Stanford mental health experts offer tips for handling the uniques stressors faced by health care workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
Month: April 2020
Advance care planning: The importance of expressing your medical wishes
Advance care planning allows people to reflect on what is important to them, and what care they'd want if they become critically ill, says Stanford physician Grant Smith.
How viruses like the coronavirus can steal our sense of smell
Stanford ENT surgeon discusses how viruses cause a loss of sense of smell, and what you should do about it in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.
One in five people with COVID-19 are also co-infected with other viruses or bacteria
Co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens is more common than previously expected, according to a Stanford study.
Writing a Chinese-American ‘Ocean’s 11’ between medical school classes
In the Spotlight: A daughter of Chinese immigrants, Stanford medical student Grace Li writes fiction about the Asian-American experience.
Letter from New York City: What the coronavirus has taught me about a physician’s duty
From her childhood home, Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed her decision to pursue medicine.
Stanford med students use artistic talents to combat COVID
Stanford medical student Ryan Brewster founded COVID Creatives to provide free educational materials about COVID-19 for health care providers.
How a psychologist aids health technology innovation
Stanford psychologist Douglas Rait helps groups of Stanford Biodesign Innovation fellows hone their ability to work as a team, fueling their projects.
Talking to kids about COVID-19: A podcast
Stanford psychiatrist Victor Carrion offers advice for parents about how to talk to children about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gender discrimination is linked to depression in child-bearing women, Stanford-led study finds
A Stanford-led study has found that experiencing gender discrimination was associated with depressive symptoms in women who had young children.
Cracking cancer’s code: Stanford Medicine magazine reports on treatments and developments
Learn about chemo brain and what's new in cancer treatment, research and education in Stanford Medicine magazine's new issue highlighting the disease.
Stanford medical students provide coronavirus answers to the homeless
To provide reassurance and reliable information about COVID-19, Stanford medical students are appearing via Zoom in educational sessions for the homeless.
Portraits on COVID-19 protective gear reveal human faces providing care
In an effort to humanize staff who are concealed during patient interactions, many were photographed so that patients could see their faces.
Scientists redesign full-face snorkel mask to combat PPE shortage
Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team have transformed full-face snorkel masks into reusable personal protective equipment for health care workers.
When your lesson about infectious disease is a case study of the world
Medical school classes have moved online for second-year Stanford student Lauren Joseph, and some lessons focus on the science of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Motor-powered ankle exoskeleton could make running easier, faster
Stanford bioengineering researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running.