Stanford psychiatrist Amy Alexander and colleagues report that women, children and society receive numerous benefits from 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.
Sports medicine expert Calvin Hwang weighs in on when you should use cold or heat for athletic injuries, such as sprains and strains.
Research shows that misshapen proteins called prions can help yeast cells survive environmental threats, such as a lack of food and common antifungal drugs.
History buff and Stanford obstetrician Ronald Gibbs wrote a novel in which George Washington is shot in the chest early in the Revolutionary War.
In the Spotlight: A daughter of Chinese immigrants, Stanford medical student Grace Li writes fiction about the Asian-American experience.
Stanford medical student Ryan Brewster founded COVID Creatives to provide free educational materials about COVID-19 for health care providers.
A Q&A with Sarita Khemani, MD, about her podcast, Journey to Medicine, which features stories of medical school applicants' setbacks and successes.
Stanford medical student Hannah Wild, a former cancer patient, reflects on the importance of authentic communication in medicine.
In the Spotlight: Megan Roche runs 50-mile races, coaches and writes about running, and is working on a PhD at Stanford.
Errol Ozdalga explains the real-world physiology behind superhero powers, like Superman's super speed and Aquaman's ability to breathe underwater.
Stanford physicians have developed ways to better prepare patients physically and mentally for surgery, helping them to feel less pain during recovery.
After his ultrasound showed a rare and dangerous blockage in his urethra called LUTO, Kaleb Perry is now thriving, thanks to a team of Stanford physicians.
Children who grow up malnourished lag behind healthy kids in terms of their height and weight. But a new study finds that they also fall …
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, carbonated beverages such as Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and 7UP were sold as nerve tonics and health drinks. But, …
Patients with the rare jaw tumor ameloblastoma have few treatment choices. Radiation and drugs have failed to stop this slow-growing cancer, leaving jaw removal as …
In 2009, the H1N1 flu virus circled the globe, sickening and killing thousands of people. Though the World Health Organization announced that the virus was …