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Stanford Health Care

JAN 2021

How do the new COVID-19 vaccines work?

Amazingly, two COVID-19 vaccines were available within days of each other. They are the first vaccines ever approved for clinical use that employ an information-coding molecule called RNA to generate an immune response, departing from traditional vaccine technology.

VACCINE TECHNOLOGY ➔

Colon cancer screening age drops to 45

Routine colon cancer screening should start at age 45, rather than 50, according to draft guidance from a leading U.S. preventative medicine task force. The recommendation follows an increase in colon cancer rates among younger individuals, particularly Black women and men.

SCREENING GUIDANCE ➔

Low-cost, fast saliva test for COVID-19

An at-home COVID-19 saliva test is in development by Stanford researchers, with an accuracy rate similar to that of tests performed in hospitals and a retail cost expected to fall between $1 and $5 per test.

JOIN STUDY ➔

Closest innovation yet to an artificial pancreas

No longer do diabetics need to prick a finger to check blood glucose levels and manually administer insulin. New technology uses Bluetooth to connect a continuous glucose monitor to an automated insulin pump, creating a hybrid closed-loop system.

EASING DIABETES MANAGEMENT ➔

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The Heart of AFib

Join us online for a discussion of atrial fibrillation, including risk, prevention, and the latest treatments. Have your questions answered live.

Sat, Feb 6 | 9:30 a.m.

FREE VIRTUAL EVENT ➔

Let’s Mask Up

To stop the spread of COVID-19, remember to wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice distancing.

COVID-19 RESOURCES ➔

TESTING SITES ➔

VACCINE UPDATES ➔

myHealth Tip

Use eCheck-in at your visit to sign forms, update insurance, and make co-pays from your device.

VISIT MYHEALTH ➔

Stanford Health Library

Get help researching any medical or health related topic.

LIBRARY SERVICES ➔

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