The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
NICU trauma intervention shown to benefit mothers of preemies: Researchers from Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have developed an intervention technique that can help ease distress and depression among mothers of babies born prematurely. LPCH psychiatrist Richard Shaw, MD, is lead author of the study.
The mystery surrounding lung-transplant survival rates: An October 2012 article in the San Francisco Chronicle offered a look at the challenges facing lung transplant patients and explored why a significant number don’t live beyond the five-year mark, despite improvements in survival rates.
A ban on baby-formula freebies: In July of 2012, Massachusetts hospitals collectively and voluntarily decided to stop distributing infant-formula gift bags in an effort to further promote breastfeeding, a Boston Globe article reported.
Ask Stanford Med: Cheri Mah taking questions on sleep and athletic performance: Cheri Mah, a researcher with the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory, is taking questions on sleep and athletic performance for this Ask Stanford Med segment.
Ask Stanford Med: Director of Female Sexual Medicine Program responds to questions on sexual health: In this installment of Ask Stanford Med, Leah Millheiser, MD, director of Stanford’s Female Sexual Medicine Program, addressed readers' questions related to female sexual health. Topics include the relationship between body image and sex drive, treatments for low sex drive in women and possible effects of bicycling on female sexual health.