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When Kimberly Nichols' father was dying from cancer, they reconnected after many years, leaving her struggling to cope with his loss.

When Kimberly Nichols' father was dying from cancer, they reconnected after many years, leaving her struggling to cope with his loss.

A diabetes program, developed with a Stanford scientist, helps cut costs of diabetes-related health care expenses by $815 per year per person.

A diabetes program, developed with a Stanford scientist, helps cut costs of diabetes-related health care expenses by $815 per year per person.

A look back at how a team of biodesign fellows developed a potentially life-saving device to treat patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia.

A look back at how a team of biodesign fellows developed a potentially life-saving device to treat patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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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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The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

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In this piece, medical student Anna Carroll reflects on the lessons she has learned from Lourie, a patient who volunteered her time to share her story.

In this piece, medical student Anna Carroll reflects on the lessons she has learned from Lourie, a patient who volunteered her time to share her story.

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This Stars of Stanford Medicine features Kendra Patton, a physician assistant and educator, who is working to create career opportunities for others.

This Stars of Stanford Medicine features Kendra Patton, a physician assistant and educator, who is working to create career opportunities for others.

A patient who struggled with being overweight for much of her life says she finally found success because of the trusting relationship she has with her doctor.

A patient who struggled with being overweight for much of her life says she finally found success because of the trusting relationship she has with her doctor.

"Of all the four pillars of medical ethics," writes this med student, "perhaps the most difficult one to uphold is justice, the obligation to treat all patients equally and fairly."

"Of all the four pillars of medical ethics," writes this med student, "perhaps the most difficult one to uphold is justice, the obligation to treat all patients equally and fairly."

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Writer Loren Stephens reflects on her father's death from cancer and on her family's decision to hide the terminal diagnosis from him. This is part of Scope's collaboration with the publication Months to Years.

Writer Loren Stephens reflects on her father's death from cancer and on her family's decision to hide the terminal diagnosis from him. This is part of Scope's collaboration with the publication Months to Years.