a pace on par with those that were exposed to higher temperatures. Similarly, feeding tumor-bearing mice with a high sugar drink also obliterated the effect of cold temperatures and restored tumor growth. "Interestingly, high sugar drinks seem to cancel out the effect of cold temperatureson cancer cells, suggesting that limiting glucose supply is probably one of the most important methods for tumor suppression," Yihai Cao says.   Smells experienced in nature evoke positive wellbeing University of Kent (UK), August 5, 2022 Smells experienced in nature can make us feel relaxed, joyful, and healthy, according to new research led by the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE). Smells were found to play an important role in delivering well-being benefits from interacting with nature, often with a strong link to people's personal memories, and specific ecological characteristics and processes (e.g. fallen leaves rotting in the winter). Researchers found that smells affected multiple types of human well-being, with physical well-being noted most frequently, particularly in relation to relaxation, comfort and rejuvenation. Absence of smell was also perceived to improve physical well-being, providing a cleansing environment due to the removal of pollution and unwanted smells associated with urban areas, and therefore enabling relaxation. Relaxation reduces stress and lowers cortisol levels, which is often linked to a multitude of diseases, and so these findings could be particularly significant to public health professionals. The research, carried out in woodland settings across four seasons, also found that smells evoked memories related to childhood activities. Many participants created meaningful connections with particular smells, rather than the woodland itself, and associated this with a memorable event. This, in turn, appeared to influence well-being by provoking emotional reactions to the memory.   Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says University of California at San Francisco  July 29, 2022   A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.    "The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening than the ones who didn't maintain healthy lifestyles, even when they had similar levels of stress," said lead author Eli Puterman, PhD, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSF. "It's very important that we promote healthy living, especially under circumstances of typical experiences of life stressors like death, caregiving and job loss."   In the study, researchers examined three healthy behaviors –physical activity, dietary intake and sleep quality – over the course of one year in 239 post-menopausal, non-smoking women. In women who engaged in lower levels of healthy behaviors, there was a significantly greater decline in telomere length in their immune cells for every major life stressor that occurred during the year. Yet women who maintained active lifestyles, healthy diets, and good quality sleep appeared protected when exposed to stress – accumulated life stressors did not appear to lead to greater shortening.    "This is the first study that supports the idea, at least observationally, that stressful events can accelerate immune cell aging in adults, even in the short period of one year. Exciting, though, is that these results further suggest that keeping active, and eating and sleeping well during periods of high stress are particularly important to attenuate the accelerated aging of our immune cells," said Puterman.  Zinc plus antioxidants: A cost-effective solution to macular degeneration? University of Washington and University College London, July 30, 2022 A formula supplement containing anti-oxidants plus zinc appears to be cost-effective in slowing the progression of the ‘wet' form of the most common degenerative eye disease, finds a new study in British Journal of Ophthalmology. The cost savings and effectiveness of the supplement in advanced (category 4) cases of neovascular (wet-form) Age Related Macular Degeneration (nAMD) are such that their use should be considered in public health policy, recommend the multi-centre study team on behalf of the UK Electronic Medical Record (EMR) AMD Research Team.  Category 4 individuals who already had nAMD in one eye, showed a cost saving of nearly €3250 (£3000) per patient over the lifetime of treatment, compared to those not given supplements. The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formula supplements also increased quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) by 0.16. “AREDS supplements are a dominant cost-effective intervention for category 4 AREDS patients, as they are both less expensive than standard care and more effective, and therefore should be considered for public funding,” wrote lead researcher Dr. Adnan Tufail. The study examined the use of AREDS formulation 1 and formulation 2 supplements.  AREDS 1 contained 80milligrams (mg) zinc, 2 mg copper, 500 mg vitamin C, 15 mg beta-carotene, 400 IU vitamin E. AREDS 2 reduced the amount of zinc to 25 mg, excluded beta-carotene (due to potential higher cancer risk in smokers), and added 10 mg lutein, 2 mg zeaxanthin, 1000 mg omega-3 fatty acids (650 mg docosahexaenoic acid and 350 mg eicosapentaenoic acid). These findings are consistent with previous research demonstrating the effectiveness of AREDS supplementss. Consequently, the researchers advocate the use of supplements to reduce the necessity for ranibizumab injections, which is the standard NHS treatment for AMD.   Passive exercise offers same brain health benefits as active movements, study finds University of Western Ontario, August 4, 2022 A new study by kinesiology graduate students from Western has found passive exercise leads to increased cerebral blood flow and improved executive function, providing the same cognitive benefits as active exercise. Published in Psychophysiology, the study is the first to look at whether there would be benefits to brain health during passive exercise where a person's limbs are moved via an external force—in this case, cycle pedals pushed by a mechanically driven flywheel.  During a 20-minute session with healthy young adults, the team found an improvement in executive function of the same magnitude for both the passive and the active exercise conditions, without an increase in heart rate or diastolic blood pressure.  Executive function is a higher-order cognitive ability that allows people to make plans and supports the activities of daily living. People who have mild cognitive impairments, such as people experiencing symptoms of early-stage Alzheimer's, can find their executive function negatively affected.  Previous research has documented that active exercise, where a person activates their muscles of their own volition, can increase blood flow to the brain and improve executive function. Passive exercise also increases blood flow to the brain, but this is significantly less documented.   During passive exercise, a person's limbs move and their muscle receptors are being stretched. That information is sent to the brain, indicating that more blood is needed in the moving areas of the body and in connected regions of the brain. This increase in cerebral blood flow, while significantly less than with active exercise, produced executive function improvements of a similar magnitude—an exciting result for the researchers.  "The potential impact for people with limited or no mobility could be profound. If done regularly, the increase in blood flow to the brain and resultant improvement in executive function will, optimistically, become a compounding effect that has a significant impact on cognitive health and executive function," Heath explained. 

