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At the recent Stanford Women's Health Forum, Kate Shaw, a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, spoke about the evolution and history of birth control.

At the recent Stanford Women's Health Forum, Kate Shaw, a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, spoke about the evolution and history of birth control.

The composition of the microbiome can be adjusted by pairing bacterial species with their favorite foods, a new Stanford Medicine study suggests.

The composition of the microbiome can be adjusted by pairing bacterial species with their favorite foods, a new Stanford Medicine study suggests.

The president of the Association of American Medical Colleges details factors that contribute to physician burnout and broad cultural changes that can help.

The president of the Association of American Medical Colleges details factors that contribute to physician burnout and broad cultural changes that can help.

Social media, unlike memoirs, can problematically create an image of a sanitized, perfect existence that is removed from real lives, Jacqueline Genovese writes.

Social media, unlike memoirs, can problematically create an image of a sanitized, perfect existence that is removed from real lives, Jacqueline Genovese writes.

In a new book, Paul Ehrlich lays out the claim that modern life has been harmful to smaller jaws, which he says leads to problems ranging from heart disease to sleep apnea.

In a new book, Paul Ehrlich lays out the claim that modern life has been harmful to smaller jaws, which he says leads to problems ranging from heart disease to sleep apnea.

In one of the largest observational studies on fitness and heart disease, researchers examined found that people with higher levels of grip strength, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness had reduced risks of heart attacks and stroke.

In one of the largest observational studies on fitness and heart disease, researchers examined found that people with higher levels of grip strength, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness had reduced risks of heart attacks and stroke.

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What can be done to treat and prevent back pain? And how does our mental/emotional health affect our spinal health? Esther Gokhale, a spinal health educator and author, weighs in.

What can be done to treat and prevent back pain? And how does our mental/emotional health affect our spinal health? Esther Gokhale, a spinal health educator and author, weighs in.

The Stanford-based California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative has released a new toolkit to help doctors prevent dangerous blood clots in pregnant women and new mothers.

The Stanford-based California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative has released a new toolkit to help doctors prevent dangerous blood clots in pregnant women and new mothers.

Immature fat cells grow up if stress hormones rise at night. A new study explains the molecular underpinnings of why people gain weight due to chronic stress, disrupted circadian rhythms and treatment with glucocorticoid drugs.

Immature fat cells grow up if stress hormones rise at night. A new study explains the molecular underpinnings of why people gain weight due to chronic stress, disrupted circadian rhythms and treatment with glucocorticoid drugs.

Thousands of women in the East African country of Uganda suffer from rheumatic heart disease. Although pregnancy can lead to severe complications, a new study shows that many women are putting their health at risk in order to have children.

Thousands of women in the East African country of Uganda suffer from rheumatic heart disease. Although pregnancy can lead to severe complications, a new study shows that many women are putting their health at risk in order to have children.

Using data and storytelling, Arianna Huffington is working encourage a cultural shift toward health and wellness, she explained at a conversation with Dean Lloyd Minor on campus.

Using data and storytelling, Arianna Huffington is working encourage a cultural shift toward health and wellness, she explained at a conversation with Dean Lloyd Minor on campus.

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A new mini-experiment from Stanford's WELL program challenges individuals to take five minutes out of their day to meditate, with the goal of improving well-being.

A new mini-experiment from Stanford's WELL program challenges individuals to take five minutes out of their day to meditate, with the goal of improving well-being.