Behavior Change
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Change it Up: Research-based Tools to Help Achieve Your Change Goals
Instructor: Marily Oppezzo
Location: Your computer

“I think I can…I think I can…I think I can…” The Little Engine that Could made it up that hill through bravery, persistence, and sheer grit! In this noon-hour webinar, you will learn small behavior change tips that can help make your hills a little easier to climb. We will discuss research-based, concrete suggestions for how to achieve your behavioral goals and make sustainable lifestyle changes. Learn helpful tools for making that “Double-black-diamond”mountain of a behavior change seem more like a “Blue square".

Instructor: Marily Oppezzo, PhD, MS Nutritional Science, RD. As a nutritional counselor, Dr. Oppezzo has worked with a variety of populations with different goals: treatment of a medical condition, healthy eating in difficult situations, fueling for performance, and general healthy lifestyle improvement.

Category: Healthy Living : Behavior Change

Disease Prevention and Management
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Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Connections to Diet, Physical Activity, Body Weight, and Diabetes
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

We have known for decades that elevated cholesterol and triglycerides will increase our risk for heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, but we now know much more on how they are connected to diet, weight, and diabetes. You may know what your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are, but what do these numbers mean? What function do cholesterol and triglycerides serve in the body? How does the amount of circulating blood fat affect your health today and in the future? What is the most effective way to manage both your cholesterol and triglyceride levels? In this noon-hour webinar, Dr. John Farquhar will draw from both old and new research studies in his discussion of these questions. There will be time set aside at the end of the webinar for additional questions and answers.

Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention: What We All Should Know
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Even though colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women combined, it is preventable as well as one of the most curable cancers when detected at an early stage. Take this opportunity at the beginning of Colorectal Cancer Prevention Awareness month to join Dr. Uri Ladabaum in a review of the natural history of colon cancer, current treatments, and most important, the steps you can take to lower your risk of colorectal cancer, including having recommended screening tests. Instructor: Uri Ladabaum, MD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Stanford Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. Recorded on March 2, 2010.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Don't Let the Monsters Out of the Closet! How to Prevent Diabetes
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Blood cholesterol, blood triglycerides and blood sugar levels can be hidden from us, escape our control and make us victims of preventable heart attacks and diabetes! We can keep them tamed and contained with wise food & exercise choices. Learn why almost 1 in 2 adults have the metabolic syndrome, why low-fat diets make it worse. Learn the special perils of sitting and how recent science findings give us new chances for better health”.

Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Improve Your Cholesterol Profile Without Drugs
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: your computer
Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Men's Health: "Locker Room" Lectures on Real Issues
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer

The truth will out!! Research tells us this about men: we do not work as hard for better health as women. We socialize less, we find it difficult to make changes in daily living (eating, exercise and play), and we have special health needs. You’ll be sorry if your body falls apart or your brain looks like a pickled cauliflower. New information says that we can do more to push back the ticking clock. The truth is women still live longer, but we men can improve our health and prevent much of the chronic illness (including cancer, heart attack, stroke, memory loss and erectile dysfunction) that creeps up on us as we pass the hurdle of reaching 40, 50—and older.

In some countries, prostate cancer occurs at 1/20th the rate of that in the US. There are reasons for this that suggest we can do much better on reducing rates of prostate and other cancers (and not through more PSA testing!). There is advanced thinking in the area of nutrition—not all vegetables are created equal! So, let’s talk biochemistry. Why are certain trace materials (phytochemicals) so important, and how can we balance the varied families of vegetables (i.e. cruciferous, onion/garlic, soy, etc.), and add the right supplements to get what we need? There is much to explain and much to learn, so, join me in this 2–session webinar to talk openly (locker-room style) about our health. Anyone who cares about men and their health is welcome to join.

Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.


Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Pre-Diabetes - What does it mean and how to prevent type-2 diabetes
Instructor: Shauna Hyde
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

This webinar is for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes, those with family members or loved-ones who have pre-diabetes or those who have been told that they are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. The significance of pre-diabetes will be discussed as well as symptoms, laboratory results, and the likihood of developing type-2 diabetes in the future. Proven means to prevent type-2 diabetes will be discussed in depth.

