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A Stanford symposium asks: In the midst of technological progress, how do doctors retain the human touch with patients and ensure that new developments enhance, rather than impede, their profession?
Childhood obesity and depression appear linked in the brains of children and teens with both conditions, according to new Stanford research.
The scenario many of us learned in school is that two X chromosomes make someone female, and an X and a Y chromosome make someone male. These are simplistic ways of thinking about what is scientifically very complex.
Are the health-benefit claims from intermittent fasting backed up by scientific evidence? John Trepanowski, postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center,weighs in.
Approximately 10 percent of potential blood donors are turned away because of low iron. Here, a Stanford Blood Center writer offers tips for boosting a person's count.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A features Kristina Kudelko, who specializes in pulmonary hypertension. She also runs, loves music and spending time with her family.
In an update, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in older adults at risk, but recommends against using vitamin D supplements for this purpose.
In a proof-of-principle study, Stanford scientists and colleagues used the CRISPR/Cas9 system to modify genes in coral, suggesting that the tool could one day aid conservation efforts.
Dyani Gaudilliere discusses the role of Stanford’s hospital dentists and the need for a more integrated approach to dentistry.
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged essay, former medical student Jennifer DeCoste-Lopez reflects on the loss of a young patient.
In a candid piece, Hamsika Chandrasekar shares the challenges of being a third-year medical student.
Future physicians may one day be practicing more as overseers rather than decision makers, argues Stanford medical student Steven Zhang.