Stanford study show the levels of cholesterol and fat in an infant’s blood can predict that child’s social and emotional development.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller, right? Common Health blog begins a narrative post on one woman's burst-appendix survival with …
Part of my graduate school orientation took place in California's White Mountains. I'll never forget the ancient bristlecone pines, stunning views, or how sick and …
I'm one of those people who regularly goes through the medicine cabinet looking for expired medications to toss out. But a new study published in …
Scientists found a sneaky way to stop cold viruses from replicating in mammalian cells by disabling a protein not in the virus but in the cells they infect.
In this 1:2:1 podcast, host Paul Costello discusses drug shortages with Stanford and Veterans Affairs anesthesiologist Ed Mariano.
In this fourth post in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford explains different drugs that are used to slow down the heart.
A third of young athletes register high blood pressure, raising questions about their health — or about the new U.S. hypertension guidelines.
In the third post in A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician-researcher Randall Stafford points out the pros and cons of a vegetarian diet.
Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world.
There is a Zen story about a farmer whose horse ran away. Upon hearing the news his neighbors visited sympathetically, saying, “Such misfortune.” “Maybe,” replied …
In the fifth installment in the Understanding AFib series, Randall Stafford explains how to measure your heart rate and pay attention to your heart rhythm.
Talking with a patient's loved ones can help ease their emotional burden and inform the patient's care, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.
As part of the "Breaking down diabetes" series, physician Randall Stafford provides a straightforward guide to medications that can treat Type 2 diabetes.
In the latest installment in the series Understanding AFib, Randall Stafford explains the different types of blood thinners.
Stanford nutrition scientist Christopher Gardner discusses the many forms of milk and addresses the biggest misconceptions.