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Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).
She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind’s power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of “mojo.”
When not spreading the word, she chills out, paints, does yoga, and hikes in Marin County, CA with her husband and daughter.
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a journey which starts before they die and does not end 1 or 2 years after they die. It is a normal, complex, unique part of life which can lead to personal growth and a more resilient survivor. Still, many people struggle with mood, doubts, regrets, and function of life after the loss of a loved one. We will discuss these issues together and help people understand how the difficult journey of grief can be a good one.
Clay M. Anderson, MD, FACP, is an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and is Director of the Missouri Palliative Care Program. He is also has a faculty appointment in the MU Center for Health Ethics as a clinical ethicist and in the Sinclair School of Nursing as a teacher and research collaborator and is a part-time senior medical director for Hospice Compassus, Inc. — Central Missouri Office. He is board-certified in palliative care, medical oncology, and internal medicine, and leads his team in caring for people and families living with life limiting illness of many kinds.
He teaches and generates original work for the MU School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care, and beyond in the areas of end of life care, hospice and palliative care, pain management, palliative/supportive oncology, patient-physician communication, narrative medicine, and spirituality and health care. His education includes an undergraduate degree from MU, an MD degree from Stanford University, and postgraduate training from University of Colorado in Denver and University of Texas – M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
He has been on the faculty in the School of Medicine since 1997. He lives in Columbia with his wife Michelle and their three children and enjoys reading, fly fishing, duck hunting, camping, hiking, cooking, wine tasting, and playing games with his family. He is active in his church home in Columbia, Calvary Episcopal Church
What Is the Real Cost of the Flu for Families?
Jan. 14, 2013 (Bloomberg) — Flu is widespread in 47 states and deaths from the virus and pneumonia are slightly above the epidemic level, though some regions may begin to see fewer cases, U.S. disease trackers said. Megan Hughes reports on Bloomberg Television‘s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Sometimes we need pain in our life to grow – Will Smith
Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine?
Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness — when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)
Nina Tandon studies ways to use electrical signals to grow artificial tissues for transplants and other therapies.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HER
Nina Tandon studies electrical signaling in the context of tissue engineering, with the goal of creating “spare parts” for human implantation and/or disease models. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cooper Union, Nina worked on an electronic nose used to “smell” lung cancer as a Fulbright scholar in Rome. She studied electrical stimulation for cardiac tissue engineering at MIT and Columbia, and now continues her research on electrical stimulation for broader tissue-engineering applications. Tandon was a 2011 TED Fellow and a 2012 Senior Fellow.
“I love pointing out to my students that the cable equations we use to analyze transmission along nerves are the same ones developed for the transatlantic cable.” Nina Tandon
Sleep: The Forgotten Key to Health and Wellness
Explore measures that can be taken to not only live longer but also live better with Dr. Ellen Hughes who describes the need for sleep to achieve wellness and health. Series: “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” [6/2008] [Health and Medicine]
Sugar: The Bitter Truth
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.
Health Care in the Digital Age: Who Owns the Data?
A recent swell of digital-medical data collected on devices outside of a doctor’s office is raising some thorny questions: Who owns the rights to a patient’s digital footprint and who should control that information? WSJ‘s Linda Blake reports.
Epigenetics and Mood Disorders – Mayo Clinic
Marin Veldic, M.D., psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the role of epigenetics in mood disorders. Epigenetics refers to the science of how our genes are influenced by environmental factors in ways that turn them on and off to determine what characteristics and programs within the genetic code are activated. He also shares the benefits of using the samples provided by the Mayo Clinic Biobank in addressing mood disorder issues.