A comprehensive Stanford study of data on California gun sales and first-time gun owners shows a link between suicides and handgun ownership.
Category: Health Policy
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.
The case for national paid maternity leave
Stanford psychiatrist Amy Alexander and colleagues report that women, children and society receive numerous benefits from 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.
Women leaders shine during COVID-19 pandemic
A webinar examined attributes and qualities that led to the successes of women leaders responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Doctors Without Borders leader reflects on saving lives in war zone
Joanne Liu, a former Doctors Without Borders international president, reflects on the challenges of saving lives while under fire in war zones.
ACA helps trauma patients avoid financial catastrophe, but more is needed
The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of people who face overwhelming hospital bills after trauma, but many are still vulnerable.
Identifying and addressing gender bias in health care
A Stanford-trained surgeon discusses her research and personal experiences with gender bias in her quest for equality in health care.
Exposing the effort to glamorize heated tobacco
IQOS, a new way of smoking, has recently arrived in the United States, but a smoking researcher warns it's not clear it's any better than cigarettes.
Formula for an “aha” moment: Pair up with your spouse
Two scientists, who are married, team up in the lab to apply concepts from theoretical genetics to better understand health care fragmentation.
All-black ambulance service inspired today’s EMS system
The Freedom House Ambulance Service helped establish the national training model for EMS programs, but abruptly shut down in 1975.
A vision for “whole person” health in 2030
A Stanford physician and leader at the American Heart Association explains why the organization's goals for 2030 include more than heart health.
School shootings harm students’ mental health, a podcast
This 1:2:1 podcast features Stanford researcher Maya Rossin-Slater, who found that school shootings harm the mental health of young people in the community.
Vaccination rates climb in California after personal belief exemptions curbed
Following the passage of a California law that curbs personal belief exemptions, vaccination rates for measles have climbed.
Why words matter so much in critical doctor-patient conversations
New research by Stanford Medicine clinicians and scientists aims to ensure that doctors know the right words to use in critical conversations.
“Frankly terrifying”: A podcast about drug shortages in the U.S.
In this 1:2:1 podcast, host Paul Costello discusses drug shortages with Stanford and Veterans Affairs anesthesiologist Ed Mariano.
What parents should know about vaping
Pediatrics professor Bonnie Halpern-Felsher shares her research on teens' perceptions of e-cigarettes and their health risks.