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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 Science of Psilocybin and its Use to Relieve Suffering

Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths discloses the ways that psychedelic drugs can be used to create spiritually meaningful, personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill.

Forty years after the Nixon administration effectively shut down research on psychedelic drugs, Roland Griffiths helped reopen it. One of the nation’s leading psychopharmacologists, Griffiths’ research focuses on the behavioral and subjective effects of mood-altering drugs. He is the lead investigator of the Psilocybin Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins, which includes studies of psilocybin occasioned mystical experience in healthy volunteers and cancer patients, and a pilot study of psilocybin-facilitated smoking cessation. Roland is read more…

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VIDEO: Why Doctors Kill Themselves

Physicians in the United States are more than twice as likely to kill themselves as non-physicians. Founder of the ideal medical care movement Pamela Wible shares why, in order to heal patients, physicians must first heal their profession, and what can happen if they do not.



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Video: TEMED – How do you Calculate Risk in Treating an Incurable Disease?

Neurologist Jonathan Glass and neurosurgeon Nick Boulis of Emory University ask: Should acceptable risk levels for experimental treatments be recalibrated for the terminally ill who have no other options?


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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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