A kidney disease of unknown origin is sickening many men in Sri Lanka. Stanford researcher Shuchi Anand is working to understand it and to improve care.
Exposure to 'third-hand smoke' — that is, the chemicals left behind on household surfaces after smoke has dissipated — increases the severity of asthma symptoms in mice. Stanford researchers are working to learn how this happens, and whether it might be possible to protect people with asthma from this exposure.
Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.
Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer discusses in his new book, "Dying for a Paycheck," how stress from work is a major health problem.
In this final installment of the "Breaking down diabetes" series, physician-researcher Randall Stafford weighs in on a debate about blood sugar levels that relates to drug prices.
A new study suggests that a blood test following exercise may be a good way to differentiate between people who have ME/CFS and people who don't.
High blood pressure is now defined as a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90, increasing the number of Americans who have high blood pressure.
In this fifth, final post in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, explains target blood pressure guidelines.
In the fourth post in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, lays out lifestyle changes that can improve health.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, outlines the most common medications used to treat blood pressure.
In this initial post in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, outlines the scope of the problem and introduces Margaret, a patient.
Ron Davis, PhD, calls chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS) the “last major disease about which we know almost nothing.” That’s …
I remember what it’s like to feel healthy and live carefree. I took my health for granted for the first 24 years of my life. …
Laura Hillenbrand speaks like she writes: beautifully. She captures moments like getting on a horse to ride again in ways that make you feel like …
If you suffer from a very rare disease, getting the proper diagnosis can be an arduous journey. But a bigger challenge may be the feeling …