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In this information age, we have unprecedented access to information, especially relating to health care and medical treatment. But what is really fact vs. fiction? How can you determine which sources of information are credible? And how can you tell if you and your family are receiving comprehensive, thoughtful medical care?
Dr. Green will help us understand the latest information on key issues in women's health, including breast cancer screening and treatment, menopause management, cardiovascular disease in women, and sexual dysfunction. She will identify important elements for health maintenance, including preventive screening, lifestyle choices, supplements and dietary interventions. She will also provide guidance about how to seek credible medical information, to be aware of the medical news spin cycle, and to critically evaluate medical news and data and their sources.
A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Laurie Green has been a practicing Ob/Gyn in San Francisco for the past 30 years. For several years, she was the reporter for KTVU's "Mornings on 2," having begun her public speaking career as a guest on KPIX's "People are Talking." She has presented lectures on various aspects of women's health to physicians, women's groups, and medical students. Dr. Green graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and was recently honored to be elected President of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association. She completed a medical internship at Stanford and an Ob/Gyn residency at University of California, San Francisco. Laurie is the mother of two recent college graduates.
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Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Writer, director and producer of the inspiring documentary Miss Representation. Founder and CEO of MissRepresentation.org and of Girls Club Entertainment.
Kate Shaw | Founder and host of the Lucasfilm Speaker Series
Linda Burch | Co-founder and Chief Education and Strategy Officer of Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the media lives of kids and families.
Laura Ling | American journalist, host and reporter for E! Investigates. Ling received worldwide attention when she was imprisoned in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a pardon facilitated by President Bill Clinton and her sister Lisa Ling, enabling her return to the U.S.
Rebecca Costa | Sociobiologist, futurist, nationally syndicated radio host and author of The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction. As a recognized thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, she examines “the big picture”– providing compelling insight and encouraging solutions to the global gridlock of our day.
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