The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
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.
Stanford medical residents launch iPhone app to help physicians keep current on research: To help their colleagues keep current on medical advancements, Stanford medical residents Dave Iberri, MD, and Manuel Lam, MD, introduced a new medical app that features physician-written summaries of landmark clinical trials.
The Beast cut in on my song: Living with coronary microvascular dysfunction: As part of Scope's partnership with Inspire, Catasauqua, Penn. resident Annette Pompa writes about her experience living with coronary microvascular dysfunction.
Honoring a pioneer in heart-transplant medicine: Sharon Hunt, MD, recently received a lifetime achievement award from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. A pioneer in the field of post-transplant cardiology, she has cared for more than 1,500 heart transplant patients during her career.
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 propose a new model for optimizing medical education.