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A California toddler is doing well after receiving a kidney donated by a stranger who responded to his family's request on Facebook.

A California toddler is doing well after receiving a kidney donated by a stranger who responded to his family's request on Facebook.

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Physician, writer and mother Diana Farid writes about balancing the importance of medically accurate language with a desire to comfort her child.

Physician, writer and mother Diana Farid writes about balancing the importance of medically accurate language with a desire to comfort her child.

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At the Stanford Medicine X | CHANGE conference, patient innovators describe ways they can use their expertise to help others.

At the Stanford Medicine X | CHANGE conference, patient innovators describe ways they can use their expertise to help others.

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After a bike crash, Anthony Macchio-Young has emergency neurosurgery at Stanford. In the conclusion of this two-part series, he shares how he is doing now.

After a bike crash, Anthony Macchio-Young has emergency neurosurgery at Stanford. In the conclusion of this two-part series, he shares how he is doing now.

After a bike crash, Anthony Macchio-Young undergoes emergency neurosurgery at Stanford. But that's only the beginning of his journey to recovery.

After a bike crash, Anthony Macchio-Young undergoes emergency neurosurgery at Stanford. But that's only the beginning of his journey to recovery.

10-year-old Mathias Dizon fulfilled a promise to sing the national anthem at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center's annual patient and family picnic.

10-year-old Mathias Dizon fulfilled a promise to sing the national anthem at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center's annual patient and family picnic.

Hana Yago got a new heart from an organ donor when she was a toddler. Last month, she and her parents met the young donor's family for the first time.

Hana Yago got a new heart from an organ donor when she was a toddler. Last month, she and her parents met the young donor's family for the first time.

Pioneering immunotherapy drug Provenge is enjoying a revival, thanks to a large new clinical trial that will test it in men with early prostate cancer.

Pioneering immunotherapy drug Provenge is enjoying a revival, thanks to a large new clinical trial that will test it in men with early prostate cancer.

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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In this conclusion of a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

In this conclusion of a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

In this first piece in a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

In this first piece in a two-part series, writer Nathan Collins shares the story of his kidney transplant, using a donated kidney from his father.

A recent Stanford Medicine event, Celebrating Cancer Survivors, brought survivors together to share a variety of stories about living with cancer.

A recent Stanford Medicine event, Celebrating Cancer Survivors, brought survivors together to share a variety of stories about living with cancer.

Mallory Smith's memoir chronicles her life with cystic fibrosis. Christy Hartman knew Mallory, and attended a campus event celebrating Mallory's book.

Mallory Smith's memoir chronicles her life with cystic fibrosis. Christy Hartman knew Mallory, and attended a campus event celebrating Mallory's book.

Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.

A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.

Cru Silva was diagnosed with a type of eye cancer when he was 18 months old. After nearly a year of treatments, he's healthy and back home in Hawaii.

Cru Silva was diagnosed with a type of eye cancer when he was 18 months old. After nearly a year of treatments, he's healthy and back home in Hawaii.