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With less than a month to go before my delivery date, maternal deaths are probably the last thing I should be reading about. But a …

Six years after rules went into effect that restricted the long hours worked by many physicians in training, the Institute of Medicine is calling for …

Also lost in the swine-flu shuffle this week was some pretty interesting sleep-disorder news. Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, a well-known narcolepsy researcher, and colleagues have …

Amid the furor over swine flu, a very important bit of health policy news seems to have been buried. President Obama just appointed a new …

Researchers at Stanford and across the country are rushing to file their proposals for the NIH's Challenge Grant Program. The $200-million program, established as part …

Photo by Eneas So, did you get that flu shot yet that you were supposed to get five or six months ago? A report today …

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Three years ago, I had the chance to interview Susan Wood, former director of the FDA Office of Women's Health, about that agency's controversial decision …

Diana Badillo was one of 82 medical students at Stanford who matched in March 2009. We produced a short video showing the lead up to …

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Having hailed from Wisconsin, I'm a pretty big football fan. (I don't exactly bleed green-and-gold, but let's just say it runs in the Cheese State-family …

I fall. And when I fall, I usually hit my head. Hard. So, as I've followed the sad news about Natasha Richardson, I've fretted and …

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Incredible medical images hidden away in the archives are starting to show up online en masse. The latest source I've come across comes courtesy of …

The Los Angeles Times has an interesting story today on how patients' faith can influence their medical decisions. We've all heard of patients who have …

Considering that my morning commute (from San Francisco to Palo Alto) took 20 minutes longer than normal today, news about a study linking traffic and …

As Amy Graff over at Mommy Files recently reported, the six largest manufacturers of baby bottles have voluntarily agreed to stop using bisphenol A, an …

There's a new book out that brings up a topic I haven't thought about lately: my first period. It's My Little Red Book, edited by …