A group of researchers are trying to answer the question: Are you more or less likely to die if you own a firearm? Their work was recently featured in the Washington Post.
Health literacy means doctors explaining health care tasks - such as giving a child medication - in doable steps that don’t make you feel like you’re overwhelmed, says health-literacy expert Ruth Parker, a guest at next month's Childx conference.
Firearm violence as a public health problem was the focus of a recent Stanford Medicine forum. Physicians should conduct more research on gun violence and advocate for gun safety with patients, presenters said.
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal, outlined his vision of planetary health in a talk at Stanford.
Primary caretakers face inequitable professional hurdles. The Working Group of Mothers in Science suggest solutions for the child care-conference conundrum.
In a talk at Stanford, Jonathan Perlin of HCA Healthcare discusses how electronic health records can help doctors improve care in a learning health system.
When gravely ill undocumented immigrants wait to seek health care, they’re less likely to have end-of-life care that follows their wishes.
Even adults who are not considered "high-risk" should be tested to reduce deaths and improve cure rates, new Stanford Health Policy research suggests.
This is the fifth in a series of blog posts, by Randall Stafford, MD, PhD discussing prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
For those of us following the confounding opioid epidemic, there's more bad news. Stanford researchers have determined that taking strong prescription painkillers together with sleeping …
Billboards nationwide boast emergency room wait times — an oft-cited statistic of efficiency. But one way to boost efficiency, without increasing cost, may be to …