KQED’s Forum
Birth Mothers Share Their Adoption Experiences

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 55:39


Adoption is frequently cited, particularly among those opposed to abortion, as a solution to an unwanted pregnancy. But in fact, fewer than one in ten people denied abortion care chooses to put their child up for adoption, according to UCSF studies. We'll explore why, and we'll hear from women who did choose adoption about their experiences. Guests: Angie Swanson-Kyriaco, birth mother; executive director, MPower Alliance Gretchen Sisson, sociologist in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences, UCSF Ashley Morales, birth mother; program administrative assistant, La Selva, an outpatient behavioral health treatment program Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander, birth mother; agency and clinical director, Pact, an adoption alliance

The Incubator
#078 - Dr. Shannon Hamrick MD and Dr. Kevin Maher MD - Approach to the PDA, management of CHD babies, and collaboration with the CICU [NeoHeart Special]

The Incubator

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 27:25


Dr Maher attended medical school at the University of Maryland and stayed there for a pediatric residency and chief residency.   He then attended the University of Michigan for a fellowship in pediatric cardiology.  Following fellowship, he joined the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours Children's Hospital in  Wilmington DE.  He received additional critical care training there with Dr Russel Raphaely and Dr William Norwood.  He joined the program at Emory University/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2004 where he serves as executive director of the cardiac intensive care unit and is a professor of pediatrics at Emory University.  His research involves the application of new technology to pediatric cardiac care, medical device development, and innovation in pediatrics.  Dr. Hamrick completed her medical school and pediatric residency at UNC- Chapel Hill.  She pursued her neonatology fellowship at UCSF, and then stayed on faculty there for a few years before joining Emory/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2006.  Her research interest focuses on brain injury/neuroimaging in congenital heart disease, which is what originally led her to spend significant time in the CICU. She attends in the surgical NICU at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta, where she serves as Medical Director. Find out more about Shannon and Kevin and this episode at: www.the-incubator.org______________________________________________________________________________________As always, feel free to send us questions, comments or suggestions to our email: nicupodcast@gmail.com. You can also contact the show through instagram or twitter, @nicupodcast. Or contact Ben and Daphna directly via their twitter profiles: @drnicu and @doctordaphnamd. enjoy!This podcast is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.

Physician NonClinical Careers
How Creative Writing Restores Vitality and Prevents Burnout

Physician NonClinical Careers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 37:38


Claire Unis majored in creative writing and literature at Dartmouth College, where she wrote for and published a student newspaper. By senior year she had become a regular columnist in the daily school paper. While in medical school at UCSF, she enrolled in the MFA (master in fine arts) program at the U. of San Francisco, where she focused on writing memoirs and narrative nonfiction. She completed both degrees simultaneously. Now a practicing pediatrician, Claire is also a communication coach for clinicians in one of the largest medical groups in northern California. She teaches classes and mentors physicians as part of Sutter Medical Group's Clinician Wellbeing Program. She writes a weekly blog about doctoring. In her role as Literature in Medicine Champion, she also leads monthly book groups, a biweekly writing group, and biweekly discussions. And she has written a memoir about her experiences and feelings while becoming a physician. It would be a very nice resource for someone contemplating a medical career, as well as an enjoyable read. The book is called Balance, Pedal, Breathe: A Journey Through Medical School (this is an Amazon Affiliate Link). You will find useful links and a transcript of the episode at nonclinicalphysicians.com/creative-writing/  =============== You can support this podcast by making a small monthly or annual donation. To learn more, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/donate You can now join the most comprehensive Community for all clinicians looking for a nontraditional career at NewScr!pt. Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide. Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs. Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine
Episode 84: Can We Fix Cartilage?

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 20:10


Dr. Nirav Pandya and Dr. Brian Feeley discuss treatment options for cartilage injury for patients of all ages--how we decide what treatment works, and what doesn't, and what is cutting edge in the field of cartilage repair.

