In the News

May

Forbes.com, 05/17/19

--Price transparency: Why are drug prices such a bitter pill to swallow?

Michelle Mello, professor of law and of health research and policy, is quoted in this piece on rising drug costs.

 

Scope, 05/16/19

--Taking Depression Seriously: A treatment overview

In the third post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, and master’s student Sophia Xiao address the treatments available for depression.

 

Stanford Medicine News, 05/14/19

--Can Precision Health transform primary care? Look to Stanford’s Humanwide pilot

In this LinkedIn post, Dean Lloyd Minor explores the promise of Precision Health through Humanwide, a Stanford Medicine pilot program using a data-driven, integrated team approach to predict and prevent disease. A paper outlining initial learnings from the program is also highlighted in a Stanford Medicine press release that quotes Minor; authors Megan Mahoney, clinical professor of medicine and chief of general primary care, and Steven Asch, professor of medicine and vice chief of primary care and population health; and David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care.

 

Sacramento Bee, 05/13/19

--Vaccine opponents tap social media to fight new California exemptions bill

Senate Bill 276 would require public health officials to approve exceptions to vaccination requirements. David Magnus, the Thomas A. Raffin Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, director of the  Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, and professor of pediatrics and of medicine, provides comment.

 

Scope, 05/08/19

--Taking Depression Seriously: Breaking down barriers to care

In this second post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, and master’s student Sophia Xiao, examine barriers to accessing mental health care.

 

Next Avenue, 05/08/19

--Resources for your next doctor appointment

VJ Periyakoil, associate professor of medicine and director of palliative care education and training, shares her advice on getting the best care possible.

 

Scope, 05/02/19

--Taking depression seriously: What is it?

This piece is the first in a series called Taking Depression Seriously, which aims to help patients and family members better understand depression as a chronic disease and more successfully navigate the health care system. Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, and master’s student Sophia Xiao, provide insight on depression in this post.

 

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Advanced Health Care Directive

California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:

Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”

Delineate your health care wishes, such as:

  • Health care instructions, including life support, organ and tissue donation
  • Revoke prior directives

A sample form is attached for reference. Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5. In other words this is a free legally binding document.

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