Stanford medical student Orly Farber ponders what she's seen and learned from clerkships in OB/GYN, emergency medicine, ambulatory medicine and surgery.
Month: December 2019
Our best reads of 2019: Stanford Medicine picks
Looking for a good biomedical or science read? Stanford Medicine leaders and science communicators suggest some of their favorites.
Volunteering at the children’s hospital over the holidays
MD/PhD student Tim Keyes left the lab for a week and reconnected with patients, volunteering at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Best of the decade: Stanford Medicine’s 1:2:1 podcasts
Paul Costello has hosted scores of 1:2:1 podcast interviews with well-known authors, physicians, leaders and others. Here, he picks a few favorites.
“No money, no problem”: Guaranteeing emergency care for all
Laws ensure that anyone can receive needed care in an emergency department. A Stanford Medicine physician played a key role in refining those policies.
Vaccination rates climb in California after personal belief exemptions curbed
Following the passage of a California law that curbs personal belief exemptions, vaccination rates for measles have climbed.
Formerly conjoined twins separated at Packard Children’s are doing well
A pair of formerly conjoined twin sisters who were separated at Packard Children's three years ago are now happy, healthy and doing well in kindergarten.
Mental health among older, low-income adults in the U.S. is getting worse
A survey of Americans' well-being shows that seniors with low incomes are reporting worse mental health while their physical health is stable.
New Stanford Hospital inspires gingerbread masterpieces
Stanford Health Care patient-care teams brought their A-game to the A-frame, designing gingerbread models of the new Stanford Hospital that opened Nov. 17.
“There is not a cure”: A podcast on Alzheimer’s and poetry
In this 1:2:1 podcast, host Paul Costello talks with Eugenia Zukerman, who is living with Alzheimer's disease and has a new book of poetry.
In the Spotlight: Using engineering to improve patients’ lives
This "In the Spotlight" features Ross Venook, a bioengineer who discusses his career path and his life as a busy father and husband outside of work.
Scientists sleuth out “jumping genes” to combat antibiotic resistance
Scientists develop a technology to find "jumping genes," a type of genetic element that may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
Sleep and the medical profession: An uneasy relationship
Stanford medical student Yoo Jung Kim reflects on the challenges of getting a good night's rest when you are a health care provider or a patient.
Why words matter so much in critical doctor-patient conversations
New research by Stanford Medicine clinicians and scientists aims to ensure that doctors know the right words to use in critical conversations.
Stanford Medicine magazine explores the new Stanford Hospital
The new Stanford Hospital is a high-tech place of healing for patients and families, and a place of innovation and well-being for employees and clinicians.
Ouch: The psychology of pain — Part 2
Stanford specialists discuss how the source of a person's pain can affect what they feel, and the connection between chronic pain and psychological factors.