Category: Health at Stanford

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

Initiative targets LGBT student health

January 31, 2012 9:57 pm
Stanford student affairs professionals hope the Weiland Health Initiative, a new partnership between Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the Vaden Health Center and the LGBT Community Resources Center, will improve health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and help members of the university community better understand their needs. Created in autumn quarter,… Read more Initiative targets LGBT student health