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Healthcare professionals explore ways to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through prevention, detection and healthy lifestyle.

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Healthcare professionals explore ways to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through prevention, detection and healthy lifestyle.

    Environmental Threats to Reproductive Health and Human Fertility

    Environmental Threats to Reproductive Health and Human Fertility

    Explore the relationship between our climate emergency and ubiquitous exposure to toxic environmental chemicals, regarding their impacts on human reproductive health and fertility. Panelists review current scientific research, and related clinical and public health policy implications, as background for discussing prevention interventions that are being endorsed and promoted by health care providers at the clinical/individual and national/international policy levels. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36856]

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis - Exploring Ethics

    The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis - Exploring Ethics

    The rise in antibiotic resistance poses one of the greatest challenges to public health and modern medicine. The roots of the dilemma are many - overzealous use of antibiotics clinical and agricultural settings, the departure of major pharmaceutical companies from antibiotic development ,and simple Darwinian evolution of microbes. Can we lift ourselves out of the hole that we have dug? Many ethical dilemmas must be acknowledged and confronted, such as balancing restrictions on individual liberty for the protection of the public health and the well being of future generations. We must also consider just and sustainable use of this precious resource tailored to the markedly differing economic and epidemiological situations across the globe with diverse health systems and variable antibiotic markets. Victor Nizet, MD describes the current challenges and potential paths forward. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36634]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The San Francisco Response to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Pandemic: What Cities Can and Should Do

    The San Francisco Response to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Pandemic: What Cities Can and Should Do

    Dr. Tomás Aragón, San Francisco's health officer, is on the front line of the effort to limit the number of infections and deaths caused by the coronavirus in the Bay Area. The early government response is credited with mitigating the spread of infection compared to cities on the East Coast. As we enter another surge in cases, find out the latest. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36501]

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Dr. Anthony Fauci at the Berkeley Forum

    Dr. Anthony Fauci at the Berkeley Forum

    This interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the leading experts on the American response to COVID-19, explores what the country is doing to control the disease’s spread. Dr. Fauci is the Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and a current member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Dr. Fauci will discuss how the coronavirus could affect the ability of colleges to re-open safely and the broader impact of the virus on our country. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36623]

    • 43 min
    Politics and Division: The Sociology of Climate Change and Science Denial

    Politics and Division: The Sociology of Climate Change and Science Denial

    Are humans rational beings guided by facts and information or do our moral views, desires, affiliations and motivations influence our perception of facts? Increasingly distrust in the science of climate change is rooted in different exposure to media/information and tied to political ideology. Dr. Gina Solomon says that the debate on the science is actually a debate on the solution and discusses ways to communicate about climate science. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 36490]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    A Deep Look into: Social Inequities and Suffering Caused by COVID-19 - Reports from the Front Lines - Maria Araneta: The Color of COVID

    A Deep Look into: Social Inequities and Suffering Caused by COVID-19 - Reports from the Front Lines - Maria Araneta: The Color of COVID

    Maria Araneta, Professor of Epidemiology and Family and Preventative Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine describes how social inequity has disproportionately effected non-white communities throughout the region and across the country, and actions to address this inequity. Series: "A Deep Look into the Future of Biology" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 36609]

    • 11 min

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