A key concern weighing heavily on those attending this week’s global conference on AIDS is the diminishing donor support to fight the communicable disease, which has claimed an estimated 35 million lives since the beginning of the epidemic.
A study of health insurance claims showed that patients undergoing 11 of the most common types of surgery were at an increased risk of becoming chronic users of opioid painkillers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Ami S. Bhatt is this year's winner of the Rosenkranz Prize, which she will use to help launch a microbiome research project in Africa. The Rosenkranz Prize is awarded by Stanford Health Policy to promising young Stanford researchers who are investigating ways to improve health care in developing countries.
The Supreme Court struck down parts of a Texas law that imposed standards on abortion providers that had the effect of reducing the number of abortion facilities in the state by at least half. Michelle Mello was a signatory to a brief submitted to the Supreme Court by public health academics and the American Public Health Association in support of the abortion providers’ challenge. Here, she answers four questions about the decision.
Bawel is one of a few lucky medical students to travel with Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise, MD, MPH, to San Lucas Tolimán, a town in the mountains of rural Guatemala that serves as a base for his work to improve nutrition for local children. Once she completes her medical training, Bawel plans to devote her life to improving health in underserved areas.