Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine features Ryan Ribeira, an emergency medicine physician with interests in health policy and technology.
In this Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A, obstetrics and gynecology resident Nichole Young-Lin discusses her interests and plans to help women worldwide.
Reproductive decisions for women with disabilities should be based on each individual's abilities and desires, Stanford gynecologist Paula Hillard writes.
Second-year medical student Nagehan Ayakta tried out research before turning to medicine, she explains in this Stars of Stanford Medicine feature.
Phobias are a form of anxiety disorder, but can be alleviated by therapy, Stanford's Carolyn Rodriguez and other experts say in this article.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A features Satoshi Maruyama, a Japanese official in the health ministry who is earning a graduate degree at Stanford.
New Stanford research suggests that global warming is likely to lead to an increase in suicide rates in the United States and Mexico.
Found in about half of all bacterial species, the cell membrane that surrounds the cell wall may be more critical for survival than previously thought.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A features Andrew Chang, clinical instructor of medicine, who is working to improve cardiovascular health globally.
A greater acceptance of, and more, people with disabilities are needed in the health care workforce, physician Cheri Blauwet writes.
New Stanford research is clarifying the powerful role played by the mind in pain, health, social settings, education and more.
Victor Fuchs, known for his lifelong contributions to health economics, recently celebrated the publication of his new book "Health Economics and Policy: Selected Writings" with a talk on campus.
Jacob Theil, a resident in laboratory animal medicine, is featured in this Stars of Stanford Medicine installment. A clinician and a researcher, Theil spends time with his wife and son, playing video games and visiting breweries on his days off.
New Stanford Medicine research found that a compound called d-limonene has the potential to help head and neck cancer patients who suffer from dry mouth.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine feature profiles Raga Ayyagari, who is finishing a master's degree in epidemiology and clinical research and plans to pursue a career in global public health.