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A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.

A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.

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Stanford statisticians are developing new techniques for understanding how and why sexual assault prevention programs work.

Stanford statisticians are developing new techniques for understanding how and why sexual assault prevention programs work.

How should physicians and parents communicate with teens about marijuana use? Stanford adolescent medicine expert Seth Ammerman, MD, offers advice.

How should physicians and parents communicate with teens about marijuana use? Stanford adolescent medicine expert Seth Ammerman, MD, offers advice.

A new multi-center trial shows that dialectical behavior therapy can help reduce suicide attempts and self-harm in adolescents.

A new multi-center trial shows that dialectical behavior therapy can help reduce suicide attempts and self-harm in adolescents.

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A Stanford pediatric trauma expert discusses children's separation from their parents at the border and shares how childhood trauma can harm the brain.

A Stanford pediatric trauma expert discusses children's separation from their parents at the border and shares how childhood trauma can harm the brain.

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.

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.

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.

An iPad app is helping a nonverbal 19-year-old make social connections and express her thoughts and needs as never before.

An iPad app is helping a nonverbal 19-year-old make social connections and express her thoughts and needs as never before.

As a third-year medical student, Luisa Valenzuela Riveros, MD, was eager to begin participating in hospital rounds. But, as she told the audience at a Diversity and Inclusion Forum held Friday at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, one of her early case presentations didn’t go at all as she had hoped.

As a third-year medical student, Luisa Valenzuela Riveros, MD, was eager to begin participating in hospital rounds. But, as she told the audience at a Diversity and Inclusion Forum held Friday at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, one of her early case presentations didn’t go at all as she had hoped.

It’s one of the hardest questions in medicine: Should hospitals ever stop spending money to avert certain preventable deaths?

It’s one of the hardest questions in medicine: Should hospitals ever stop spending money to avert certain preventable deaths?