Scientists and doctors discuss aging, healthy diets and new treatments for mental health at this year's Health Matters event.
What’s the deali-O with new weight loss drugs? Part 1
Stanford Medicine researchers weigh in on the promise and peril of increasingly popular diabetes drugs being used for weight loss.
Stanford Medicine magazine: Solving for health’s social hurdles
Achieving more equitable health outcomes calls for understanding and addressing societal challenges in places we live, work and play.
New visions for mental health care
Researchers, policy makers, clinicians and others convened to discuss new approaches and innovations to improve mental health care.
How menthol cigarette ads target Black people, women and teens￼
As FDA weighs a ban on menthol in cigarettes, study shows how the tobacco industry targeted products to women, teens and Black people.
Unconventional Paths: Bohemian wannabe turned Stanford nutritionist
A philosopher by nature, Christopher Gardner had a meandering, yet purposeful, path to nutrition science and food sustainability.
Addressing mental health struggles among health care workers
Tait Shanafelt discusses physician suicide as a national crisis, and how to support health care workers' mental health.
Pap smears, be gone? Using menstrual blood to detect HPV
Researchers have created a menstrual pad that can passively help detect HPV, potentially offering a screening method other than pap smears.
Building a cancer community through BLACC
A group of Black women work toward a peer navigation program to help other Black women survive breast cancer.
Demystifying egg freezing in medicine
A Stanford surgical resident shares her story behind why she decided to freeze her eggs in the hopes that she can demystify the process.
Stanford-born birth control app among Time’s top 100 innovations
Two Stanford Biodesign researchers designed a birth control app and case that helps women track their weekly doses.
Brain trauma is not the same in women and men
Stanford Medicine researchers are exploring how men and women's brains differ after traumatic head injury.
How ovarian cancers evade the immune system
A common ovarian cancer evades detection by convincing nearby immune cells to treat it as a developing fetus.
A new take on virtual education can promote breastfeeding
Stanford researchers find that "entertainment education" helps teach new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding.
Wildfire smoke exposure raises risk for preterm birth
Exposure to wildfire smoke increases a pregnant woman's risk of giving birth three or more weeks early, a new Stanford study found.
Post-epidural headaches can be more serious than previously known
Stanford research shows headaches caused by epidural complications during childbirth can be more serious and chronic than previously thought.