Using telemedicine, Stanford Medicine researcher Jodi Prochaska is investigating how to reduce tobacco use in Alaska.
Tag: Rural Health
Using technology to improve health in America’s rural West
A new white paper from Stanford Medicine and the Bill Lane Center for the American West explores the challenges and promise of telehealth solutions.
Low-income, older Americans are healthier in affluent communities
The health of poor, older adults in the U.S. varies substantially across local geographic regions, Stanford researchers found.
Health in the rural West: Workshop explores how digital tools can help
The Digital Health in the Rural American West workshop addressed health disparities that are often overlooked and understudied in the vast region.
Telemedicine takes root in the Midwest
Earlier this year, first-year medical student Bonnie Chien and classmates visited the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota as part of their Rural and American Indian …
A call to fix unregulated health markets
An article (subscription required) in the latest issue of Nature provides an in-depth look at the prevalence of unregulated health markets in developing countries. Problems within these …
Examining ways to reduce health risks from cookstove pollution in developing countries
In much of the developing world, health hazards involving food extend beyond the edible substances being consumed. Makeshift stoves fueled by crop scraps and animal …
How a Stanford dermatologist is using telemedicine to reach underserved populations in California
Physicians in rural areas in California are in short supply, and some fear the scarcity could grow more severe. But telemedicine might prove beneficial in these …