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The back-to-school rush and impending flu season have many parents worried about a possible resurgence of H1N1 flu, a.k.a. swine flu. In a new video, …

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Last week, I posted a few photos of a Stanford effort to image the mummy of a 2,500-year-old priest. For those of you who like …

Very few people look forward to the day when they'll have to check into a nursing home. So why would a perfectly healthy 38-year-old move …

Well-known health economist Victor Fuchs, PhD, always has interesting things to say about health care reform efforts (see here and here). Now he's shared more …

Stanford radiologists are hard at work right now scanning a 2,600-year-old Egyptian mummy. We'll have a full set of videos, articles and photos on this …

Stanford stem cell researcher Irving Weissman, MD, recently assumed the presidency of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Writing for Nature Reports Stem Cells, …

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The New York Times is previewing a fascinating story from its magazine called "The Women's Crusade," about the interaction between global poverty and the oppression …

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Last spring, when Stanford researcher Douglas Owens, MD, mentioned to me an upcoming study on the risks of labor induction, I took an immediate (and …

Is anyone out there having a relaxing summer? Please, speak up if you are - it's hard to hear you over the health care reform …

A few weeks ago I wrote about the debate swirling around Francis Collins' nomination as NIH director. Some people expressed concerns that Collins' status as …

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The New York Times is reporting that UCSF scientists have identified a tie between a genetic mutation and the need for less sleep. The research …

Let's say you have high blood pressure and that during your most recent clinic visit, your doctor prescribes the newest calcium-channel blocker. You've seen commercials …

Heart defects run in my family. I lost two infant sisters to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital defect in which the left side of …

Year: 2003 Setting: AsiaMedic clinic in Singapore Position: Private general practitioner SARS has struck Singapore and I am at the vortex of the epidemic frenzy. …

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