In a recent commentary, Alan Schatzberg speaks out about the potential harms, and many questions, that surround ketamine's use to treat depression.
Month: May 2019
I’m a graduating medical student. This is why I write.
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, graduating student Nathaniel Fleming discusses the benefits of writing during his time in medical school.
Stanford Medicine’s Big Data in Precision Health event returns
Stanford Medicine's Big Data in Precision Health conference unites people who create, study and use information from big data to improve health.
Is colorectal cancer striking younger people? New study suggests yes
Stanford researchers find that colorectal cancer is being diagnosed at later stages in younger patients, suggesting risk of the disease is growing.
Lab-grown heart cells reveal secrets of “kissing bug” disease
Stanford researchers are using lab-grown heart cells to investigate how Chagas disease, which is spread by "kissing bugs," affects heart health.
Employment-based health insurance is problematic, Victor Fuchs says
In a recent commentary, Victor Fuchs, known as the dean of health economics, explains how health insurance linked to employment skews health care costs
Creativity can jump or slump during middle childhood, a Stanford study shows
A new Stanford neuroscience study reveals that creativity can slump or bump between ages 8 and 10, depending on the individual.
Following injury, a new approach could help rebuild muscle
Stanford researchers, seeking ways to regenerate muscle after injury, find a promising method using collagen and vascular cells.
Humanwide: A new approach to personalized, preventive health care
Eddie Shakerpour wanted to feel better, so he joined Humanwide, a Stanford Medicine pilot that used data to create personalized, preventive care plans.
Promos spark teens’ use of nicotine products, Stanford study finds
Teenagers who owned promotional items for nicotine-containing products were twice as likely as other teens to start using the products.
Health in the rural West: Workshop explores how digital tools can help
The Digital Health in the Rural American West workshop addressed health disparities that are often overlooked and understudied in the vast region.
Taking Depression Seriously: A treatment overview
In the third post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Sophia Xiao and physician Randall Stafford address the treatments available for depression.
In the Spotlight: Understanding sex differences
In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Daniel Bayless, a postdoctoral fellow in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, talks about his research on sex differences.
How to combat impostor syndrome: Lessons from the Diversity & Inclusion Forum
At the second annual Diversity & Inclusion Forum, attendees brainstormed how to help underrepresented groups feel like they belong in medicine.
Countdown to Big Data in Precision Health: What’s the government’s role?
Before the Big Data in Precision Health conference, Don Rucker, the national coordinator for health IT, discusses the government's role in health data.
What I did during my med school gap year
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Yoo Jung Kim discusses how she spent her gap year during medical school.