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.
Nadeau talks food allergy breakthroughs
In a Q&A, immunologist Kari Nadeau discusses advances in food-allergy treatment and research, including a growing body of evidence that patients with several food allergies can be safely treated for all of them at once.
Flu vaccination in a time of COVID-19
It’s time to get a flu shot. In a Q&A, Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, clinical associate professor of infectious diseases, explains why it’s especially important to be vaccinated this year.
Researchers on wildfires’ health impacts
California’s massive wildfires bring a host of health concerns. In a Q&A, Kari Nadeau and Mary Prunicki of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford discuss the threats posed by air pollution from the fires.
Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A dedicated page provides the latest information and developments related to the pandemic.
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Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.