Sampling one's own lower nasal passages for COVID-19 virus is as efficient as swabs that sample deep in the nasal cavity, Stanford study finds.
Month: June 2020
When your mother is a neurosurgeon: ‘It motivates me to push myself’
Reece and Alister Sharp, daughters of Stanford neurosurgeon Odette Harris, co-authored a children's book to share their experience.
Treatment options for urinary tract infections | Understanding UTIs, Part 5
The fifth post in the Understanding UTI series outlines the different types of medications for UTIs, including antibiotics and drugs for pain relief.
Alarming COVID-19-related condition in children is rare
A COVID-19-related multi-inflammatory syndrome in children has raised alarms, but MIS-C is extremely rare, says a Stanford pediatrician.
Unexplained kidney disease in California more likely near agriculture
Stanford researchers found that Californians living in areas of high agricultural activity are more likely to have unexplained end-stage renal disease.
Behind the scenes with a co-director of The PRIDE Study
“Part of what I love about my job is that every day is different,” explained a Stanford OB/GYN when describing her workday — before and during the pandemic.
Here’s how technology is helping residents during the COVID-19 pandemic
Technology has made it possible for Stanford Medicine residents to continue learning and caring for patients safely during the COVID-19 era.
Visiting the doctor for a UTI? Here’s what you need to know | Understanding UTIs, Part 4
This fourth post in the Understanding UTIs series provides a guide to preparing for a visit with a health care provider for a urinary tract infection.
Setting your biological clock, reducing stress while sheltering in place
Going outside soon after waking — rather than hopping directly onto a video call — will help you sleep better, says a Stanford vision researcher.
Why COVID-19 hit our vulnerable older population hardest
A large percentage of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in nursing homes. In a podcast interview, a Stanford geriatrician explains why.
Talking weight with your doctor: What doctors can do, part 2
Stanford psychologist Sarah Adler offers tips for doctors on how to have more effective conversations about weight with their patients.
The tweet that ate my week
What's it like to go viral on Twitter? Stanford Medicine professor Keith Humphreys recently found out when he tweeted an insight about COVID-19.
Talking weight with your doctor: How to work together, part 1
Talking about weight with your doctor can be difficult. Stanford Health Care Chief of Staff Megan Mahoney shares how she approaches this subject.
COVID-19 adds urgency to synthetic film that aids breathing
The COVID-19 pandemic gives new relevance to a synthetic substance developed by Stanford researchers that could help respiratory patients breathe easier.