Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” really means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all the ways it works—and fails—Dr. Agus shows us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow us to achieve a long, vigorous life.
Offering insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine, Dr. Agus emphasizes his belief that there is no “right” answer, no master guide that is “one size fits all.” Each one of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways, and he shows us exactly how to do that. A bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, The End of Illness is a moving departure from orthodox thinking.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2012-08-02 13:36
Joel Kramer, UCSF Professor of Neuropsychology and the Director of the Memory and Aging Center Neuropsychology program. He explores the underlying biological mechanisms of cognitive aging, and interventions that may optimize cognitive functioning as we age. Series: "UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public" [4/2012] [Health and Medicine]
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2012-02-14 05:43
We have all had our hearts broken or know someone that has. But are there actual medical and physiological effects of having a "broken heart" or is it just a figure of speech? Watch as Emory Professor of Epidemiology, Viola Vaccarino, discuss the real science behind a "broken heart."
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2012-01-03 14:08
For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could -- from applying sunscreen by the shotglass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2011-12-21 16:47
Andrew Hessel, a consulting biologist and advocate of DNA technologies, discusses the acceleration of technological DNA change to help cure cancer. Hessel refers back to 2002 when he booted up the first synthetic virus and started to make synthetic bacteria. Today he is playing around and reengineering simple organisms like algae to make fuels. Hessel emphasized that the field is moving so quickly that education has not been able to keep up. There aren't that many genetic engineers because the only way you can learn the skill is by doing it.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2011-12-02 06:37
An award-winning neuroscientist with a deep appreciation for the rewards and benefits of teaching, Wendy Suzuki discusses her research, and the teachers who inspired her.
Wendy Suzuki holds a faculty position in the Center for Neural Science at New York University, where she also runs an active research lab. Her research focuses on understanding the patterns of brain activity underlying long-term memory as well as the role of aerobic exercise in improving learning, memory and cognition.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2011-12-01 05:52
Dr. Howard Rankin B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D, has published over thirty-five scientific papers on addictions and eating disorders and for ten years was the associate editor of the scientific journal Addictive Behaviors. At the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, he conducted groundbreaking research on the subject of temptation and self-control and was part of the team that redefined the scientific concept of dependence. Dr. Rankin has authored or co-authored 10 books on communication, relationships, wellness and weight loss, including the best selling Inspired to Lose .Dr.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2011-11-30 05:53
Dr. David Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Associate Professor (adjunct) in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine.