Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control.
About 31 million U.S. adults have food allergies, nearly half of which develop after age 18, findings that surprised food allergy experts.
Lizzy Highstreet, 11, is now recovering at home after receiving a lung transplant due to complications from cystic fibrosis.
Parents and nurses read to preemies at a recent Packard Children's event, promoting the benefits of reading to babies uncovered by recent Stanford research.
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.
Fourteen-year-old Athena Tran celebrated an important personal milestone this week: It's been one year since she received a heart transplant.
A decades-long scientific collaboration points the way to therapies for "chemo brain," the cognitive impairment that follows cancer treatment.
Young people prescribed opioids by dental providers were at increased risk of developing opioid addiction in the following year, a Stanford study found.
Stanford biomedical data scientist Dennis Wall and his team are using brief home videos of kids to help make rapid diagnostic decisions about autism.
A Stanford specialist clarifies misconceptions about acute flaccid myelitis, a rare complication of certain viral infections in children.
Using CT scans to create estimates of heart volume is making it easier for cardiologists at Packard Children's Hospital to match kids to donor hearts.
Across the country, states with more restrictive firearm laws have significantly fewer pediatric gun deaths than those with lax gun laws.
A Stanford team is developing health education videos that can be used by community health workers to help mothers and babies in South Africa.
New Stanford research shows alarming trends in teens' use of a popular vaping device, suggesting they need better education about its addictive potential.
Stanford researchers are using specially equipped mouth guards to measure how concussion happens during head impacts in high school football players.
When 12-year-old Lizneidy Serratos was airlifted to the Bay Area in early August, her heart was pumping so weakly that she could not walk or eat.