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Pat Thurston: Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19 Again

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 34:54


UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin Hong joins Pat Thurston to discuss President Joe Biden's rebound case of covid as he tested positive again for coronavirus but feels well.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KGO 810 Podcast
Pat Thurston: Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19 Again

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 34:54


UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin Hong joins Pat Thurston to discuss President Joe Biden's rebound case of covid as he tested positive again for coronavirus but feels well.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
HIV and COVID-19: A Private Sector Example of Transferable and New Solutions

A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 73:17


COVID-19 has upended society, from vaccine inequity, to healthcare and to the way we work. In this #aids2022 podcast, we look at how one San Francisco Bay Area-based multinational - Chevron - has responded to COVID-19, by building on its heritage of partnerships forged over 30 years of the AIDS response. Joining Ben, are friends of the podcast: Dr. Huma Abbasi, Chief Medical Officer, Chevron Dr. Chinwe Okala, Lead Physician Chevron Nigeria Ambassador Eric Goosby, UCSF and UN Special Envoy on TB Lance Toma, CEO of the SF Community Health Center Chris Collins, CEO of Friends of the Global Fight Sally Ethelston, Director, Resource Mobilization and Outreach, Malaria Vaccines #COVID19 #HIV #AIDS #TB #malaria #business #partnerships #community #ESG #corporateresponsibility

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Chris Merrill: Latest COVID News with UCSF Dr. Bob Wachter

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 15:47


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Axial Podcast
A Common Language for Therapeutic Synthetic Biology with Justin Farlow

Axial Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 62:54


We talk with Justin Farlow, Co-Founder and CTO of Serotiny about his journey from UCSF to founding a company with his brother, Colin. In this conversation, Justin discusses his initial discovery of engineer-able biology from a physics lens to earning his PhD at UCSF under Zev Gartner while being in the epicenter of both synthetic biology and software startups. Then he goes into his journey as a founder, starting Serotiny initially as a SaaS company then pivoting toward building a wet-lab platform after the approval of the first CAR T therapies. Mammalian synthetic biology promised curative therapies in both new cell and gene therapies, and the rapid progress of these new modalities helped Serotiny build a unique business model exemplified by recent deals with both Janssen and Tessera Therapeutics. With more likely in the pipeline. Serotiny is the market leader for designing therapeutic multi-domain proteins - from chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) to CRISPR gene editors, where the aim of the protein is to change the properties of a cell. Their platform relies on machine-guided variation to design in silico libraries of millions of protein designs and then test tens of thousands of them in vitro, and iterate to produce a high-value candidate. Versus the past state-of-the-art, Serotiny enables unbiased screening of large protein therapeutics in their native mammalian and therapeutic contexts. Unbiased screening for complex drugs has allowed the company to find new candidate combinations that are hard-if-not-impossible to discover with other approaches. By generating and intentionally structuring data that correlates primary amino acid with primary cell phenotype, the company's underlying platform is allowing Serotiny to move more quickly from idea to drug candidate. At the end of the conversation, we discuss the long-term need for a common language in synthetic biology, building a world-class team, and the opportunities to standardize datasets in life sciences. Justin lays out a powerful framework for platform companies in drug development: going 0 to 1 to find a signal and invent a new candidate and then going from 1 to 100 and beyond by versioning the candidate to improve its therapeutic potential.

KGO 810 Podcast
Chris Merrill: Latest COVID News with UCSF Dr. Bob Wachter

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 15:47


See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KQED’s Forum
“80 over 80” Celebrates San Franciscans in Their 9 Decade and Beyond

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 55:31


After seeing yet another ‘30 under 30' and ‘40 under 40' list celebrating the achievements of young people, San Francisco geriatric doctor Anna Chodos decided it was time people started hearing about the remarkable achievement of living into old age. She started the 80 over 80 project to share the stories and experiences of San Franciscans over the age of 80. Forum talks with Chodos and participants about their rich and rewarding lives, their experiences during the pandemic, and aging in a society that fears getting old. Guests: Margaret Graf, founder, Senior Power - for seniors in the Sunset Judy Goddess, founder and reporter, sfseniorbeat.com Annie White, facilitator, Network for Elders - an organization in the Bayview supporting older adults Anna Chodos, geriatrician and medical director of outpatient geriatrics services, San Francisco Health Network; associate professor, UCSF in Geriatrics

Meaningful Medicine
On Food in Medicine

Meaningful Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 44:00


Have we been overlooking food as a tool to potentially combat disease and reduce inflammation? In this episode Dr. Carla Kuon, an integrative medicine doctor who co-manages UCSF's hematology-oncology inpatient service, highlights the importance of nutrition and nutrition education, and describes evidence-based dietary changes that can improve health and wellness. To read more about Dr. Kuon: https://osher.ucsf.edu/patient-care/patient-care-team/carla-kuon Music used in this episode: - Glasses on the Table by Crowander

Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Lizzo's reality show dismantles norms about beauty

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 50:16


“Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls,” an Emmy-nominated reality competition show, documents the pop star's quest to find the next talented addition to her dance crew. Another mask mandate might be imposed on LA County as early as July 29. The risk of COVID infection is now high, but the risk of a bad outcome is low, says UCSF's Dr. Robert Wachter. The Kansas Constitution currently guarantees abortion access, and residents will soon vote on whether the legislature could restrict the procedure. It's a bellwether for the rest of the U.S.  “Aftershock” tells the story of two Black women who died from childbirth-related complications. Both deaths could have been prevented if medical staff listened and acted.  Sharks have recently appeared off the shores of San Diego, Huntington Beach, and Monterey. They're looking to chow down on the ample amount of seafood there.

