Social media posts promoting e-cigarettes appear able to make teens more willing to vape, new Stanford research has shown.
What parents should know about vaping
Pediatrics professor Bonnie Halpern-Felsher shares her research on teens' perceptions of e-cigarettes and their health risks.
Taking benzodiazepines boosts chances of long-term opioid use
Patients who receive prescriptions for both opioids and benzodiazepines are more likely to use opioids long term, Stanford researchers have found.
Health care among top priorities for lawmakers, congresswoman says
Health care policy issues are at the top of U.S. lawmakers' agendas, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) says during a Stanford Health Policy Forum.
A twisty career path to improve care for smokers
Jason Melehani, a resident in internal medicine, has had a long and eclectic career path toward developing new therapies to treat tobacco smokers.
Stanford study shows the power of ecofriendly packaging for cigarettes
A new Stanford study shows that people incorrectly think cigarettes with ecofriendly packaging are healthier and less harmful to the environment.
From prison to Stanford postdoc — a journey in recovery
Researcher joins Stanford Medicine as a postdoctoral scholar in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab to help others overcome addiction and incarceration.
Flavored e-cigs appeal to new nicotine users, Stanford study finds
New Stanford research suggests that young people begin using nicotine products like e-cigarettes by trying fruit, mint or candy flavors.
Taking Depression Seriously: Anxiety, addiction and chronic illness
Depression often occurs with other conditions such as anxiety, addiction or chronic illnesses, physician Randall Stafford and Sophia Xiao explain.
Cannabis is not the answer to opioid overdose deaths
Stanford researchers disprove the idea that legalizing medical marijuana will lead to fewer deaths from opioid overdoses.
E-cigarette flavors may boost risk of heart disease
E-cigarette flavorings are harmful to blood vessel cells even in the absence of nicotine. The flavors of cinnamon and menthol are particularly dangerous.
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.
National opioid group addresses challenge of addiction and pain management
Stanford anesthesiologist Edward Mariano discusses the progress and goals of the National Academy of Medicine's opioid collaborative.
Is the health care system ready for climate change?
Stanford medical student Dan Bernstein challenges health care professionals to take steps to mitigate and respond to climate change.
Doctors smoking? New exhibit displays now-startling ads
In response to views that cigarettes were unhealthful, tobacco companies used images of medical professionals to sell their products.
Can we address both chronic pain and the opioid crisis? Yes, pain doctors say
Stanford pain researchers say we can curb the prescription opioid crisis, while treating pain, by using a variety of tactics.