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Mind Body Medicine -Emerging Science and Economics

Mind Body Medicine -Emerging Science and Economics

Presenter: Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

Dr. Darshan Mehta, Associate Education Director for the Osher Center and Medical Director for the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine recently gave a presentation as part of the Vermont University Laura Mann Integrative Health Lecture Series. His presentation explores the interface between the science and economics of mind body medicine.

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Addressing Symptom Burden in Patients with Cardiac Arrhythmias
A Smart Approach in a 75 Y.O. Woman with Paroxsymal Atrial Fibrillation

Presenters: Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH; E. Kevin Heist, MD, PhD

In this Grand Rounds clinical case presentation, Drs. Dossett and Heist, from Massachusetts General Hospital, presented a case of a woman with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who participated in a Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and discussed the role of resiliency tools for patients with cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation.

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Self-Transformation Through Mindfulness, Dr. David Vago on TEDx

Self-Transformation Through Mindfulness, Dr. David Vago on TEDx

How is the Self represented in the brain and how is it sculpted through our everyday moment-to-moment perceptions, emotions, and thoughts? Cognitive Neuroscientist, David Vago demonstrates that a systematic form of mental training involving meditation and mindful awareness has the potential to transform our self and our mental habits in a positive way. Learn more about how every moment is an opportunity to change our brain and strongly influence our health & longevity at both conscious and non-conscious levels.

Pain and Opioid Management in Veterans in Primary Care
Evidence, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions in the Use of Collaborative and Integrated Care Approaches

Karen Seal, MD, MPH is a professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is based at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), where she is director of the Integrated Care Clinic for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and director of the Integrated Pain Team (IPT) Clinic. 

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Tai Chi for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

In this Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds research presentation, Dr. Wang reviews the current body of knowledge regarding  Evidence-Based mind-body medicine  treatments. The focus is on the therapeutic benefits of Tai Chi for chronic musculoskeletal pain and symptom management, as well as strategies for implementing complementary approaches into clinical practice.

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Drs. Langevin and Wayne panel discussion “Minding the Gaps in Medical Research”
MIT Media Lab

Presenters: Helene Langevin, MD and Peter Wayne, PhD

A “side effect” of medical specialization and scientific reductionism is that our understanding of cross-system connections in human health and disease is remarkably limited. This affects the ability of medicine to care for the whole patient. Research at the Osher Center draws on systems biology frameworks from both modern science and non-conventional healing traditions to inform a more integrated model of health and health care.