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
Reversal Of cognitive Decline Using Network Medicine - Dale Bredesen, MD

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 107:54


Reversal Of cognitive Decline Using Network Medicine - Dale Bredesen, MD Dale Bredesen, MD • https://www.ahnphealth.com/dr-bredesen.html • Book - End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline #DaleBredesen #Alzheimer's #Dementia #CognitiveDecline 0:48 Understanding Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease11:45 A Pandemic That Actually Dwarfs the Covid 19 Pandemic21:20 Reduction in Alzheimer's Disease If People Would Get On Active Prevention35:08 The Most Common Genetic Risk Factor for Alzheimer's47:12 Alzheimer's Disease Should Be Optional Instead of Unavoidable113:11 The Gene That Puts You at Risk For Chronic Ongoing Inflammation119:29 Are There Toxins Actually Bound To Your DNA That Are Impacting You?125:37 The Average Person Who Develops Alzheimer's Spends By Death $350,000133:57 Do Estrogen Blockers Affect My Brain?139:33 The Biggest Heavy Metal We Worry About With Cognitive Decline Dr. Dale Bredesen'sis an author and internationally-recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, and is a New York Times bestselling author for - The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline  This book is a groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer's Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline. Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease.  In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline.  Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer's outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. The results are impressive. Of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement with 3-6 months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Now, The End of Alzheimer's brings new hope to a broad audience of patients, caregivers, physicians, and treatment centers with a fascinating look inside the science and a complete step-by-step plan that fundamentally changes how we treat and even think about AD. Dr. Dale Bredesen's career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer's as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible. Thanks to a dedicated pursuit of finding the science that makes this a reality, his idea has placed Dr. Bredesen at the vanguard of neurological research, and led to the discoveries that today underlie the ReCode Report.Dr. Bredesen earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner's laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen also directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as founding President and CEO.Dr. Bredesen's research explores previously uncharted territory in explaining the physical mechanism behind the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer's disease and has opened the door to new approaches to treatment. This work has led to the identification of several new therapeutic processes that are showing remarkableearly results.Dr. Bredesen is a prodigious innovator in medicine, with over thirty patents to his name. Notably, he put much of his finding and research into the 2017 New York Times best-seller The End of Alzheimer's.To Contact Dr Bredesen go to ApolloHealthCo.com CLICK HERE - To Checkout Our MEMBERSHIP CLUB: http://www.realtruthtalks.com  • Social Media ChannelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConferenceInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/therealtruthabouthealth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTAHealth Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealth    • Check out our Podcasts  Visit us on Apple Podcast and Itunes search:  The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/23a037be-99dd-4099-b9e0-1cad50774b5a/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RZbS2BafJIEzHYyThm83J Google:https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS8yM0ZqRWNTMg%3D%3DiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-real-truth-about-health-li-85932821/  • Other Video ChannelsYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealthRumble:  https://rumble.com/c/c-1111513 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConference/videos/?ref=page_internal Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims. 

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine
Episode 83: Sports Myths - Part Deux

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 20:30


Join Dr. Nirav Pandya and Dr. Brian Feeley as they discuss myths about stretching, physical therapy, double-jointedness and if laser beams belong on Homelander or in the operating room.

KGO 810 Podcast
Pat Thurston: Omicron Variants Take Over the Bay Area

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 35:04


Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, UCSF's Infectious Diseases Specialist, joins Pat Thurston to provide the latest about the latest Omicron subvariants — BA.4 and BA.5.  Listen to find out how these two culprits now account for 60-70 percent of current COVID cases in the Bay Area. Then, Criminal Defense Attorney David Katz is with Pat to discuss the January 6th Committee Hearings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Pat Thurston: Omicron Variants Take Over the Bay Area

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 35:04


Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, UCSF's Infectious Diseases Specialist, joins Pat Thurston to provide the latest about the latest Omicron subvariants — BA.4 and BA.5.  Listen to find out how these two culprits now account for 60-70 percent of current COVID cases in the Bay Area. Then, Criminal Defense Attorney David Katz is with Pat to discuss the January 6th Committee Hearings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
For The First Time, Alzheimer's Is An Option - Dale Bredesen, MD - Interview

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 12:20


For The First Time, Alzheimer's Is An Option - Dale Bredesen, MD - Interview Dale Bredesen, M.D • https://www.ahnphealth.com/dr-bredesen.html• Book - End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline An internationally-recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen's career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer's as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible. Thanks to a dedicated pursuit of finding the science that makes this a reality, his idea has placed Dr. Bredesen at the vanguard of neurological research, and led to the discoveries that today underlie the ReCode Report. Dr. Bredesen earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner's laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen also directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as founding President and CEO. #DaleBredesen #TheRealTruthAboutHealth  #AlzheimerDisease #Dementia  CLICK HERE - To Checkout Our MEMBERSHIP CLUB: http://www.realtruthtalks.com  • Social Media ChannelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConferenceInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/therealtruthabouthealth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTAHealth Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-real-truth-about-health-conference/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealth    • Check out our Podcasts  Visit us on Apple Podcast and Itunes search:  The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/23a037be-99dd-4099-b9e0-1cad50774b5a/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RZbS2BafJIEzHYyThm83J Google:https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS8yM0ZqRWNTMg%3D%3DStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastAudacy: https://go.audacy.com/partner-podcast-listen-real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-real-truth-about-health-li-85932821/ Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/show/2867272 Reason: https://reason.fm/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcast • Other Video ChannelsYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealthVimeo:https://vimeo.com/channels/1733189Rumble:  https://rumble.com/c/c-1111513 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConference/videos/?ref=page_internal DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/TheRealTruthAboutHealth BitChute:https://www.bitchute.com/channel/JQryXTPDOMih/ Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims. 

