A new study has found that opioid-related deaths are highest on the East Coast and opioids are affecting an increasing number of African-Americans.
A baby born with a rare heart complication is now thriving following two surgeries at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
After a clerkship in surgery, fourth-year medical student Jon Sole was forced to reevaluate his desire to become a surgeon. What he found surprised him.
In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Meera Sheffrin discusses her work as a Stanford geriatrician and offers insight into aging and health.
In the fifth post in A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician-researcher Randall Stafford analyzes the gluten-free diet.
Spurred by former resident June Gordon, Stanford Emergency Medicine offers a new policy for residents who are pregnant or returning to work following birth.
Nurse-scientist Kimberly Pyke-Grimm draws on her clinical experience when studying how teens, young adults and families make decisions about cancer care.
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, Orly Farber reflects on how medical students can try to be like machines, temporarily, but remain very human.
New research has correlated the number of primary care physicians with population-level longevity. But, a shortage of primary care providers is forecast.
Stanford epidemiologist Steve Luby remains optimistic, although he believes that human extinction is in the relatively near future is possible.
Matthew Wetschler, a former Stanford emergency medicine resident, experienced a severe accident that has influenced his art, now on display on campus.
This challenge asks participants to recognize when negative thoughts are occurring and try to diffuse them when they turn worrisome or distracting.
Female scientists could be losing ground as a result of research funding review methods that favor men, two Stanford researchers say.
More than a third of patients who are prescribed statins fail to take them regularly, and they are dying at higher rates as a result.
In the fourth post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford examines pros and cons of a ketogenic diet.
Scientists have created an algorithm that works to generate and refine DNA sequences that are likely to code for antimicrobial proteins.