5 Questions: Dietitian Raymond Palko on report labeling some meats carcinogens
The Stanford clinical dietitian shared his thoughts on the World Health Organization report and offered some suggestions on what we might want to change about our food choices.
5 Questions: Kathryn McDonald on need to learn from diagnostic errors
A landmark Institute of Medicine report has found that despite dramatic improvements in patient safety over the last 15 years, diagnostic errors have been the critical blind spot of health-care providers.
5 Questions: Euan Ashley on diagnosing the undiagnosable
A national program to diagnose difficult-to-diagnose patients is taking root at Stanford under the guidance of heart specialist Euan Ashley.
5 Questions: Ombudsperson Jim Laflin on the importance of listening
Jim Laflin, the “listener” for the School of Medicine, said in an interview that rather than advise people on what to do, he helps them to clarify and identify their options.
5 Questions: Charlotte Jacobs on biography and medicine
The retired Stanford professor’s most recent book, a biography of the polio-vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, was published in the spring.
5 Questions: James Lock on guidelines for treating teens’ eating disorders
James Lock, co-author of the first set of guidelines for treating adolescents with eating disorders, discusses why evidence-based therapies for these common and serious conditions are so important.
5 Questions: A three-month checkup of MyHeart Counts
Writer Tracie White interviewed Michael McConnell, MD, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford, about how things are progressing with the heart-health app and study.
5 Questions: Edward Sheen on his experience as a White House Fellow
In a recent interview, Edward Sheen shared his experience as a fellow, discussed his commitment to public service and offered advice to prospective applicants.
5 Questions: Thomas Weiser on improving access to surgical care worldwide
Thomas Weiser is part of an international group of scientific experts bringing attention to the extreme disparities in access to essential surgical care worldwide and calling for change.
5 Questions: Maria Grazia Roncarolo on advances in gene therapy
After leading successful clinical trials of gene therapy in Milan, Roncarolo hopes to build on that success at Stanford through collaboration with colleagues in the fields of genetics and stem cell science.
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