In this Q&A, Stanford scholar Jay Bhattacharya provides context to understand the recent decline in life expectancy in the United States.
A secondary analysis of a diet study showed that low-carbohydrate dieters who consumed the most saturated fats had better levels of lipids in their blood.
A compilation of stories highlights the work of Stanford prematurity experts, who are advancing how we understand and predict premature birth.
The benefits of mindfulness — touted as a panacea for a myriad of problems from anxiety to chronic pain — has come under some debate.
A Stanford physician argues pregnant women should be appropriately included in clinical research to improve their health and the health of their fetuses.
New Stanford research has identified an enzyme that plays a critical role in uterine contractions as well as in other muscle tissues.
A Stanford News round-up includes a host of suggestions for sticking with your New Year's — or any self-improvement goal
Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control.
A wellness speaker/author calls for turning to the older members of our society for wisdom and advice.
Stanford's WELL for Life initiative is challenging you to practice the art of mindfulness for one week to promote self-care.
Patients who undergo physical therapy soon after a pain diagnosis are less likely to use opioids in the long term, a Stanford-Duke study finds.
An emergency room physician shares the story of treating a baby with a gunshot wound and how the experience shaped her views on gun violence.
As part of a writer's reporting for a magazine story, she tested out new technology that's meant to keep drivers more relaxed.
A Stanford study highlights a data optimization method for health-risk assessments to lower costs and and improve diagnostic power.
In a drive to reduce high cervical-cancer rates in Nigeria, a nonprofit organization co-founded by Stanford oncology researcher Ami Bhatt, MD, PhD, has enlisted the imaginative assistance of an educational comic book.
Robots, virtual meditation and steering wheels that sense stress are all part of a researcher's plan to create an environment that enhances your well-being.