Dena M. Bravata, MD, MSStanford Health Policy Adjunct Affiliate
Researchers did not find strong evidence that organic foods are more nutritious or carry fewer health risks than conventional alternatives. But they do note that consumption of organic foods can reduce the risk of pesticide exposure. Read more »
in the news: Stanford Press Release
You’re in the supermarket eyeing a basket of sweet, juicy plums. You reach for the conventionally grown stone fruit, then decide to spring the extra $1/pound for its organic cousin. You figure you’ve just made the healthier decision by choosing the organic product — but new findings from Stanford University cast some doubt on your thinking. Read more »
A new study shows that confusion over how to identify and treat food allergies is creating the potential for misdiagnosis of this condition. In a review of existing literature on the subject, researchers with RAND Corp., Stanford Health Policy and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System found differing definitions of food allergy.
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Dena Bravata's pedometer research featured in Washington Post articlein the news: Washington Post on November 12, 2009
Stanford Health Policy affiliate Dena Bravata's research on the health benefits of pedometer use is featured in the Washington Post. The article, "The Misfits: A look at pedometers' impact on weight loss," quotes Bravata at length and references Stanford's successful pedometer program. Read more »
Contrary to a belief widely held by obstetricians, inducing labor need not increase a woman's risk for cesarean section delivery in childbirth, scientists at Stanford Health Policy and the University of California, San Francisco have found.
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