How would you like to die? Tell your doctor in a letter
How would you like to die? To get these conversations started far and wide, VJ Periyakoil, MD, launched the Stanford Letter Project – a campaign to empower all adults to take the initiative to talk to their doctor about what matters most to them at life’s end. I…
Steven Brill on "America's Bitter Pill"
In his new book, "America's Bitter Pill, Steven Brill reignites a conversation about health care in America.
Seth Ammerman on the AAP's stance against marijuana legalization
In this 1:2:1 podcast, adolescent medicine specialist Seth Ammerman, MD, discusses the AAP’s stance on youth and marijuana.
Researchers isolate stem cell that gives rise to bones, cartilage in mice
The discovery of a skeletal stem cell in mice sets the stage for new methods to grow cartilage and bone for use in medical therapies.
Christopher Scott on the new face of longevity research
Stanford bioethicist Christopher Scott, PhD, says longevity research is on the brink of something big.
Scientists seek to map origins of mental illness, develop noninvasive treatment
A collaborative Stanford project could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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 Neurosciences 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.