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In the ninth and final post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford examines the Mediterranean diet.

In the ninth and final post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford examines the Mediterranean diet.

Exercise and diet are the best way to control blood pressure. Ann Lindsay describes how physicians can convince their patients to make changes.

Exercise and diet are the best way to control blood pressure. Ann Lindsay describes how physicians can convince their patients to make changes.

In the eighth post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford breaks down low-fat diets, which were popular in the 1980s.

In the eighth post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford breaks down low-fat diets, which were popular in the 1980s.

Documenting the safest routes to walk to school through a phone app can increase the likelihood that kids will bike or walk to class.

Documenting the safest routes to walk to school through a phone app can increase the likelihood that kids will bike or walk to class.

In the seventh post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford examines the pros and cons of a low-carb diet.

In the seventh post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford examines the pros and cons of a low-carb diet.

Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.

Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.

In the sixth post in A Skeptical Look At Popular Diets, Stanford physician Randall Stafford analyzes the pros and cons of a raw food diet.

In the sixth post in A Skeptical Look At Popular Diets, Stanford physician Randall Stafford analyzes the pros and cons of a raw food diet.

Physicians are more satisfied in their jobs, a Stanford survey finds, but they're less happy than workers in other fields.

Physicians are more satisfied in their jobs, a Stanford survey finds, but they're less happy than workers in other fields.

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A new study has found that opioid-related deaths are highest on the East Coast and opioids are affecting an increasing number of African-Americans.

A new study has found that opioid-related deaths are highest on the East Coast and opioids are affecting an increasing number of African-Americans.

In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Meera Sheffrin discusses her work as a Stanford geriatrician and offers insight into aging and health.

In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Meera Sheffrin discusses her work as a Stanford geriatrician and offers insight into aging and health.

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In the fifth post in A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician-researcher Randall Stafford analyzes the gluten-free diet.

In the fifth post in A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician-researcher Randall Stafford analyzes the gluten-free diet.