Tips for kids’ back-to-school anxiety
Returning to school as the pandemic stretches on may spark anxiety in young students, but there are approaches parents can use to build children’s resilience.
Wildfires and school ventilation
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth of wildfires, California schools need to improve their air quality, according to Stanford pediatrician Lisa Patel. Fortunately, the funds are available.
Schulman on value of new Alzheimer’s drug
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new and expensive medication for Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s not clear it helps. Researcher Kevin Schulman discusses what the government should consider before deciding to cover it.
Animal-welfare awareness may lower meat consumption
Giving people information about animal welfare can motivate them to eat less meat, a meta-analysis of 100 studies has found.
Relman on investigating coronavirus’s origin
Microbiologist David Relman explores how the coronavirus could have emerged and why we need to know.
Stanford Health Care leads on patient surveys
Better questions, shorter surveys and faster data reporting will enable Stanford Health Care to rapidly improve the patient experience.
Roshni Mathew on vaccine confidence
Roshni Mathew, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, discussed the race to inoculate as many people as possible against COVID-19 to prevent the emergence of variants that could increase disease rates.
How parents can help transgender teens
A recent Stanford study showed that, for teens exploring their gender identity, simple acts of caring from their parents were what they valued most.
5 Questions: Hannah Valantine on diversity
After six years at the National Institutes of Health, cardiologist Hannah Valantine has returned to Stanford Medicine with new ideas for building a more diverse and inclusive campus.
How to promote vaccination in a polarized country
COVID-19 vaccination rates must reach 80% to achieve herd immunity, but only about 60% of Americans are willing to be vaccinated, according to the Pew Research Center. Stanford physician and economist Kevin Schulman suggests marketing tactics to boost compliance.