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Student team creates app for studying pain

Researchers struggled to gather quantitative and qualitative data to measure patients’ pain but a new mobile app, created by Stanford students, will collect information that can help guide treatment.

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Stanford health experts answer flu vaccine FAQs

Stanford experts answer questions about the 2022 flu season and vaccine, including whether it's safe to get your COVID-19 booster and flu shot at the same time.

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Update on resources available following Supreme Court ruling on abortion

Health plan benefits and other assistance is available to Stanford University employees and students seeking medical care not locally available to them.

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WastewaterSCAN to monitor wastewater for COVID-19, monkeypox

The effort expands on a previous initiative in Northern California that provided the only reported detections of monkeypox genetic material in sewage.

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Medical student designs wearable device for kids with cerebral palsy

Stanford medical student Blynn Shideler designed a wearable device to make daily physical therapy more accessible for kids with cerebral palsy.

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Zeena Khazendar awarded Newman Civic Fellowship

Zeena Khazendar has been selected as a 2022-23 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for her work to advance global health access and outcomes.

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Update on the Omicron variant

On Friday, Nov. 26, the World Health Organization designated Omicron a new COVID-19 variant of concern. Stanford's Persis Drell, Lloyd B. Minor and Russell Furr share their perspectives and reassure the community that Omicron is not a cause for panic.

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Smartwatches alert wearers to bodily stress, including COVID-19

Stanford Medicine researchers created an algorithm to notify smartwatch wearers of stress, capturing events such as air travel, extended exercise and illness.

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Moderna protects against delta variant in prison outbreak

A Stanford study at a California prison found that although there were more breakthrough COVID-19 infections than before the emergence of the delta variant, vaccinated prison residents had few symptomatic cases.

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Scholars in Service advance solutions to social issues

Through the Scholars in Service program, faculty will advance new evidence-based solutions to address disparities made worse by COVID-19.

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