KGO 810 Podcast
Pat Thurston: Answering Your COVID-19 & Monkeypox Questions

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 35:33


Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, Infectious Disease Specialist, at UCSF joins Pat Thurston to answer your COVID & Monkeypox questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Pat Thurston: Answering Your COVID-19 & Monkeypox Questions

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 35:33


Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, Infectious Disease Specialist, at UCSF joins Pat Thurston to answer your COVID & Monkeypox questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

EBRC In Translation
15. Controlling Cells and Fixing Networks w/ Hana El-Samad

EBRC In Translation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 41:40


In this episode, we interview Dr. Hana El-Samad, a Professor at UCSF, editor-in-chief of GEN biotechnology, and a founding PI at Altos labs, whose research focuses on controlling mammalian cell behavior with genetic circuits. We talk with Dr. El-Samad about her work on controlling mammalian cell behavior, her role at and transition to Altos labs, committing to equity in STEM, the mission of GEN biotechnology, and more!For more information about EBRC, visit our website at ebrc.org. If you are interested in getting involved with the EBRC Student and Postdoc Association, fill out a membership application for graduate students and postdocs or for undergraduates and join today!Notes and links:Fund Black ScientistsDirector Lander, the time is now

Fifth & Mission
UCSF's Bob Wachter: How the BA.5 Covid Wave Is Different

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 21:51


The latest Covid-19 pandemic twist is the new Omicron subvariant BA.5, which evades immunity from vaccinations, boosters and previous infections. Dr. Bob Wachter, UCSF's chair of medicine, joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about what makes this variant different, and offers guidance on future boosters and how to calculate risks. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KGO 810 Podcast
Nikki Medoro - Helping your teachers with Prime Day shopping, donations for floating abortion clinic

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 17:39


We value our teachers very much and the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro encourages you to remember your educators while you're Prime Day shopping with #ClearTheList. Also, UCSF doctor is pushing forward with her plan to create a sea-worthy vessel offering abortion and other birth control services to women in states where abortions are illegal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KCSB
UCSF Study Correlates Abortion Access with Positive Life Outcomes

KCSB

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 8:55


A 10-year study out of UCSF finds that 95% of people report that having an abortion was the right decision for them. KCSB's Ashley Rusch speaks to Dr. Diana Greene Foster, Professor at UCSF and lead researcher of the Turnaway Study.

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast
Many Studies Show Anesthesia Use Is Associated With Subsequent Cognitive Decline - Dale Bredesen, MD - Interview

The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 7:41


Many Studies Show Anesthesia Use Is Associated With Subsequent Cognitive Decline - Dale Bredesen, MD - Interview Dale Bredesen, M.D • https://www.ahnphealth.com/dr-bredesen.html• Book - End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline An internationally-recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen's career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer's as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible. Thanks to a dedicated pursuit of finding the science that makes this a reality, his idea has placed Dr. Bredesen at the vanguard of neurological research, and led to the discoveries that today underlie the ReCode Report. Dr. Bredesen earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner's laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen also directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as founding President and CEO. #DaleBredesen #TheRealTruthAboutHealth  #AlzheimerDisease #Dementia  CLICK HERE - To Checkout Our MEMBERSHIP CLUB: http://www.realtruthtalks.com  • Social Media ChannelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConferenceInstagram : https://www.instagram.com/therealtruthabouthealth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTAHealth Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-real-truth-about-health-conference/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealth    • Check out our Podcasts  Visit us on Apple Podcast and Itunes search:  The Real Truth About Health Free 17 Day Live Online Conference Podcast Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/23a037be-99dd-4099-b9e0-1cad50774b5a/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0RZbS2BafJIEzHYyThm83J Google:https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS8yM0ZqRWNTMg%3D%3DStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastAudacy: https://go.audacy.com/partner-podcast-listen-real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcastiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-real-truth-about-health-li-85932821/ Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/show/2867272 Reason: https://reason.fm/podcast/real-truth-about-health-live-online-conference-podcast • Other Video ChannelsYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRealTruthAboutHealthVimeo:  https://vimeo.com/channels/1733189Rumble:  https://rumble.com/c/c-1111513 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TRTAHConference/videos/?ref=page_internal DailyMotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/TheRealTruthAboutHealth BitChute:https://www.bitchute.com/channel/JQryXTPDOMih/ Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims. 

