What can be done to treat and prevent back pain? And how does our mental/emotional health affect our spinal health? Esther Gokhale, a spinal health educator and author, weighs in.
Facebook prohibits paid tobacco advertising, but Stanford researchers found brands and vendors marketing their products through unpaid content, in apparent conflict with the rules or their spirit.
The Stanford-based California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative has released a new toolkit to help doctors prevent dangerous blood clots in pregnant women and new mothers.
Immature fat cells grow up if stress hormones rise at night. A new study explains the molecular underpinnings of why people gain weight due to chronic stress, disrupted circadian rhythms and treatment with glucocorticoid drugs.
Paying attention to your emotions at work can improve your job experience and performance, says mindfulness expert Leah Weiss.
Thousands of women in the East African country of Uganda suffer from rheumatic heart disease. Although pregnancy can lead to severe complications, a new study shows that many women are putting their health at risk in order to have children.
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.
Using data and storytelling, Arianna Huffington is working encourage a cultural shift toward health and wellness, she explained at a conversation with Dean Lloyd Minor on campus.
Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer discusses in his new book, "Dying for a Paycheck," how stress from work is a major health problem.
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.
Stanford research shows that nearly one in 20 reproductive-age women have depression and less than one-third are taking antidepressants.
Struck by the public health aspect of gun violence, more than three dozen Stanford medical and physician assistant students expressed their views to lawmakers.
Stanford sleep specialist Jamie Zeitzer discusses how we monitor, and could monitor, sleep in the 21st century.
A new mini-experiment from Stanford's WELL program challenges individuals to take five minutes out of their day to meditate, with the goal of improving well-being.
The Stanford-based Tobacco Prevention Toolkit offers a resource for educators and young people to learn about tobacco product use and their health.
Is preventing gun violence really the work of clinicians? Yes, argues first-year Stanford medical student Orly Farber.