Health and Human Development
(February 23, 2010) Jay Pasricha, Stanford Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, discusses the human gastrointestinal system and the treatment and research on common diseases of this complicated organ.
Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by Stanford’s School of Medicine, and presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies program.
Lunges – Krager says lunges are a girl’s best friend. They work your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves. Use lunges to move around your house while you are doing chores, of simply get up off the couch while watching Sonoran Living and do them.
Sudden, acute stress causes our hearts to beat faster, our senses to sharpen and readies our bodies for action. It causes our body to release a burst of hormones known as the flight or fight response that help us perform physical and mental tasks more efficiently. For that moment we all become the Six Million Dollar Man: better…stronger…faster. This type of stress can actually improve heart function.
The problem occurs when we are exposed to constant, chronic stress. Stress that lingers for weeks, months or longer, such as family tension, job pressures and the like. This type of stress results in elevated hormone levels and can then result in high blood pressure, depression and ultimately heart disease.
(September 25, 2009) Gilbert Chu, Stanford School of Medicine Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, discusses how DNA works and recombination works, and how these great discoveries are both advantageous and problematic for medicinal treatment.
Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by Stanford’s School of Medicine, and presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Featuring more than thirty distinguished, faculty, scientists and physicians from Stanford’s medical school, the series offers students a dynamic introduction to the world of human biology, health and disease, and the groundbreaking changes taking place in medical research and health care.