Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

 

Learn more about your health

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

Basic Health Screening

Stanford Hospital & Clinics Primary Health Group will conduct screenings for blood pressure, BMI and blood sugar. Informational handouts will be available, and Stanford faculty physicians will be on hand to answer general questions. It is recommended to come without having eaten.
First come, first served—there is no registration for this event.
Date: Saturday, June 26, 9 am-noon
Location: Stanford Health Library, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
For more information, call 650-498-7826. 

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine

Sponsored by the Office of Science Outreach and Stanford Continuing Studies
A brief overview of the discoveries and controversies of stem cells
Speaker: Jill Helms, PhD, DDS
Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery
Date: Thursday, July 1, at 7 pm
Location:  Lawn adjacent to Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center
Part of the Summer Science Lecture Series. For more information, contact 650-724-4332.

Keeping the Pressure Low

Presented by Stanford Health Library
Controlling high blood pressure with treatments and lifestyle changes
Speaker: Nawal Atwan, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Date: Thursday, July 8, at 7 pm
Location: Stanford Health Library, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
To register, call 650-498-7826.

How Are Drugs Developed and Why Is It So Expensive?

Sponsored by the Office of Science Outreach and Stanford Continuing Studies
An explanation of the process of drug discovery and development
Speaker: Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD
Professor, Chemical and Systems Biology
Date: Thursday, July 15, at 7 pm
Location:  Lawn adjacent to Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center
Part of the Summer Science Lecture Series. For more information, contact 650-724-4332.

Comfort Techniques for Labor Class

Presented by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
For first- and second-time expectant parents to learn and practice relaxation and breathing techniques used in labor
Date: Saturday, July 10, 1:30–3 pm
Location: Perinatal Education Classroom, P140, 1520 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, call 650-723-4600 or visit http://birthclasses.lpch.org.  

No Sweets for the Sweet

Presented by Stanford Health Library
The positive effects that lifestyle changes can have on diabetes
Speaker: Julieta Gabiola, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Date: Thursday, July 15, at 7 pm
Location: Stanford Health Library, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Multiples Seminars

Presented by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Classes designed for parents expecting twins or more
Multiples Breastfeeding
Date: Thursday, July 15, 7-9 pm
Preparing for Multiples
Date: Sunday, July 18, 12:30-5 pm
Location: Perinatal Education Classroom, P140, 1520 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, call 650-723-4600 or visit http://birthclasses.lpch.org.

Sibling Preparation Class

Presented by Packard Children’s Hospital
A class for children 2 years and older that includes an art project, a safety game and role-playing with infant dolls. Each child receives a T-shirt.
Date: Saturday, July 17, 10:30 am-noon
Location: Packard Children’s Hospital Board Room, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, call 650-723-4600 or visit http://birthclasses.lpch.org.

Stopping Colds Cold

Presented by Stanford Health Library
Respiratory infectious diseases and the effect of vaccinations, supplements, hygiene and antibiotics
Speaker: Bryant Lin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Date: Thursday, July 22, at 7 pm
Location: Stanford Health Library, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, PA
To register, call 650-498-7826.

Grandparents Seminar

Presented by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
An update for new and expectant grandparents on changes in obstetrical and newborn and infant care
Date: Saturday, July 24, 1:30-4 pm
Location: Perinatal Education Classroom, P140, 1520 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
Attendance fee. To register, call 650-723-4600 or visit http://birthclasses.lpch.org.

Mini Med School goes online

The School of Medicine’s Stanford Mini Med School, launched in September 2009, was one of the most popular courses ever offered through Stanford Continuing Studies. The ongoing series, which recently wrapped up its last quarter, featured more than 30 medical school faculty members. It provided a dynamic introduction to the world of human health and the groundbreaking changes taking place in medical research and health care. The lectures are now available online at http://med.stanford.edu/minimed.

Health Library opens two new branches

The Stanford Hospital Health Library has expanded with two new branches: one at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in south Palo Alto and the other at the Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto.

The Jewish Community Center Health Library includes information geared to the senior residents on the site; the Ravenswood Family Health Center features a bilingual librarian and materials in Spanish and Tongan. Patrons also will have free access to the library’s extensive collection of consumer health information, which includes 8,000 catalogued books, 700 videos, a database of 400 medical journals and e-books.

Each new branch will also host classes, programs and lectures relevant to its communities.

For more information and online resources, visit http://healthlibrary.stanford.edu.

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