Five Questions

  • Darnall on opioids and pain management

    A Stanford Medicine psychologist is helping patients reduce pain without opioids and prescription drugs. She offers practical steps for people to harness the power of their mind-body connection to reduce symptoms of pain and increase their quality of life.


  • Malenka calls for MDMA research

    In a Q&A, the neuroscientist discusses the reasons for continued basic and clinical research on an illegal drug scientists call 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, and partiers call Ecstasy.


  • Entwistle on taking the helm of SHC

    In a Q&A, the new president and CEO of Stanford Health Care shares his thoughts about his new job and the evolving health care landscape.


  • Stafford: More plants, less meat

    In a letter to JAMA, the preventive-medicine expert addresses the failure of the newest USDA Dietary Guidelines to articulate the health and climate benefits of a low-meat diet.


  • Owens on colorectal cancer screening

    The health policy expert answered questions about the guidelines he co-authored that strongly recommend adults ages 50 to 75 be screened for colon cancer.


  • Swetter on choosing sunscreen

    With summer just around the corner, a Stanford dermatologist discusses how to think about SPF labels, how to properly apply sunscreen, the differences between UVA and UVB radiation and more. what to consider when choosing a sunscreen and how to use it properly.


  • Desiree LaBeaud on the Zika virus

    The infectious disease expert discusses the local risks of contracting the Zika virus, what precautions residents can take and what travelers outside the United States should do to avoid infection with the virus.


  • Hamad on neighborhoods and health

    The Stanford researcher co-authored a new study showing that refugees assigned to the most deprived Swedish neighborhoods were 15 to 30 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.


  • Girod on gender bias in leadership

    Sabine Girod led an effort to see if an educational intervention could reduce gender leadership bias among medical school faculty members. In short, it succeeded.


  • 35 years ago: first successful heart-lung transplant

    The surgeon who led the team that performed the first successful heart-lung transplant 35 years ago discusses his recollections of the patient and the operation.



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