Topic List : Preventive Medicine
Smartphone app encourages physical activity
Using a smartphone app, Stanford scientists and their colleagues conducted the first entirely digital randomized clinical trial to boost exercise among participants.
Stanford honored for MD wellness efforts
Stanford Medicine’s commitment and work to improve physician fulfillment and reduce burnout have been acknowledged with the highest-level designation from the American Medical Association.
Marketing cigarettes as eco-friendly
A survey of adult former smokers, current smokers and people who have never smoked found that cigarettes marketed as being environmentally friendly were perceived as less harmful to health and the environment.
Grant funds tobacco research
Scientists at Stanford and two other universities have received a five-year, $11.6 million grant to conduct research on policies related to tobacco retail sales.
Stafford on high blood pressure
Under the new guidelines, tens of millions more Americans now meet the criteria for having high blood pressure.
Following footsteps to obesity clues
Stanford researchers collected motion data from smartphones as a way to measure activity across hundreds of thousands of people to help figure out why obesity is a bigger problem in some countries than others.
Researchers get $26.4 million for activity study
The medical school professors were awarded the grants as part of a large-scale National Institutes of Health program to study the biology of how physical activity improves health.
Smartphones’ potential for medical research
Stanford researchers say that data collected through MyHeart Counts, a heart-health study in which participants transmit information through an app, demonstrates the potential of smartphones to transform the measurement of physical activity and fitness for clinical research.
Teen beliefs about marijuana
A survey of hundreds of California high-school students shows that teens don’t understand the risks of marijuana use, and are more likely to smoke it if they have seen marijuana ads.
Project to explore wellness
An international clinical research project that Stanford launched on Sept. 12 aims to find out how to enhance health and overall wellness.