Longevity by Design
Dr. Ronald Krauss—A Proactive Approach to Heart Health

Longevity by Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 53:53 Very Popular


In this episode of Longevity by Design, our hosts, Dr. Gil Blander and Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD, are joined by Dr. Ronald Krauss, Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and Adjunct Professor of Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley. Tune in as Dr. Ronald Krauss discusses the contributing factors to atherosclerosis, the biomarkers most associated with heart disease, and components of a heart-healthy diet. For science-backed ways to live a healthier, longer life, download InsideTracker's Top 5 biomarkers for longevity eBook at insidetracker.com/podcast

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Pat Thurston: Here's Why Coronavirus Variants are Concerning

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 36:34


UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin Hong joins Pat Thurston to explain why people need to be cautious of coronavirus variants. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KGO 810 Podcast
Pat Thurston: Here's Why Coronavirus Variants are Concerning

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 36:34


UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin Hong joins Pat Thurston to explain why people need to be cautious of coronavirus variants. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Solace and the City
DR. JULIA STEINBERG - Mental Health in a Post-Roe America

Solace and the City

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 46:52


This week I had the honor of speaking with Dr. Julia Steinberg, an Associate Professor of Family Science at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, to unpack the effect of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade on women's mental health. Julia Steinberg received a PhD in social psychology in 2008 from Arizona State University and completed the Charlotte-Ellertson postdoctoral fellow in reproductive health from 2008 to 2011 in the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Steinberg then was a faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF from 2011 to 2014. In January 2015, she joined the Department of Family Science. Steinberg's research is largely at the interplay of mental health and reproductive events or experiences. One line of research, which we talk about in depth, examines whether abortion causes or increases the risk of mental health problems. Another line of research we discuss looks at the role of mental health in unintended pregnancy. Also, make sure to check out Aid Access, an organization that supports women, girls, trans men, nonbinary and all people with an unwanted pregnancy to access an abortion or miscarriage treatment -- https://aidaccess.org/en/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zoescurletis/support

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine
Episode 82: ACL Injuries - Breaking It All Down

6-8 Weeks: Perspectives on Sports Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 21:42


Wonder about what exactly is the ACL and how we treat ACL injuries? Listen our latest podcast as we break it all down.

This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg
Decoding Brainwaves Into Language

This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 27:00 Very Popular


Language originates as brain signals — mysterious lines of squiggles — that somehow turn into speech. Meet the neuroscientist who is turning those squiggles into conversations, using artificial intelligence to translate brain activity into words and sentences. Dr. Edward Chang of UCSF talks with Dr. Stieg about the painstaking "magic" of decoding that has allowed a paralyzed man to speak after 20 years of aphasia, essentially live-streaming signals from his brain and transforming them into language. Plus... Why are A.I. voices always female?   Sign up for our newsletter at www.ThisIsYourBrain.com

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Pat Thurston: Dr. Peter Chin Hong on Monkeypox, COVID-19

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 38:28


UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin Hong joins Pat Thurston to discuss the latest news on monkeypox and covid-19. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

She Thinks
Dr. Louann Brizendine: How the Female Brain Improves with Age

She Thinks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 27:25


On this week's podcast, we have good news for women: you improve with age. Dr. Louann Brizendine's new book The Upgrade details how the female brain improves in the time of life typically known as menopause. We delve into how hormonal changes can actually help our productivity and why you can look forward to your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. That's right, ladies: your best days are ahead. Dr. Louann Brizendine is a neuropsychiatrist and author of the new book The Upgrade: How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond. She's the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; founder of UCSF's Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic; and bestselling author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain.--She Thinks is a podcast for women (and men) who are sick of the spin in today's news cycle and are seeking the truth. Once a week, every week, She Thinks host Beverly Hallberg is joined by guests who cut through the clutter and bring you the facts. You don't have to keep up with policy and politics to understand how issues will impact you and the people you care about most. You just have to keep up with us. We make sure you have the information you need to come to your own conclusions. Because, let's face it, you're in control of your own life and can think for yourself. You can listen to the latest She Thinks episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you're equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect. Independent Women's Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women's issues. IWF promotes policies that aren't just well-intended, but actually enhance people's freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn't just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day. Check out the Independent Women's Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org. Subscribe to IWF's YouTube channel. Follow IWF on social media: - on Twitter- on Facebook- on Instagram#IWF #SheThinks #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Remember Me
ALLFTD Research Mini-Series: All About Fluid Biomarkers with Dr. Adam Boxer of UCSF

