Category: Health at Stanford

Provost addresses the Stanford community on Ebola

October 24, 2014 4:24 pm
In an Oct. 23 message to the Stanford community regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Provost John Etchemendy and Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, said the university has established protocols to reduce the risks to the community posed by the virus, and to identify, isolate and begin care should the campus… Read more Provost addresses the Stanford community on Ebola

Stanford responds to Ebola questions

October 20, 2014 6:06 pm
What has Stanford done so far in preparation for a possible case of Ebola among members of the Stanford community? The university has had a pandemic plan in place for many years. Since Ebola began to emerge as an issue, the university has been planning intensively and following best practices and guidance from the Centers… Read more Stanford responds to Ebola questions
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Stanford's safety net helps students in distress

October 10, 2014 6:02 pm
The director of Vaden Health Center recently talked to members of the Faculty Senate about the mental health and well-being of students. Ira M. Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, recently reported that Stanford has established an extensive “safety net” of mental health and well-being resources on campus to help students who may be experiencing… Read more Stanford's safety net helps students in distress

Five things parents should know about health care at Stanford

September 8, 2014 9:52 pm
Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, shares information he hopes all parents know about health care services at Stanford. What happens when a Stanford student living in the residences gets ill? Who knows and what services does the university provide? The residential staff – including peer health educators and residence assistants – keep… Read more Five things parents should know about health care at Stanford

Understanding health care choices in light of the Affordable Care Act

June 16, 2014 3:56 pm
Dr. Ira Friedman answers questions for parents about Stanford health-care options, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act. What new choices has the Affordable Care Act presented students and their parents since its implementation? The big change occurred in 2012 when the ACA mandated dependent coverage under parents’ employer plans until age 26. Now,… Read more Understanding health care choices in light of the Affordable Care Act

Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

February 25, 2014 11:42 pm
Provost John Etchemendy welcomed parents and other family members to Parents’ Weekend on Feb. 21. In his speech, he asked parents to help curb risky drinking among students, increase bike safety and ensure students pick majors for the right reasons. Following is an edited version of his talk. Thank you to all the family members… Read more Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

What happens when a Stanford student gets sick?

February 6, 2014 6:03 pm
This year is shaping up to be an especially severe flu season in California as a whole, but, fortunately, not at Stanford so far. Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, talks about the challenges of dealing with flu and other communicable illnesses at Stanford. How is the flu season at Stanford at this… Read more What happens when a Stanford student gets sick?

New Stanford recreation complex to open Nov. 1

October 16, 2013 11:06 pm
On the first of November, Stanford will open the doors of the new Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center and the Avery Recreation Pool, a complex that will bring fitness programs, sports and swimming to the west side of campus. “I hope people will go to the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center to recreate… Read more New Stanford recreation complex to open Nov. 1

Considering health care in light of the Affordable Care Act

September 10, 2013 11:09 pm
The Affordable Care Act will eventually present Stanford students, all of whom must have health insurance, with new choices. Those choices, however, won’t be known until January. Ira Friedman, director of Stanford’s Vaden Health Center, talks about the choices students and their families must make in the face of health care reform. What is new… Read more Considering health care in light of the Affordable Care Act

Moderate flu outbreak seen among Stanford students this year

February 8, 2013 10:06 pm
The bad news about the flu is that it is, of course, miserable: body aches, a fever greater than 100 degrees, chills, a cough and a sore throat. There’s nothing fun about the symptoms or about the three to four days most sufferers spend bed-ridden. The good news, however, is that so far this year’s… Read more Moderate flu outbreak seen among Stanford students this year