The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.
Genetic diversity in the receptor for a key reproductive hormone may help explain why some populations have higher rates of preterm birth than others.
In this final piece on aspirin for prevention of heart attack and stroke, Randall Stafford explains factors for doctors and patients to consider.
At 91, Jack Farquhar reflects on the growth of the field of preventative health, his longevity, the importance of community and more.
New Stanford research is clarifying the powerful role played by the mind in pain, health, social settings, education and more.
In this installment of "Aspirin for prevention," physician-researcher Randall Stafford provides tips to calculate the risk of heart disease or stroke, to inform decisions about taking aspirin preventatively.
Denise Wong had survived breast cancer treatment at 27. Ten years later, she and her husband wanted to have a child. Her treatment had made that unlikely, but her fertility team at Stanford found a way.
Over the last 30 years, a growing body of epidemiological research has suggested that poor nutrition in pregnancy hurts the baby by setting metabolism to a “thrifty” state that leads, decades later, to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.
Stanford heart doctors bank on digital health to improve heart care in the future by monitoring encouraging exercise, detecting and tracking conditions like atrial fibrillation, and more.
In a video, Stanford Children's Health's Healthier, Happier Lives Blog introduces a patient with celiac disease and discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the autoimmune disorder.
Physician Shreya Shah discusses the controversies, problems and solutions to improve care for patients with high blood pressure in the United States.
Stanford scientists used discoveries in the lab to design new versions of a widely used antibiotic to prevent the side effect of hearing loss.
During a recent talk, Lisa Goldthwaite, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford, told the truths of HPV, sharing practical insights and lessons that are important to everyone's health.
At a free event on May 19, Stanford faculty and researchers will present the latest medical breakthroughs and give talks on ways to improve everyday health and wellness.
Household guidelines and rules related to food help teenagers eat healthier away from home, new Stanford research suggests.