Mini-Medical School #4, August 3, 2013 Herbs for Aging by Michele C. Kennedy (Summary by Dr. Stephanie Taylor) Michele gave an authoritative tour de force of plant medicine from both the Chinese and Western Medical Traditions. Michele is a highly skilled herbalist with more than twenty years of teaching experience.
Our second Mini-Medical School was a rousing and informative investigation into the world of organic and fermented food. Dr. Taylor gave a short talk on organics and the health benefits of fermented foods. Kathryn Lukas, owner of Farmhouse Culture, shared a history of sauerkraut and offered a demonstration of kraut preparation and a tasting. For […]
The recent publication of a study suggesting that mammography is over detecting breast cancer is very confusing to women. The conclusion from the study is that small, localized breast cancers probably never spread, and should not be treated. Unfortunately, we do not have the tools to reliably determine which breast cancers are well behaved and which […]
I sometimes hear this question when someone is frustrated by the financial barriers to health care. I believe that applying a business model to healthcare is unwise and dangerous. Essential human services do not perform well as for profit businesses. If profit is the goal, people get crushed in the rush to improve the bottom line and […]
Our second Mini-Medical School was Saturday, May 19th at 12:30, at our usual location, Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove. Here is a copy of the handout with many useful resources. What is the annual medical exam? It is much more than ordering a pap and a mammogram. This is what happens at your annual examination […]
Our first Mini-Medical School of 2012 produced a lively discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is the legislation passed early in President Obama’s first term. The law is massive, more than 2,000 pages, and addresses just what the title promises-patient protections and the creation of an affordable health care system. Here […]
I know many of you are concerned about radiation leaking from the nuclear power plants in Japan. I would like to give you the best links to current and unbiased information. I recommend the Physicians for Social Responsibility website at www.psr.org and also the Union of Concerned Scientists website www.ucsusa.org. I have been a member of […]
Our first Mini-Medical School lecture of 2011 will be Saturday, January 8th at 12:30. Location Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove. Many of you have asked for a discussion about food and nutrition. They are not the same! Come with your questions this Saturday. You will have a very interesting time!
The Gulf oil spill has focused our attention on the chemicals in our environment and the long term consequences of chemical exposures. Dr. Taylor will give a lecture reviewing the risks and how to minimize exposure Saturday, August 7th, at 11:30 AM at Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove. Forty years ago, concern over chemical exposures […]