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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of November 17

The five most-read stories published this week on Scope were:

The day my doctor thanked me: In this first-person piece, Inspire contributor Shani Weber shares how her experience with the rare genetic disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) has helped her educate doctors and others about it.

Dilute bleach solution may combat skin damage and aging, according to Stanford study:study in mice shows processes that age and damage skin are impeded by dilute bleach solution; if the chemical is shown to work similarly in humans, it could provide a new way to treat inflammatory skin damage.

Stanford expert weighs in on new guidelines for statin use: The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines on which patients should take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Mark Hlatky, MD, professor of health research and policy and of cardiovascular medicine, shared his thoughts on the development here.

Placenta: the video game: An interactive simulation allows people to observe and control the development of the placenta. The video is a companion to a recent Stanford Medicine magazine article on the epidemic of the potentially fatal condition known as placenta accrete.

Stanford hearing study upends 30-year-old belief on how humans perceive sound: A key piece of the scientific model used for the past 30 years to help explain how humans perceive sound is wrong, according to new research.

And still going strong - the most popular post from the past:

The mystery surrounding lung-transplant survival rates: A 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.

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Are the health-benefit claims from intermittent fasting backed up by scientific evidence? John Trepanowski, postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center,weighs in.