Stanford ENT Free Oral Screening November 2nd
October 18, 2013
Please read below and support our ENT colleagues as they about to have their second annual Stanford Free Oral Screening event!
Oral cancer affects 40,000 new people each year and kills one life every hour in the United States. Many cases are preventable and can be linked to tobacco use, alcohol, HPV, and lack of oral hygiene. Early detection of oral cavity lesions through a quick, painless, and noninvasive screening is the most effective way to counter this harsh reality.
To help fight this disease, increase awareness, and promote the importance of the oral exam, the Stanford Hospital & Clinics will offer its second annual Free Oral Cancer Screening on November 2, 2013. The screening will take place from 8AM to 12PM at Stanford’s Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, 801 Welch Road. Educational material regarding risk factors, tobacco cessation, and low-cost dental care will also be available.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (650) 206-9067 or visit http://med.stanford.edu/ohns/events/ocs.html.
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This year, the medical student interest group created a “Clinical Pearl Award” that challenged medical students to create a clinical pearl through an essay, a step-by-step photo guide or a video demonstration.
Dr. Verghese was invited to speak at the TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011. He spoke about the importance of the physical exam and how we physicians are in danger of losing the connection with our patients as we focus more on technology and the electronic medical record.