Remember Me

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 29:30


It's our last episode of our dementia research mini-series! And as a follow up to our recap of Day 4, we interviewed Dr. Adam Boxer to learn more about fluid biomarkers - AKA - we ask him all about what the bloodwork and lumbar puncture is used for. Stay tuned for a very special ending of our 8-part series. Thank you for coming on the journey with us and please let us know what you think of this series by reaching out to us on our website! www.remembermeftd.com Adam L. Boxer, MD, PhD, is Endowed Professor in Memory and Aging in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs UCSF's Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit and the Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Clinical Trials Program at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Dr. Boxer's research is focused on developing new treatments and biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, particularly those involving tau and TDP-43. Dr. Boxer received his medical and doctorate degrees as part of the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program at New York University Medical Center. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center, a residency in Neurology at Stanford University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in behavioral neurology at UCSF. We loved Dr. Boxer! Enjoy the science side of our experience, you guys! -- Special thank you to the ALLFTD Study for their support in the creation of this series. You can support Remember Me by visiting our website www.remembermeftd.com where you can shop our merch, join re-members only or donate. You can follow us on instagram @remembermepodcast. ---- Today's sponsor is The Bluefield Project: The Bluefield Project to Cure FTD, is on a mission to support research to improve our understanding of a genetic form of Frontotemporal dementia, and to help find a cure for this devastating disease. So how can you help? If FTD runs in your family, participating in a Natural History Study, or in a therapeutic clinical trial, makes an enormous contribution. To learn more, please go to ftdregistry.org ---- Remember Me is a podcast created by two moms who became fast friends on Instagram while caregiving for their parents. It features stories of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) with a focus on remembering individuals for who they were before the disease. The stories shared are raw, real, and so full of love. We hope it inspires you to "accept the good." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rememberme/support

KQED’s Forum
Answering Your Covid Questions with UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin-Hong

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 55:29


The Food and Drug Administration's vaccines advisory committee decided Tuesday to recommend that covid vaccines be reformulated to better protect against the highly transmissible omicron variant. The vote comes as reported coronavirus cases top 10 million in California – a figure widely considered an undercount. We'll discuss what the vote means, as well as the latest on covid subvariants, boosters and long covid, with UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. Guests: Dr. Peter Chin-Hong M.D., infectious disease specialist, UCSF Medical Center

Breaking Down Patriarchy
Breaking Down Patriarchy and the Fight for LGBTQIA+ Rights - with Dr. Nanette Gartrell and Dr. Dee Mosbacher

Breaking Down Patriarchy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 75:30


Dr. Nanette Gartrell and Dr. Dee Mosbacher have been pioneers in the struggle for LGBTQIA+ civil rights for over forty years, contributing essential research, political action, and groundbreaking documentaries on gay and lesbian experiences. On today's episode, I'm honored to sit down with these personal heroes for a conversation about their lives, their activism, and their love. Nanette Gartrell, M.D., is a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute and holds a Guest Appointment at the University of Amsterdam. Previously on the faculties at Harvard and UCSF medical schools, she is the principal investigator of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), which since the 1980s has been following a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination. She has published extensively on this topic, including in the New England Journal of Medicine. Her investigations provide information to specialists in healthcare, family services, education, and public policy on matters pertaining to sexual minority parent families. Dr. Gartrell graduated from Stanford University (B.A.), University of California (M.D.), and completed a psychiatry residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dee Mosbacher, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist and documentary filmmaker. She was a producer/director of the Academy Award-nominated “Straight from the Heart” and eight other award-winning documentaries. As a public sector psychiatrist, Dr. Mosbacher specialized in the treatment of the severely mentally ill, including many who were homeless. Dr. Mosbacher served as San Mateo County's Medical Director for Mental Health, on the board of California Pacific Medical Center, and on the faculty at UCSF. She has received many awards, including a NOW Women of Power Award and a John E. Fryer Award from the American Psychiatric Association.

This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg
Coming This Friday - Decoding Brainwaves Into Language

This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 0:58


Language originates as brain signals -- mysterious lines of squiggles -- that somehow turn into speech. Meet the neuroscientist who is turning those squiggles into conversations, using artificial intelligence to translate brain activity into words and sentences. Dr. Edward Chang of UCSF talks with Dr. Stieg about the painstaking "magic" of decoding that has allowed a paralyzed man to speak after 20 years of aphasia, essentially live streaming signals from his brain and transforming them into language.

Fifth & Mission
The Anti-Abortion Movement is ‘Not Stoping Here'

Fifth & Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 21:40


In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, there are countless questions about what comes next. Will people who travel out of state for abortions face arrest? Will the doctors who counsel them be prosecuted? And will California be able to maintain its status as an abortion haven in a post-Roe world? Dr. Carole Joffe is a UCSF professor and an expert on the societal impacts of reproductive health care. She joins host Dominic Fracassa to talk about the consequences of ending Roe, and why she's worried the anti-abortion movement isn't done yet. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Ezra Klein Show
What We Do — and, Frustratingly, Don't — Know About Long Covid

