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VIDEO: Weighing the Causes of Early Puberty

Pediatric endocrinologist Louise Greenspan has been a co-investigator in one of the longest and largest North American studies following young girls through puberty. She is based at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco and is also a Clinical Professor appointment at UCSF. With co-author Julianna Deardorff, a Berkeley professor of Maternal and Child Health and adolescent psychologist, she wrote The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls. Louise was once told by a friend in college she would be the next “Dr. Ruth” because she was so comfortable discussing taboo subjects in public. In many ways, by freely read more…

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Video: The Coming Crisis in Antibiotics from TEDMED 2014

Health economist and professor Ramanan Laxminarayan takes a novel approach in talking about the concerns about antibiotic resistance by taking lessons from the energy crisis and applying them to this looming crisis.

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Economist Ramanan Laxminarayan works to improve understanding of drug resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. As Director and Senior Fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, he is interested in cross-disciplinary, pragmatic solutions to reduce drug resistance. He has advised the World Health Organization and World Bank on evaluating malaria treatment policy, vaccination read more…

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Video: Leana Wen discusses medical transparency at TEDMED 2014

“People understand health care to be the individual interaction between them and their doctors.” Physician and public health advocate Leana Wen discussed a highly controversial approach to medical transparency and full disclosure.

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ABOUT LEANA

Physician and public health advocate Leana Wen has traveled the world listening to patients’ stories. Born in Shanghai, she was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, a reporter with The New York Times’ Nick Kristof, and a fellow at the World Health Organization before assuming her current position as Director of Patient-Centered Care Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at read more…

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Video: TEDMED Talk – What’s the 21st century version of prevention?

From TEDMED 2013. Danny Mills: From Preventative to “Preemptive” Medicine

Our bodies wage constant hidden wars against disease. Could we someday “preempt” illness? Danny Hills thinks that bio-detective systems will be able to spot illness before it flourishes.

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