Instructor: Shauna Hyde, RD and certified diabetes instructor. She has provided cardiovascular risk reduction and lifestyle education for HIP and SPRC for many years.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Preventing Diabetes
Instructor: Cynthia Lamendola
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Participants will receive email instructions for accessing the webinar a few days in advance

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Preventing Liver Cancer
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Recorded May 10, 2010. Samuel So, MD, FACS, Director of the Liver Cancer Program at Stanford University Medical Center.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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The Best Diet Ever!
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

This webinar will review the complex and growing evidence that certain foods can help prevent many cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and age-related mental decline. This selection we call "The Best Diet Ever!"" The evidence for cancer prevention from this diet

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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The New Cholesterol Guidelines - Do They Apply to Me?
Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: Your computer

In November of 2013, new guidelines for the management of Cholesterol in adults were published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. These new guidelines proposed a change in how cholesterol is managed based on our health history and other factors including new weight and lifestyle measures. Understanding these guidelines, and the steps you can take in partnership with your health care provider can be lifesaving.
Instructor: Kathy Berra MSN, NP. Ms. Berra is a nurse practitioner and clinical researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Her career at Stanford has been spent evaluating ways to better manage cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on lifestyle.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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WEBINAR - Smoking Cessation: An Integrated Approach
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: Your computer

After providing a brief overview of smoking (recent history, prevalence, description, and gravity of the problem), Dr. Meunier will focus on the core information regarding the most efficient strategies to stop smoking and will share specific tools that rely on the integration of medications meant to address the physiological and psychological sides of nicotine addiction and psychological support.

Instrcutor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was formerly the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network, and a Health Promotion Manager at the Stanford Health Improvement Program. He is currently a Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

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Women and Heart Disease
Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Registered participants will receive webinar instructions the day before class.

Category: Healthy Living : Disease Prevention and Management

Environmental Health
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Dozens of Dirty Dozens: Reducing Hidden Toxins in Your Everyday Life
Instructor: Barbara Erny, MD
Location: Your computer

In our everyday life we are exposed to a countless variety of environmental toxins. How can we minimize our exposure and the damage they can do to our bodies? In this noon-hour lecture with Dr. Barbara Erny, learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure. You will learn the fruits and vegetables with the lowest levels of pesticide residue, what fish are safest to eat, and be given tips on finding alternative personal products, household cleaners, and the safest plastics. Dr. Erny will discuss the current regulation on product ingredients and what more should be done.

Instructor: Barbara C. Erny, Stanford MD. Dr. Erny is an ophthalmologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 20 years, and gives talks on environmental health for Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health

Health Enrichment
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Movement Versus Exercise: What is the DIFFERENCE and why does it MATTER?
Instructor: Clyde Wilson PhD
Location: Your computer

It is not news that exercise reduces disease risk, and may add to one’s longevity by a decade or more.  But "movement", which is less intense and performed regularly throughout the day and the lifespan, is correlated to potential longevity beyond that achieved by exercise. Lack of movement, on the other hand, creates a "super-relaxed state" of muscle that reduces the metabolic rate dramatically and creates profound negative implications for disease risk and mortality. These findings indicate that movement would be more important for overall lifespan than exercise, but that exercise would be an important way to compensate for a lifestyle requiring most hours of your day to be sedentary (such as working at a computer). This webinar will lay out where the science is at this time, why the body distinguishes between movement and exercise so much, and what to do about it for the healthiest outcomes.
Instructor: Clyde Wilson, PhD (Stanford).  Dr. Wilson has taught Analysis of Human Movement in the Department of Athletics at Stanford for 8 years, and teaches BeWell nutrition workshops. He is a research scientist at the Cardiovascular Research Institute within the Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His research focuses on the fundamental aspects of muscle contraction and metabolism, and the recently-discovered super-relaxed (SR) state of muscle.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment

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Sleep and Common Sleep Problems
Instructor: Clete Kushida, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

The need for sleep and the impact of daytime fatigue and sleepiness in the workplace is affecting society as a whole. Join us for a noon-hour webinar with Dr. Clete Kushida, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford. Dr. Kushisda will discuss the composition of sleep during the night and its changes throughout the life cycle. The most common sleep disorders will be individually discussed and tips for improving one's sleep will be offered. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent on the Friday before class.

Instructor: Clete A. Kushida, M.D., Ph.D., RPSGT, Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment

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Sleep and Why it is Sometimes Elusive
Instructor: Rachel Manber PhD
Location: At Your Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Even though we know that sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing, sometimes we lie awake at night as though we have forgotten how to do it. Join us for this noon-hour webinar to understand the biological and psychological factors that contribute to the regulation of healthy sleep. You will learn what can cause sleep problems, and how you can use the principles of sleep regulation to promote good sleep. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent a couple of days prior to the class.

Instructor: Rachel Manber, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is the director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and is certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in the practice of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.


Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment

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The Ins and Outs of Advance Healthcare Planning
Instructor: Joshua Fronk
Location: Your Computer

An important element of one?s own wellness plan that often gets forgotten or pushed down the road (until sometimes too late) is advance care planning. Identifying and documenting your treatment care wishes with advanced directives will give you a strong voice in the decisions and management of your care. Join Dr. Joshua Fronk for this noon-hour webinar as he simplifies and demystifies the ins and outs of advance healthcare planning. Learn about the various options available to discuss and share medical decisions with your physician and medical team. Dr. Fronk will invite an interactive discussion about what is means to have a good quality of life.

Instructor: Joshua Fronk, DO. Dr. Fronk is clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medical Disciplines. He is a full-time palliative medicine and supportive oncology physician. He also serves as medical director for Stanford outpatient primary care palliative medicine.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment

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Training Camp for Your Brain
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

It is good news that people are living longer, but it takes a sharp and undiminished mind to be able to age successfully. How can we best optimize our brains for the long haul? Recent research has told us that neuroplasticity exists and that we can improve many brain functions. In this noonhour webinar, Dr. John Farquhar will draw from the latest research in his discussion of the most promising foods, supplements, physical and brain fitness exercises, as well as the positive impact of social connections on brain health.

Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment

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Why Sweat It? What's so HOT about Menopause in 2012
Instructor: Marcia Stefanick
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Natural menopause occurs in most women in their mid-40's to mid-50's as ovarian estrogens decline at the end of the reproductive years, whereas surgical menopause happens abruptly with the removal of the ovaries regardless of age prior to natural menopause. Menopausal symptoms, most notably hot flushes and night sweats, which generally disrupt sleep, are very common and may be experienced for years. The risks, benefits, and effectiveness of common approaches to managing these symptoms, including hormonal therapies, in particular estrogens with or without a progestin, non-hormonal drug treatments, lifestyle and behavioral techniques, including alternative medical approaches will be discussed.

Instructor: Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of Stanford's Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Category: Healthy Living : Health Enrichment

Nutrition/Weight Management
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Cocaine in my Cookies - How Addictive is Sugar?
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your computer

Have you ever felt you might be a sugar addict? Do you have a difficult time turning down sweets, bread, juice, etc.? Take a look into the science behind sugar addiction, it's impact on our health, and then learn effective ways you can 'kick the habit'. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be emailed the day prior to class.

Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO, is a board certified internal medicine physician specializing in women's wellness through integrative medicine.

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Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management

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Is a Calorie Always a Calorie?
Instructor: Christopher Gardner, Phd
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Assuming you have at least a vague idea of what a calorie is, you are probably aware that one way or another too many of these mysterious calories must be contributing to the 2/3 of Americans that are either overweight or obese. If you eat more calories than you spend, you gain weight. To lose weight, just the opposite, right? It doesn’t matter if those calories come from bread or butter or beef, or does it? Does celery really have negative calories? What about those zero calorie artificial sweeteners? All of this and suggestions for choosing the best calories for optimal health and weight control will be discussed.

Instructor: Christopher Gardner, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, SPRC. Dr. Gardner is a nutrition scientist who has been an active researcher in this area for the past decade.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management

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Salt: How it Impacts Our Health
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

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Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management

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The Secret Society: Part 1 Breaking Out of the Norm
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Part 1: Breaking out of the norm: How to identify the social eating norms that make healthy eating difficult.

This registration is for Part 1, October 16 only.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management

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The Secret Society: Part 2 - The Grocery List
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Part 2: The Grocery List: What should be on my shopping list and what shouldn’t be.


This registration is for Part 2 Tuesday, October 23 only.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management

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The Secret Society: Part 3 The Tools
Instructor: Nicole Peoples, DO
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Part 3: The Tools: Specific tips on how to integrate healthy eating into your life starting today.

This registration is for Part 3, October 30 only.

Category: Healthy Living : Nutrition/Weight Management

Wellness at Work
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Please, Don't Have a Seat!
Instructor: Laura Putnam
Location: Your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Plain and simple, as human beings we are designed to move even when we are at work. In this noon-hour webinar, learn about what's happening to us as a result of our pervasive sedentary lifestyles, why getting active is more than just getting a workout and how you can infuse movement right at your desk, even while listening to a webinar! You will hear the latest statistics and research on how sedentary lifestyles are affecting us, from obesity to chronic disease to nagging aches & pains, and most importantly, learn what you can do about it. You will get personalized tips on how to improve your own physical activity profile and be offered Motion Infusion in the Office, an exercise routine that can be applied on the job to help you refresh and re-focus. After participating in this workshop, you will think again the next time you ask someone to have a seat!

Category: Healthy Living : Wellness at Work