In the News
This is the first in a series of three revised blog posts on aspirin for prevention. It clarifies the potential benefits and harms of aspirin use. Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, is author of this post.
--Take Two, KPCC, 07/09/19
A new lawsuit is accusing a fertility center in Los Angeles of an epic mix-up. The suit alleges a patient at the CHA Fertility Center —a woman from New York —carried and then gave birth to twin boys unrelated to her OR each other. And today, the plot thickened when the parents of one of the baby boys, a couple from Glendale, announced a separate lawsuit against the clinic. So how does something like this happen? And what regulations are in place to prevent it? Dr. Alyssa Burgart, Co-Chair of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Ethics Committee and is a member of the Stanford Health Care Ethics Committee provides comment - segment starts at 41:45.
In a segment on Stanford Radio, Michelle Monje, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences, discussed immunotherapy as a promising new approach to the treatment of brain cancer in children. Russ Altman, the Kenneth Fong Professor and professor of bioengineering, of genetics and of medicine, is host.
The Future of Everything (Stanford Radio), 07/01/19
In a recent segment on Stanford Radio, Sylvia Plevritis, professor of radiology and biomedical data science, discussed advances in breast cancer screening and treatment on mortality rates. Russ Altman, the Kenneth Fong Professor and professor of bioengineering, of genetics, of medicine and of biomedical data science, is host.
In this blog post, Shreya Shah, clinical assistant professor of medicine in primary care and population health, highlights the new studies on aspirin use and provides a practical approach to the use of the drug for primary prevention. Kim Chiang, clinical assistant professor of medicine in primary care and population health; and Randall Stafford, is a professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, are also mentioned here.
Advanced Health Care Directive
California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:
Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”
Delineate your health care wishes, such as:
- Health care instructions, including life support, organ and tissue donation
- Revoke prior directives
A sample form is attached for reference. Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5. In other words this is a free legally binding document.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Maya Sabatello, LLB, PhD
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Assistant Professor of Clinical Bioethics, Colombia University
Topic: Enablers and disablers of inclusion in precision medicine research: Community voices
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