A student shares how the most important lesson she learned during medical school was to seize every opportunity to spend time with loved ones.
Month: December 2018
Studying atrial fibrillation — and exploring new frontiers in precision health
A study is examining whether a smartwatch can accurately detect irregular health rhythms, including atrial fibrillation, in wearers.
Watching brain cells fire, with a twist of gravitational waves
Researchers led by Daniel Palanker have discovered that an imaging technique known as interferometry could be used to monitor neuron behavior.
A Stanford doctor hits the field with the 49ers — as their airway management physician
Stanford Medicine's Peter D'Souza shares his experience as an airway management physician who attends NFL games with the 49ers.
Biofilms feed with swirling flows
By learning more about the flows generated by a biofilm, researchers may discover new ways to cut off its supply of nutrients.
Tips for caring for patients with disabilities, from a mother and physician
In this Q&A, Cori Poffenberger, a physician and mother to a daughter who has spina bifida, offers suggestions for caring for people with disabilities.
Supporting a family’s goals during a difficult pregnancy
When Kristin and Patrick Flor learned the baby they were expecting had a severe genetic syndrome, they planned with Stanford doctors for her brief life.
How early physical therapy can lessen the long-term need for opioids
Patients who undergo physical therapy soon after a pain diagnosis are less likely to use opioids in the long term, a Stanford-Duke study finds.
Gold “nanoprisms” open new window into vessels and single cells
Scientists modify a well-established imaging technique using gold nanoparticles to see swaths of tissue at a single-cell level.
Study examines link between peripheral artery disease and heart attack
A study confirmed that patients with peripheral artery disease have a higher risk of heart attack, and are more likely to have a rarer type of heart attack.
Stanford Medicine Health Trends Report examines opportunity to democratize health care
The Stanford Medicine 2018 Health Trends Report found that an explosion of data in medicine is democratizing health care.
In the Spotlight: A different side of neuroscience
In this In the Spotlight, graduate student Beatriz Robinson discusses her research on the enteric nervous system and her interests outside of science.
Can artificial intelligence help doctors with the human side of medicine?
Two leaders of Stanford’s Presence Center — Abraham Verghese and Sonoo Thadaney Israni — explore how AI can enhance the human side of patient care.
Gun violence is a public health issue: One physician’s story
An emergency room physician shares the story of treating a baby with a gunshot wound and how the experience shaped her views on gun violence.
Computer memory: A scientific team builds a virtual model of a key brain region
Stanford scientists are making efforts to create high-resolution simulated versions of the human brain, bells and whistles and warts and all.
In breaking bad news, the comfort of silence
In this piece, a fourth-year medical student shares a recent patient encounter and what he's learned about breaking bad news to patients.