The Stanford Health Improvement Program is offering a family nutrition webinar instructed by Thea Runyan, MPH, a fitness instructor and former behavior coach at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She will offer tips for keeping your family fed and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 21, 2020, Leadership and guest speakers discussed key faculty initiatives that may help inform decisions as government officials consider easing shelter-in-place orders. Faculty speakers are Melissa Bondy, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health; Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann, MD, professor of radiology; Thomas Montine, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the department of pathology; and Joshua Salomon, PhD, professor of medicine and of health research and policy.
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A new training course on best practices for hygiene during the pandemic is required before returning to work on campus. This will require all faculty, staff, postdocs and students employed by the university to complete an online training course, “COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices,” before returning to work on campus, starting with those who are currently working onsite at any University-owned location (including off-campus labs).
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With Stanford physicians once again performing nonemergency procedures, patient Anwar Soliman underwent surgery to relieve his back pain and acid reflux.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have shown how exercise changes the body at a molecular level and have identified blood markers of fitness.
Scientists at Stanford Medicine are investigating whether a molecule called interferon-lambda can help people with mild cases of COVID-19 feel better and reduce their transmission of the disease-causing virus.
Most vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off infections with one arm tied behind its back. A new study in monkeys untied the other arm.
Studies of identical versus fraternal twins reveal the relative contributions of heredity and the environment to numerous human traits. Now, Stanford has its own twin registry.
Allen Eddy underwent a procedure to insert a device, the Zephyr valve, into the diseased portion of his upper left lung lobe. He had no idea it would help so much.