Five Questions

  • Ami Bhatt on gut microbiomes

    The Stanford Medicine professor on why it’s important to better understand the microbiome of people transitioning from traditional to Westernized lifestyles.

  • Climate change and health

    The director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health explains how the medical community is at the center of the climate change debate.

  • 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.


2021 ISSUE 2

Unlocking the secrets of the brain

COVID-19 Updates

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.