Rigid gender expectations hurt everyone’s health. A series of papers in the Lancet works to clarify how this happens and spur improvements.
Month: May 2019
Stanford’s efforts to combat antibiotic resistance move to global stage
In this Q&A, Stanford physician-scientists Stanley Deresinski and Marisa Holubar explain why responsible use of antibiotics is so important worldwide.
Ramadan: Advising clinicians on safe fasting practices
A Stanford psychiatrist gives practical advice to American clinicians unfamiliar with Ramadan fasting, a common spiritual practice for many Muslims.
Taking Depression Seriously: Types of talk therapy
In this fifth post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Sophia Xiao and physician Randall Stafford outline the different types of talk therapy.
What happens when a person with prediabetes get a viral infection? New study provides in-depth look
Scientists monitored 106 individuals (some of whom have prediabetes) to see how the condition, and infections, impact immune-and-microbiome-related health.
Medical school is over but I’m not done learning – or writing
In his last Stanford Medicine Unplugged piece, a soon-to-graduate student reflects on his time in medical school and his time writing for Scope.
Podcast series explores Humanwide’s Precision Health approach
Six episodes explain the Stanford Medicine pilot project, which used patient data to create personalized health plans addressing concerns and risks.
To get kids and adults to exercise, here’s what works
Stanford's Abby King shares evidence-backed strategies to get people to exercise more and sit less. "You don't need fancy equipment," she said.
Internet privacy — it’s a matter of mental health
A Stanford psychiatrist argues that internet privacy is a mental health issue and an online bill of rights is needed in the U.S.
Vaccination stand-off: Why I got involved
Third-year medical student Neil Rens explains why he chooses to advocate for stricter vaccination requirements in California.
E-cigarette flavors may boost risk of heart disease
E-cigarette flavorings are harmful to blood vessel cells even in the absence of nicotine. The flavors of cinnamon and menthol are particularly dangerous.
The makings of a data scientist, at Big Data in Precision Health
At day two of the Big Data in Precision Health conference, DJ Patil shared how he discovered data science and was hired by the Obama administration.
From Big Data in Precision Health: Humanwide added patient data to primary care
At the Big Data in Precision Health conference, clinicians discussed using patient health data to enhance primary care through the Humanwide pilot project.
Cystic fibrosis took Mallory Smith’s life, but her memoir lives on
Mallory Smith's memoir chronicles her life with cystic fibrosis. Christy Hartman knew Mallory, and attended a campus event celebrating Mallory's book.
Sleep science takes the stage at Big Data in Precision Health
Speakers at Stanford's Big Data in Precision Health conference discuss how their work with big data impacts and informs sleep research.
Taking Depression Seriously: Understanding medications
In the fourth post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Sophia Xiao and physician Randall Stafford clarify different types of medications.