Topic List : Preventive Medicine
Digital coach increases walking
A virtual adviser can help older adults become more physically active, a Stanford Medicine study reports.
Stanford Medicine leaders discuss COVID-19
Leaders of the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health answered questions about COVID-19 and discussed how Stanford Medicine is addressing the outbreak.
AHA chief on research, health equity and more
Robert Harrington, the new president of the American Heart Association, recently discussed his views on technology and diversity in medicine.
Industry-linked studies favorable to indoor tanning
Indoor-tanning studies with financial ties to the industry are likely to downplay risks and discuss the potential benefits of tanning, researchers have found.
Center focuses on improvement science
The goal of the Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement is to build and support a culture that is the best at getting better.
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.