Researchers at Stanford and the University of Michigan recently found that an insurance policy that offered lower rates for obese customers who participated in a walking program was successful in getting these patients to exercise more.
Amid increasing concerns about mental health awareness on campus and growing student usage of Stanford’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), subcommittees of the University’s newly established Mental Health and Well-Being Advisory Board will present a set of ideas and findings produced this academic year to a board meeting later this month.
Stanford Hospitals & Clinics announced plans last week to build a new outpatient cancer center in San Jose. The center, which will be completed in 2014, will be Stanford healthcare system’s most comprehensive facility outpatient center other than of Palo Alto’s Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Redwood City’s Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, according to a release from the Stanford Hospital.
Vaden Health Center has reported four times as many cases of influenza-like illness compared to this time last year, according to Vaden Medical Director Robyn Tepper. Eleven true influenza-like illnesses had been reported at this time last year, while 45 have already been reported this season.
Palo Alto resident Christopher Bui is suing the Stanford Blood Center because of an infection he said he acquired after donating blood on April 10, 2008.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics received the Gold Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its accomplishments in the field of organ transplantation and donation at an awards ceremony on Oct. 4.
The Stanford Flu Crew, a collaborative effort between medical students from the School of Medicine and undergraduate volunteers, began offering free flu vaccinations to Stanford students, faculty, staff and employees on Wednesday.