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A Stanford surgeon discusses the adverse conditions, physiological changes and surgical challenges faced by space travelers.

A Stanford surgeon discusses the adverse conditions, physiological changes and surgical challenges faced by space travelers.

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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.

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.

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The goal is to design a humanitarian surgical response in conflict zones to avert preventable disability and deaths through modern, evidence-based care.

The goal is to design a humanitarian surgical response in conflict zones to avert preventable disability and deaths through modern, evidence-based care.

Researchers worked to solve the problem of surgical site infections, which can lead to longer hospital stays, additional surgeries, and higher mortality.

Researchers worked to solve the problem of surgical site infections, which can lead to longer hospital stays, additional surgeries, and higher mortality.

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With the opening of the new Stanford Hospital and the Packard Children's surgical and imaging centers, Stanford Medicine will be redesigning surgical space.

With the opening of the new Stanford Hospital and the Packard Children's surgical and imaging centers, Stanford Medicine will be redesigning surgical space.

A "molecular car wash" may help dermatologists accurately and more quickly identify and remove tiny skin cancers caused by sun damage. The technique also pinpoints subtle molecular differences associated with the cancers that may one day guide treatment.

A "molecular car wash" may help dermatologists accurately and more quickly identify and remove tiny skin cancers caused by sun damage. The technique also pinpoints subtle molecular differences associated with the cancers that may one day guide treatment.

Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren comments on the challenges of global surgery and gender differences in surgical care worldwide.

Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren comments on the challenges of global surgery and gender differences in surgical care worldwide.

Fifty years after the first adult heart transplant in the U.S., the event featured doctors who've contributed to the development of heart transplantation.

Fifty years after the first adult heart transplant in the U.S., the event featured doctors who've contributed to the development of heart transplantation.

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Jan. 6, 1968 marks the 50-year anniversary of the first human heart transplant in the United States, which happened here at Stanford.

Jan. 6, 1968 marks the 50-year anniversary of the first human heart transplant in the United States, which happened here at Stanford.

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In the operating room, cardiac surgeon Joseph Woo, MD, is poised to begin a challenging operation on a man whose aorta and aortic valve have …