David Relman on the risks of lab-made pathogens
Should scientists be allowed to create lab-made pathogens in the interest of science? In this podcast, Stanford microbiologist and biosecurity expert David Relman, MD, talks about the grave risks associated with this kind of research.
Beth Darnall discusses "Less Pain, Fewer Pills"
During this podcast, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, discusses her new book, “Less Pain, Fewer Pills,” which is aimed at helping the millions of sufferers regain control over their chronic pain without the use of opioids.
Bill Newsome on Stanford's "Big Ideas" and the state of neuroscience
Bill Newsome, PhD, is challenging faculty to think broadly about the intersections of neuroscience with society, engineering, medicine, and other fields, through the Stanford Neuroscience Institute's Big Ideas initiative.
Mehrdad Ayati on the "Paths to Healthy Aging"
Stanford geriatrician Mehrdad Ayati, MD, calls his new book Paths to Healthy Aging a simple workbook and is aimed at the accessible reader who wants basic information about aging. Co-written with his wife, Hope Azarani, PhD, the book is about creating a lifestyle that will lead readers towards the path of a happy and healthy aging process.
'Brain on Fire': Susannah Cahalan and her month of madness
With the precision of an investigative journalist, Susannah Cahalan reconstructed what happened in her memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.
Shaili Jain, MD, on her family legacy and PTSD
In her clinical practice, Shaili Jain, MD, works with veterans suffering from PTSD who are returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She spearheads a pilot program based on veterans supporting veterans, aptly called the Peer Support Program.
James Lock on family-based therapy for anorexia
During this podcast, Stanford eating disorder expert James Lock, MD, PhD, discusses how parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia.
Stanford Life Flight: 30 years of saving lives
Thirty years and many thousands of flights later, Life Flight has a proud history to celebrate. Its flight crew has years of experience, and its helicopter carries some of the most advanced airborne health-care technology available.
Physicians deactivate heart pump with catheter-based approach
A mechanical pump supported a failing heart, but did the job so well it eventually was no longer needed. Turning it off safely was the challenge.
Max Aguilera-Hellweg on the art of photography
Max Aguilera-Hellweg apprenticed with the famed photographer Annie Liebovitz at Rolling Stone magazine when he was 18 years old. At age 43, he received his medical degree. Surgical photography is just one of his specialties.
Mike Stobbe on the decline of the Surgeon General
The post of U.S. surgeon general has remained vacant for nearly a year. So it raises the question: Does the role of the nation’s top doctor still matter? Associated Press medical reporter Mike Stobbe’s new book, Surgeon General’s Warning, argues that it does.
Sherry Wren and her journey back as a surgeon
Two years ago, Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren, MD, had excruciating pain in her neck. The surgery to remove a ruptured disc resulted in a partial paralysis that temporarily derailed her career.