Fidget Spinner Inspires UTI Diagnostic Microlab

Fidget Spinner Inspires UTI Diagnostic Microlab

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are unfortunately a common condition. Each year approximately 12% of women aged 18 or older in the U.S. will report a UTI, according to a study by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In elderly patients, UTI symptoms...
Assess Anemia with Eyelid Selfie [video]

Assess Anemia with Eyelid Selfie [video]

Physicians use complete blood count (CBC) tests to address and diagnose anemia by measuring the number, size, volume, and hemoglobin content of red blood cells. In 2015, we wrote about STAT Innovations’ early work with Eyenemia, a mobile app that estimates...
Participants Wanted for COVID-19 Wearables Study

Participants Wanted for COVID-19 Wearables Study

Stanford Medicine’s Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab (SHIL) is enrolling volunteers for its first feature investigation: the COVID-19 Wearables Study. The purpose of the study is to determine whether data from wearables such as Apple Watch and Fitbit can...
Can Wrapping Yourself with Copper Resist Disease?

Can Wrapping Yourself with Copper Resist Disease?

My paternal grandfather was a farmer in Maine with a sixth-grade education. He wore copper bracelets because he swore they helped cut his arthritis pain. A 2013 study in the U.K. published in PLOS ONE found no “meaningful therapeutic effect,” other than...