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 57:17


Depending on the data you look at, between 10 and 40 percent of people who get Covid will still have symptoms months later. For some, those symptoms will be modest. A cough, some fatigue. For others, they'll be life-altering: Debilitating brain fog. Exhaustion. Cardiovascular problems. Blood clotting.This is what we call long Covid. It's one term for a vast range of experiences, symptoms, outcomes. It's one term that may be hiding a vast range of maladies and causes. So what do we actually know about long Covid? What don't we know? And why don't we know more than we do?Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh is an assistant professor at UCSF Medical Center, and the founder and medical director of UCSF's long Covid and post-ICU clinic. Her clinic opened in May 2020 and was one of the first to focus on treating long Covid patients specifically. We discuss the wildly broad range of symptoms that can qualify as long Covid; the confusing overlaps between Covid symptoms and other diseases; whether age, race, sex and pre-existing conditions affect a person's chances of contracting long Covid; why it's so difficult to answer a seemingly simple question like, “How many people have gotten long Covid?”; what to make of a recent study that seemingly undermines the biological existence of long Covid; how worried we should be about correlations between Covid and medical disasters like heart attacks, strokes and abnormal blood clotting; and more.Mentioned:“Post–COVID Conditions Among Adult COVID-19 Survivors Aged 18–64 and ≥65 Years — United States, March 2020–November 2021” by Lara Bull-Otterson, Sarah Baca1, Sharon Saydah, Tegan K. Boehmer, Stacey Adjei, Simone Gray and Aaron M. Harris“Long COVID after breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection” by Ziyad Al-Aly, Benjamin Bowe and Yan Xie“A Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Sequelae and Immunity: Baseline Findings” by Michael C. Sneller, C. Jason Liang, Adriana R. Marques, et al.“Positive Epstein–Barr virus detection in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients” by Ting Chen, Jiayi Song, Hongli Liu, Hongmei Zheng and Changzheng Chen“Risk factors and disease profile of post-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 infection in UK users of the COVID Symptom Study app” by Michela Antonelli, Rose S. Penfold, Jordi Merino, Carole H. Sudre, Erika Molteni, Sarah Berry, et al.“Understanding and Improving Recovery From COVID-19” by Aluko A. Hope“Markers of Immune Activation and Inflammation in Individuals With Postacute Sequelae of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection” by Michael J. Peluso, Scott Lu, Alex F. Tang, Matthew S. Durstenfeld, et al.Book Recommendations:In Shock by Dr. Rana AwdishEvery Deep-Drawn Breath by Wes ElyMountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderWe're hiring a researcher! You can apply here or by visiting nytimes.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/NewsThoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Haylee Millikan and Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld; audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Our executive producer is Irene Noguchi. Special thanks to Kristin Lin, Kristina Samulewski, Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly and Lauren Nichols.

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Why Calories Aren't the Full Story and How Fructose Drives Weight Gain with Dr. Robert Lustig

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 30:05 Very Popular


This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and Vivobarefoot.A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong. This myth that refuses to die keeps people from getting and staying healthy, as well as losing weight and keeping it off.The current thinking is as long as we burn more calories than we consume, we will lose weight. But thinking that losing weight is all about energy balance or calories in/calories out vastly oversimplifies the truth. To make matters worse, the food industry and government agencies perpetuate this lie and actually rely on you believing it to stay afloat. On today's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Robert Lustig to talk about why calories aren't the full story when it comes to weight loss, the real dangers of eating too much sugar, and how to take better care of our metabolic health.Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He's the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is also one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry, in part through his game-changing books. His latest work is Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine. In this episode we dive into: -The calorie myth -The connection between fructose and metabolic disease-The biggest sources of fructose in our diet -The four substrates in our food supply that damage mitochondria Listen to the full episode here.For more on Dr. Robert Lustig, follow him on Facebook @drrobertlustig, Twitter @robertlustigmd, YouTube @robertlustig, and through his website, robertlustig.com. Get his book, Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine, here.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and Vivobarefoot.To get $200 off your Birch Living mattress plus 2 free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Switch4Good
The Female & Male Brain with Bestselling Author Dr. Louann Brizendine

Switch4Good

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 77:36 Very Popular


Our podcast guest, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Louann Brizendine, joins us on the Switch4Good podcast to talk about why males and females communicate and process emotions differently. In this episode, Dr. Louann talks to Dotsie and Alexandra about her books, The Male Brain and The Female Brain, and how they have helped readers navigate relationships with their partners, spouses, friends, and family members around the world. Dr. Brizendine founded the Woman's Mood and Hormone Clinic at UCSF, and then went on to write another book called The Upgrade, which explains how the female brain gets “upgraded” in midlife. She believes that this time in a female's life brings more clarity and a laser-like sense of purpose if you know how to tap into it.  Join us today to discuss how to harness that new “upgraded” brain power, and navigate relationships with life-long partners, hormones, depression, menopause, and more.  “There is a 2:1 ratio when it comes to depression in women over men. And I felt like, that is not fair. What is up with that? Then I realized, that in childhood, the depression ratio is only 1:1, male to female. At age 13 or 14, it goes up in females. The menstrual cycle starts, and the hormones start.”  - Dr. Louann Brizendine   What we discuss in this episode:   - Dotsie reads an excerpt from her book about falling in love with her husband    - The main differences in male and female brains   - How hormones impact males and females differently    - How one person can't fulfill all of our needs   - How our expectations, unchecked, can hurt our partners    - Why females are twice as likely to be depressed    - Why menopause and post-menopause can be a transformative time in your life   - Why men are hesitant to live vegan    - Learn more about “The Upgrade” - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/591607/the-upgrade-by-louann-brizendine-md/   - Dr. Brizendine's website - https://www.louannbrizendine.com/   Connect with Switch4Good   - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Podcast Chat Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastchat/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/Switch4GoodNFT    - Website - https://switch4good.org/   - Use code SWITCH for 25% off your order at MaxinesHeavenly.com   - Purality B12 Deal: https://puralityhealth.com/liposomal-b12/ to buy one B12 and get one free plus 35% off the rest of Purality's products.