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The possible health benefits of coffee — and other top Scope stories of 2017

A look at the most popular Scope pieces of the year.

Scope readers enjoyed a wide variety of stories this year, including one that's bound to make java lovers smile. Take a few minutes to dive in: The reading is good.

Our five most popular posts from 2017 include:

-Stanford launches short online course to boost understanding of transgender kids: Last spring, Stanford Medicine lecturer Maya Adam, MD, introduced a free online course that shares the experiences of six transgender children and their families.

-Drink for your heart: Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation, cardiovascular disease: A Stanford Medicine study published in early 2017 showed that a chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems. And part of the solution might be found in a cup of coffee.

-How to take care of others without burning out: Here, Emma Seppala, PhD, science director of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, describes what self care looks like.

-Demystifying chronic fatigue syndrome: This piece highlights the work of infectious disease expert Jose Montoya, MD, who has spent more than a decade studying chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis). He said he could "die happy" if his research leads to treatments for the disease.

-A tumor donation yields answers for a devastating form of childhood cancer: A look at research being done on a deadly childhood cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

Previously: Top Scope stories of 2016 and Grand Roundup: Top posts of 2015
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