This third installment in the Demystifying Heart Failure series explains two primary types of heart failure and introduces Mr. F, a heart failure patient.
As part of the "Breaking down diabetes" series, physician Randall Stafford provides a straightforward guide to medications that can treat Type 2 diabetes.
How risky are roller coasters for the human brain? A team of Stanford engineers rode roller coasters for science, hoping to find out.
A pervasive myth in medicine is that doctors shouldn't talk about death with their patients. But Stephanie Harman, MD, knows better. During her first week of …
In the latest installment in the series Understanding AFib, Randall Stafford explains the different types of blood thinners.
In this fourth post in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford explains different drugs that are used to slow down the heart.
Stanford researcher Eleni Linos turned to social media to see if it was a more effective way to spread information about skin cancer and tanning to youth.
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 …
Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world.
In this Q&A, Stanford scholar Jay Bhattacharya provides context to understand the recent decline in life expectancy in the United States.
A new study finds chronic irradiation causes physiological and behavioral deficits in mice, pointing to potential health risks to humans traveling to Mars.
Metformin is physician-researcher Randall Stafford's go-to drug for diabetes. He explains why in this installment in the series, Breaking down diabetes.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.
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.
Stanford nutrition scientist Christopher Gardner discusses the many forms of milk and addresses the biggest misconceptions.
For those of us following the confounding opioid epidemic, there’s more bad news. Stanford researchers have determined that taking strong prescription painkillers together with sleeping …