Social media, unlike memoirs, can problematically create an image of a sanitized, perfect existence that is removed from real lives, Jacqueline Genovese writes.
A Stanford symposium asks: In the midst of technological progress, how do doctors retain the human touch with patients and ensure that new developments enhance, rather than impede, their profession?
A Stanford study explores the factors that are important to help a community recover from a disaster such as an epidemic.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A features Kristina Kudelko, who specializes in pulmonary hypertension. She also runs, loves music and spending time with her family.
Photos and a newspaper article captured the 1991 visit of first lady Barbara Bush at the opening of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
In an update, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in older adults at risk, but recommends against using vitamin D supplements for this purpose.
Dyani Gaudilliere discusses the role of Stanford’s hospital dentists and the need for a more integrated approach to dentistry.
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged essay, former medical student Jennifer DeCoste-Lopez reflects on the loss of a young patient.
In this video, Stanford Medicine heart surgeon Joseph Woo discusses his award-winning research that examined the pros of cons of mechanical versus biological valve replacements.
Ben Thornton received a heart transplant when he was 3-years-old and later suffered a complication that left him struggling to walk. Now, he's thriving as a wheelchair basketball player.
A combination of machine learning and human judgment can provide solutions for social problems, said Rayid Ghani of the University of Chicago in a speech at Stanford.
In a new book, Paul Ehrlich lays out the claim that modern life has been harmful to smaller jaws, which he says leads to problems ranging from heart disease to sleep apnea.
The American dream of children growing up to earn more than their parents is harder to achieve than it used to be, and big data gives valuable insight into how it has changed.
Scientists have made an important step forward in treating a deadly childhood brain tumor, using T cells engineered to target a surface sugar found on the cancer cells.
Yesterday was a packed day at the third Childx conference at Stanford, with sessions covering everything from the biology of brain tumors to the ethics of gene editing and the economic shifts affecting the American dream.
A Childx panel discussion addressed multiple aspects of the childhood obesity epidemic and discussed solutions ranging from health interventions to community development.