The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Twins update: Formerly conjoined twins strong and healthy: This update on Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, formerly conjoined twins who were separated in November at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, reports they are making a smooth recovery.
Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.
Ask Stanford Med: Cardiologist Jennifer Tremmel taking questions on women's heart health: Stanford interventional cardiologist Jennifer Tremmel, MD, took questions this week via the @SUMedicine Twitter feed and Scope about the growing body of research on women and cardiovascular disease, and how women differ from men, as part of Scope's ongoing Ask Stanford Med series.
Stanford professors propose re-imagining medical education with "lecture-less" classes: In a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Charles Prober, MD, senior associate dean for medical education at the School of Medicine, teamed with Chip Heath, PhD, a professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, to look toward optimizing medical education.
Ask Stanford Med: Answers to your questions on health-care innovation: Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and founding director of the new Program in Healthcare Innovation, Stefanos Zenios, PhD, responds to questions about health-care innovation and entrepreneurship.