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Stanford Health Care

MAR 2021

Did COVID-19 affect your use of alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana? Here are 3 reasons why

Whether you've used more or fewer substances during the pandemic, discover three factors that could be driving your change in behavior.

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Over first year of pandemic, confronting uncertainty with action at Stanford Medicine

From developing some of the first tests for SARS-CoV-2, to breaking down how the virus affects the immune system, to addressing inequalities highlighted by the pandemic, Stanford Medicine has worked tirelessly over the past year to educate, protect, and care for patients and the public.

LOOKING BACK ➔

Inside the brain: How cellphones lead to distracted driving

It’s well established that interacting with our cellphones while driving draws our attention away from the job and car at hand. A new study imaging brain activity using functional near-infrared spectroscopy shows how our concentration shifts.

YOUR BRAIN ON CELLPHONE ➔

How long will a healthy older person live? A substance in blood may provide a clue

Levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain (NfL) in the blood of people over 90 years old can accurately predict how much longer they will live. This finding among others in a new study of NfL reveals it could also prove useful in developing life-extending drugs.

CLUE TO MORTALITY ➔

Looking for primary or specialty care? Video and safe in-person visits are available.

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COVID‑19 Resources

Vaccination is by appointment for eligible individuals. Testing is by appointment and drop-in for patients and the public.

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Colon Screening Saves Lives

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Starting at age 45 or after a positive FIT result, it’s time to get a colonoscopy. Screenings can identify polyps for removal before they develop into cancer.

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Voices of COVID

Stories of our employees doing extraordinary things during the pandemic.

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Mental Health

Tips and resources for managing mental health during COVID‑19.

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myHealth Tip

Need to refill your prescription, pay a bill, communicate with your care team, or schedule a visit? You can do it on MyHealth.

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