The Medical School at the University of California, San Francisco “presents Mini Medical School
for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.”
Videos particularly geared toward integrative medicine and healthy living can be found here.
(Most of the videos are between sixty and ninety minutes long.)
There are hundreds of hours of videos, which may feel overwhelming to some. Two videos, available through youtube, but apparently not through the UCTV site linked above, particularly impressed me, though I’m sure others I haven’t viewed are as good or better.
(1) Martin Rossman’s video, Worrying Well: How Your brain Can Turn Anxiety and Stress into Calmness and Confidence
, uses mindfulness, guided imagery and other techniques to help prevent the self-defeating and destructive effects of worry, anxiety and stress. For those interested in trying a guided imagery exercise about an hour and five minutes into the talk, click here
(2) Rachel Naomi Remen, a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF, has worked for 25 years as a therapist to people with cancer. In her video, The Art of Living Every Minute of Your Life
, she discusses how people in crisis, particularly those suffering from cancer, create meaning through the stories they tell.
There are many, many videos on more traditional topics of medicine. For example, a control-f search for Alzheimer’s disease and related terms brings up the following:
Updates in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Approaches to caregiving.
Preventing dementia, fact and fiction.
Frontiers in the biology of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.
Healthy aging of the brain to mild cognitive impairment.
Other topics include ADHD, Diabetes, menopause, depression, cancer, heart disease and so on.