Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

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Events are free unless otherwise noted. Space may be limited, so please call to register in advance.

 

   

Emergency Department 5K Run and Community Day
The first community day for Stanford’s Emergency Department will take place on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 9 am. Activities will include a timed 5K run and walk, food, live music, giveaways, demonstration booths and children’s art classes from Art in Action. A food drive will benefit local shelters. For more information on how to participate or to register, please visit stanforderrun.org.

Mothers of Sons: The Joys and Challenges of Adolescence
Presented by Packard Children’s Hospital
Ways to strengthen the relationship between mothers and teenage sons.
Speaker: Robert Lehman, MD
Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 pm
Location: Center for Nursing Excellence, 1400 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, call 650-724-3783.

Avoiding the Elephant on Your Chest: How to Discuss Cardiac Risk with Your Doctor
Presented by Stanford Health Library
How to understand your risk and what you can do about it.
Speaker: Euan Ashley, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Date: Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 pm
Location: Oak Room East, Tresidder Student Union, Stanford University
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Having Fun with Food: One Bite at a Time
Presented by Cancer Supportive Care
An interactive cooking demonstration and tasting.
Speaker: Rebecca Katz
Author, “One Bite at a Time”
Date: Thursday, Oct. 23, 7–8:30 pm
Location: Stanford Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Dr.
To register, call 650-725-9456. Attendance limited to 50.

Understanding Back Pain
Presented by Stanford Health Library
What’s new in the medical and surgical treatment of back pain.
Speaker: Stephen Ryu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Date: Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 pm
Location: Oak Room East, Tresidder Student Union, Stanford University
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Healing and Feeling: Stress, Support and Breast Cancer
Presented by Women’s Health @ Stanford
Perception, emotion and social support in managing breast cancer.
Speaker: David Spiegel, MD
Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 pm
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford University
To register, call 650-725-0455.

The Solution to the Omnivore’s Dilemma
Presented by Stanford Health Library
Solutions and insights to your dietary conundrums.
Speaker: Christopher Gardner, PhD
Associate Professor, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Date: Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6 pm
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford University
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Neck Pain: Current Conceptsin Diagnosis and Treatment
Presented by Stanford Health Library
Diagnosing neck problems and the latest treatment techniques and technologies.
Speaker: Ivan Cheng, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 pm
Location: San Carlos Public Library, 610 Elm St.
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Living Longer, Living Well: Adult Children and Their Parents Plan for the Future
Presented by Stanford Health Library and SHC Aging Adult Services
Proactive planning, medication and safety for maintaining health.
Speaker: Yusra Hussain, MD
Medical Director, Aging Adult Services
Date: Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 pm
Location: Stanford Health Library, 2-B Stanford Shopping Center
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Fathers of Daughters: The Joys and Challenges of Adolescence
Presented by Packard Children’s Hospital
Ways to strengthen the relationship between fathers and teenage daughters.
Speaker: Julie Metzger, RN
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 pm
Location: Center for Nursing Excellence, 1400 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, call 650-724-3783.

Managing Menopause and Bone Health
Presented by Women’s Health @ Stanford
Speaker: Marcia Stefanick, PhD
Professor (Research), Medicine Chair, Women’s Health Initiative Executive Committee
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 pm
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford University
To register, call 650-725-0455.

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Cardiac Surgery
Presented by Stanford Health Library
New therapeutic approaches and minimally invasive techniques for cardiovascular conditions.
Speaker: Michael Fischbein, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 pm
Location: San Carlos Public Library, 610 Elm St.
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Sleepless in Silicon Valley
Presented by Packard Children’s Hospital
Solutions to help babies and young children get a good night’s sleep.
Speaker: Rafael Pelayo, MD
Director, Pediatric Sleep Service
Date: Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 pm
Location: Packard Children’s Hospital Auditorium, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto
To register, call 650-724-3783.

Sleep: Where Biology and Psychology Meet
Presented by Women’s Health @ Stanford
Speaker: Rachel Manber, PhD
Director, Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
Date: Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 pm
Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford University
To register, call 650-725-0455.

Cancer Supportive Care Programs
Free programs open to all cancer patients and their families and caregivers. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at Stanford Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Dr.
For questions, please call 650-725-9481.

Lung Cancer Support Group
First Wednesday of the month, 11 am–12:30 pm - Conference Room 3116
Third Wednesday of the month, 7–8:30 pm - Conference Room 2105
 
Expressive Art & Imagery
Tuesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 4, 11:30 am–1:30 pm - Room 2103
 
Gaining and Regaining Balance
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30–8 pm - Room 2103
To register, call 650-725-9456.
 
Nurturing Daily Practices to Sustain You
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30–8 pm - Room 2103
To register, call 650-725-9456.
 
NIA Exercise
Wednesdays, 1:45–2 pm
Fridays, 11:30 am–12:15 pm
Vivre Fitness, 611 Emerson St., Palo Alto
 
Look Good … Feel Better
Monday, Nov. 17, 12:30–2:30 pm - Room 2105
To register, call 650-725-9456.

 

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