In 2020, contributing editor Paul Costello’s top podcasts reflect the challenges of the coronavirus and other timely health care issues.
Megan Mahoney, Stanford Health Care's chief of staff, discusses racism and bias in the nation's health care system and how it can be overcome.
A Stanford researcher talks about navigating the uncertainty of making medical decisions for her 5-year-old son with an undiagnosed genetic disorder.
Stanford palliative care physician Winnie Teuteberg, MD, says terminally ill patients often want to discuss their prognosis with their doctors.
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.
The pandemic has been what one Stanford psychiatrist called “a mixed bag” for people with addiction issues; some find fewer triggers, others face more.
A Stanford physician discusses how he's learned to safely manage intense situations with patients in emergency departments.
A Stanford researcher discusses how toxic pollutants can make people more susceptible to COVID-19 and why people of color are particularly vulnerable.
A Stanford microbiologist describes the invigorating, yet sobering race to develop an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
A comprehensive Stanford study of data on California gun sales and first-time gun owners shows a link between suicides and handgun ownership.
A COVID-19-related multi-inflammatory syndrome in children has raised alarms, but MIS-C is extremely rare, says a Stanford pediatrician.
A large percentage of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in nursing homes. In a podcast interview, a Stanford geriatrician explains why.
Stanford patient care leader Catherine Krna is inspired by clinicians during turbocharged COVID-19 response, and sees lasting benefit of telehealth surge.
Stanford sleep expert Rafael Pelayo discusses the human need for sleep and offers insights for achieving a restful slumber.
Though challenging, caring for patients with the severest cases of COVID-19 fosters pride and collaboration, Stanford pulmonologist says in a podcast.
Stanford physician Lucy Kalanithi opens up about loss, grief and love for her neurosurgeon husband, Paul, five years after his death from lung cancer.