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.
Physician Shreya Shah discusses the controversies, problems and solutions to improve care for patients with high blood pressure in the United States.
This Stars of Stanford Medicine feature profiles Raga Ayyagari, who is finishing a master's degree in epidemiology and clinical research and plans to pursue a career in global public health.
Exposure to 'third-hand smoke' — that is, the chemicals left behind on household surfaces after smoke has dissipated — increases the severity of asthma symptoms in mice. Stanford researchers are working to learn how this happens, and whether it might be possible to protect people with asthma from this exposure.
Howard Koh, MD, former assistant secretary of health in the Obama Administration, spoke recently in a Stanford Health Policy Forum discussion.
A Stanford study explores the factors that are important to help a community recover from a disaster such as an epidemic.
The American dream of children growing up to earn more than their parents is harder to achieve than it used to be, and big data gives valuable insight into how it has changed.
Facebook prohibits paid tobacco advertising, but Stanford researchers found brands and vendors marketing their products through unpaid content, in apparent conflict with the rules or their spirit.
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.
A group of researchers are trying to answer the question: Are you more or less likely to die if you own a firearm? Their work was recently featured in the Washington Post.
Firearm violence as a public health problem was the focus of a recent Stanford Medicine forum. Physicians should conduct more research on gun violence and advocate for gun safety with patients, presenters said.
Struck by the public health aspect of gun violence, more than three dozen Stanford medical and physician assistant students expressed their views to lawmakers.
The Stanford-based Tobacco Prevention Toolkit offers a resource for educators and young people to learn about tobacco product use and their health.
Is preventing gun violence really the work of clinicians? Yes, argues first-year Stanford medical student Orly Farber.
Active-duty servicewomen face an increased risk of having a premature baby if they give birth soon after returning from deployment.
Bill Williams is a teacher and theater director who lost his 24-year-old son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Ashley Elliott is a former addict …