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Nationwide, the percentage of health care visits for flulike symptoms ticked up above the baseline at the start of November and has remained elevated ever since, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nationwide, the percentage of health care visits for flulike symptoms ticked up above the baseline at the start of November and has remained elevated ever since, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Health care providers must reckon with inherent race-based biases in medicine, which can reinforce false stereotypes in algorithms and lead to improper treatment recommendations or late diagnoses.

Health care providers must reckon with inherent race-based biases in medicine, which can reinforce false stereotypes in algorithms and lead to improper treatment recommendations or late diagnoses.

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A Stanford Medicine medical student and anesthesiologist discuss how to prepare physicians in the face of climate change.

A Stanford Medicine medical student and anesthesiologist discuss how to prepare physicians in the face of climate change.

Purvesh Khatri has followed a winding path to medicine -- one that started with a hate for biology and a career in engineering.

Purvesh Khatri has followed a winding path to medicine -- one that started with a hate for biology and a career in engineering.

Researchers are making connections between the role of mucus and human health -- both in the brain and the lungs.

Researchers are making connections between the role of mucus and human health -- both in the brain and the lungs.

Researchers discuss the impact of climate change on children and suggest its impact on their health might be more severe, compared to adults.

Researchers discuss the impact of climate change on children and suggest its impact on their health might be more severe, compared to adults.

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Early in the pandemic, with few clues about how to treat critically-ill COVID-19 patients, Stanford’s ICU team developed and shared expertise to save lives.

Early in the pandemic, with few clues about how to treat critically-ill COVID-19 patients, Stanford’s ICU team developed and shared expertise to save lives.

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The COVID-19 pandemic gives new relevance to a synthetic substance developed by Stanford researchers that could help respiratory patients breathe easier.

The COVID-19 pandemic gives new relevance to a synthetic substance developed by Stanford researchers that could help respiratory patients breathe easier.

In an excerpt from a piece that originally appeared in Months to Years, writer Dawn Newton looks back on a childhood with severe asthma.

In an excerpt from a piece that originally appeared in Months to Years, writer Dawn Newton looks back on a childhood with severe asthma.

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Some viruses help drug-resistant bacteria grow in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, new Stanford research shows.

Some viruses help drug-resistant bacteria grow in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, new Stanford research shows.

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By scouting for a particular immune cell in the blood, scientists can tell which patients with a lung-scarring disease are at higher risk for death.

By scouting for a particular immune cell in the blood, scientists can tell which patients with a lung-scarring disease are at higher risk for death.