Over the last 30 years, a growing body of epidemiological research has suggested that poor nutrition in pregnancy hurts the baby by setting metabolism to a “thrifty” state that leads, decades later, to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.
Stanford Medicine's Electronic Health Records National Symposium touched on improving inefficiencies of EHRs, harnessing data for population health management, building on successes and overcoming obstacles.
Most participants in clinical trials believe the benefits of broadly sharing individual data outweigh the risks, a new Stanford study has found.
By studying how birds regrow damaged inner ear cells to fix hearing loss, scientists hope to learn how to cure deafness in humans.
With graduation approaching, Stanford medical student Akhilesh Pathipati reflects on what he has learned over the last four years.
A working paper from Stanford scholars finds evidence that some consumers who buy their own insurance have taken advantage of the ACA provision preventing discrimination based on preexisting conditions to strategically pop in and out of coverage in ACA marketplaces.
A hitherto unheralded set of telltale enzymes may prove to be perfect targets for shooting down a gang of nasty bacterial pathogens collectively called S. aureus.
In a new podcast, Stanford otolaryngologist Brandon Baird talks about growing up in a poor neighborhood in Washington D.C., the intensity of medical residency, and his love of music.
Blood cells to neurons in just three weeks? Stanford researchers pull off an amazing biological transformation that could transform research into neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.
A majority of primary care doctors report frustration with how electronic health records have affected their relationships with patients and with the amount of time required by the systems, according to a Stanford poll commissioned from The Harris Poll. However, many also say EHRs have led to improved patient care.
A team of researchers has updated and improved the equations that guide prescribing decisions for physicians in the U.S. regarding cardiovascular risk.
Stanford heart doctors bank on digital health to improve heart care in the future by monitoring encouraging exercise, detecting and tracking conditions like atrial fibrillation, and more.
More and more Americans are living with a quietly increasing disability, and one that can have a dangerous ripple effect into other aspects of their health, happiness and livelihood. But a transformation in treatment is on the horizon.
In a video, Stanford Children's Health's Healthier, Happier Lives Blog introduces a patient with celiac disease and discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the autoimmune disorder.