The 10 most-read Stanford Medicine magazine stories published this year (as determined by pageviews on our website):
Almost without hope – Seeking a path to health on the Rosebud Indian Reservation: Tracie White’s report on life in one of the hardest places in America to stay healthy — the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota.
Labor day – The C-section comes under review: An article by Julie Greicius explaining the rise of C-sections and why a decrease in how often the procedure is performed should be around the corner.
Microbe computers – Built from the stuff of life: A feature by Andrew Myers on the creation of a computer made of biological molecules that can run inside our cells.
Blood, sweat and fears – A common phobia’s odd pathophysiology: John Sanford’s story about conquering blood phobia.
Against the flow – What’s behind the decline in blood transfusions?: Sara Williams explains the drop in transfusions — and why it’s good news for health.
Leo and Frida – The doctor and the artist: A feature by Catherine Reef on the friendship between artist Frida Kahlo and Stanford surgeon Leo Eloesser, MD.
Too deeply attached – The rise of placenta accreta: Erin Digitale describes the epidemic of placenta accreta and how this potentially fatal condition affected one family.
Roll up your sleeve – There’s still no substitute for blood: Jessica Shugart on why blood donation remains crucial.
In his blood – A doctor driven by hemophilia: Krista Conger profiles Holbrook Kohrt, MD, a physician who grew up with hemophilia and is dedicating his life to finding cures for life-threatening disease.
Priming the pumps – Debugging Dhaka’s water: Ruthann Richter tells how a trip to the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh led to a radical solution for contaminated drinking water.