The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Bin Laden's death: What it means to 9/11 family members: Stanford psychiatrist David Spiegel, MD, discusses the significance of the death of Osama bin Laden from a mental-health perspective and whether it might bring much-needed closure to 9/11 family members.
Can Twitter lead to tenure? Physician/blogger Vineet Arora, MD, talks about how Twitter has helped advance her career and provides a list of ways in which social media can enhance a person's professional pursuits.
Stroke Awareness Month begins today. What's your risk? May is Stroke Awareness Month and today the Stanford Stroke Center is hosting a free stroke risk assessment at Stanford Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In this video, Greg Albers, MD, Stanford Stroke Center director, discusses prevention, risk factors and advances in treatment options for stroke.
A beautiful blood clot: A colorized scanning electron micrograph of a blood clot. The image comes from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where findings showed how fibrin behaves in blood clots.
"Natural" or not, chicken nuggets are high in fat, sodium: A discussion on the nutritional value of chicken nuggets, which a Consumer Reports Health investigation found to be high in fat and sodium.