After noticing that young patients know little about their bodies, Stanford physician Diana Farid wrote a children's book explaining how our lungs work.
Month: September 2020
What to do if you test positive for COVID-19
From how to quarantine to how to monitor your oxygen levels, a Stanford physician offers tips on what to do if you have COVID-19.
Body image: ‘We can have a full, meaningful life in the bodies we have.’
Body image is a key part of well-being, yet many of us have a conflicted relationship with our bodies. A Stanford Medicine psychologist offers guidance.
Reducing surgical site infections in low-resource settings
During a stint in Ethiopia, Stanford surgical resident Jared Forrester worked on a surgical infection prevention plan for low- and middle-income countries.
Stanford team improves diagnostics for newborns’ brain bleeds
With changes in ultrasound technology, Stanford researchers have improved the method of diagnosing brain bleeds, a common form of birth injury in newborns.
The intersection of climate and health: Stanford group works for change
The Stanford Climate and Health group aims to find ways for the health care sector to reduce emissions and build resilience toward natural disasters.
Dying patients want honesty from their doctors, expert says
Stanford palliative care physician Winnie Teuteberg, MD, says terminally ill patients often want to discuss their prognosis with their doctors.
Life as a coronavirus contact tracer: “I highly recommend volunteering”
A Stanford Health Care librarian uses his tracking skills to stem the spread of the coronavirus as a volunteer contact tracer.
Assault during pregnancy boosts risk of poor infant health
When pregnant women are assaulted, their babies are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less, Stanford Health Policy research shows.
How polio eradication in Africa can inform the global COVID-19 response
As the global health community celebrates the eradication of wild poliovirus in Africa, there are lessons that can apply to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program
Physician assistant student Patrick Lowery discusses his former life as a professional pitcher and what made him decide to pursue a medical career.
Classroom learning with safety in mind: A pediatrician’s thoughts
As schools begin to reopen, Stanford pediatrician Jason Wang, MD, PhD, discusses best COVID-19 safety practices, and why kids should be in the classroom.
Fellows get an inside look at what it takes to be a health care leader
Stanford medical students got a glimpse of how health care organizations are run during a summer fellowship that included research and interviews.
What we can learn from COVID-19 in kids
A Stanford physician co-authored a list of likely biological factors underlying the reduced development of COVID-19 for children compared to adults.
Stanford students design a device to detect early-stage river blindness
A team of Stanford undergraduates designed a device that uses blue-light imaging technology to diagnose a parasitic disease called river blindness.
Post-surgical abdominal adhesions: A potential cause and possible treatment
Abdominal adhesions frequently occur after abdominal surgery. Stanford researchers prevented their formation in mice by blocking a molecular pathway.