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Stanford Health Care

JULY 2021

Protect your health from wildfire smoke

Fueled by the megadrought, California is again facing a historic wildfire season. While hazardous air quality inevitably accompanies wildfires, there are precautionary steps you can take to protect your health.

MITIGATION TIPS ➔

New treatment prevents disc reherniation

A herniated spinal disc can press on your nerves, causing pain and numbness. Of those who have surgery to remove material pressing on the nerve, the condition returns in up to 20%. A new device prevents reherniation and helped Andrea Hogue get back to enjoying life.

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Eliminating bias from AI in medicine

The white body and the male body have long been the norm in medicine, guiding drug discovery, treatment, and standards of care. With the rise of artificial intelligence applications in medicine, researchers are proposing solutions to ensure the technology breaks from that norm and does not exacerbate health disparities.

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9 tips for smarter decision-making

Each day you make thousands of decisions. Most pass before you notice you’ve made them, and then there are those that keep you up at night. Learn how to make better choices in line with your values and goals.

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Managing obesity

In this on-demand webinar, learn about approaches to managing obesity, including the use of medication, lifestyle changes, and surgeries. For individuals seeking support, Stanford Health Care offers a multidisciplinary approach.

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What your kids should do this summer

How can you help your child recover from what was arguably the most challenging school year in history? Declare endless play? Hunt down every last educational enrichment program? Three child development experts advise how to make the most of this summer.

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Get Vaccinated

Vaccination is the best defense against COVID-19 and its variants. It’s also easy, free, and available to everyone age 12+.

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Ask a Librarian

Don’t wade through Google, Bing, or Yahoo. Our librarians have the knowledge to tackle your questions, simple or complex, with resources you won’t find on the internet. This free service is available to everyone.

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Be Sun Safe

Too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage your skin. Shield yourself with sunscreen and lower your risk of cancer.

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Spine Center

From a pinched nerve to spinal fracture to chronic pain, experts at the Stanford Medicine Spine Center collaborate to provide you customized treatment.

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30th Anniversary

Since 1991, Stanford Children’s Health has logged more than 6.1 million clinic visits, 2,041 solid organ transplants, and 129,574 births.

OUR HISTORY ➔

myHealth Tip

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

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A
US News Best Hospitals Honor Roll 2021-22

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