At the recent Stanford 25 Skills Symposium, Kelley Skeff led a workshop to help physicians become better medical teachers.
Month: September 2018
Tai chi may help prevent older adults from falling, a study finds
A new study finds tai chi balance training can be more effective than conventional exercise approaches for reducing falls in older adults with a high risk for falling.
Connection between climate change and health will be a focus of summit
As the Global Climate Action Summit convenes in San Francisco, Stanford leaders discuss links between climate change and health.
Improvements to newborn screening could lower number of false positives
A team of researchers has used an algorithm to improve newborn screening for genetic diseases, with the hopes of reducing the number of false positives.
Instincts vs. facts: How one physician learned to listen to intuition
In an essay for The New England Journal of Medicine, a Stanford resident writes about trusting intuition when a patient needs more than medical facts.
Stanford Medicine charts a collaborative path forward
When Stanford Medicine’s three organizations set about working together to achieve a shared vision, it was an opportunity to collaborate in ways they never had …
Space, the new surgical frontier? A Q&A
A Stanford surgeon discusses the adverse conditions, physiological changes and surgical challenges faced by space travelers.
Scientific publishing: How much is too much?
John Ioannidis reflects on the phenomenon of "hyper-publishing," where certain scientists are listed as authors on scores of papers a year.
Understanding the geography of triple negative breast cancer
Mapping the geography of the immune response in triple negative breast cancers predicts patient survival and sheds light onto new aspects of tumor biology.
Poor quality health care leads to 5 million deaths each year in poorer nations
A Lancet commission has found that poor quality health care causes millions of unnecessary deaths; the worst deficits were found in vulnerable populations.
Will doctors be replaced by algorithms?
While some fear artificial intelligence making inroads into health care, Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes it.
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on the future of Stanford’s medical school, hospitals and clinics
The new issue of Stanford Medicine explores how Stanford's health care entities crafted a shared vision that is playing out in research, education and care.
Stanford Medicine’s wilderness trip gives new students a chance to bond
"SWEAT," Stanford Medicine's pre-orientation wilderness trip gives new medical students a chance to bond before school begins.
Opioid overdose rates highest directly after surgery, new research suggests
Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.
Patient finds relief in treatment for chronic esophagus inflammation
A Stanford medicine patient regains quality of life after receiving treatment for his rare inflammatory esophagus condition.
Study offers insight into metastasis
The true driver mutations of cancer are almost always common to all metastases in an individual, according to a Stanford scientist and other researchers.