News articles classified as Health

Stanford Medicine Children's Health —

Going to school in the metaverse

For Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital patients too sick to learn in person, virtual reality lessons offer a reassuring sense of routine and unlimited field trips.

Stanford Medicine —

Migraine 101

Neurology fellow Sheena Pillai breaks down “one of the most befuddling human conditions.”

Stanford Medicine —

Bringing addiction care ‘inside the house of medicine’

Keith Humphreys argues that addiction should be treated as a naturally occurring health condition, and not as a human failing – particularly given that medicine was the root from which the opioid crisis grew.

Stanford Medicine —

The relationship between depression and dementia

A new study finds the risk of dementia more than doubles for people previously diagnosed with depression – even when their depression first occurred decades earlier.

How heat affects the most vulnerable

Extreme heat threatens the health of vulnerable populations such as children, laborers, and the elderly. A Stanford pediatrician, emergency medicine doctor, and professor of Earth system science discuss how we can best adapt and build resilience – particularly for those populations and communities that are most vulnerable.

Rising to the demands of worsening wildfires

Stanford experts are bringing a wide range of approaches, experiences, and disciplines to bear to identify the causes and consequences of changing fire patterns, inform wildfire management, and mitigate risks to human health and infrastructure.

Stanford Engineering —

Access is just the beginning

Health policy expert Alyce Adams on where health care delivery breaks down and how to remove the barriers to better outcomes.

Mosquito diseases on the move

Climate change and human activity are enabling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, like dengue fever, to new places. Stanford infectious disease experts and disease ecologists discuss what we know and how communities can protect themselves from these changing disease threats.

Stanford Medicine —

Starting statins

A lower intensity statin may be as effective in reducing LDL cholesterol levels in older patients as a higher dose is in younger patients, and with fewer side effects.

Stanford HAI —

AI’s hidden racial variables

James Zou on how AI that predicts patients' race based on medical images could improve or exacerbate health care disparities.