A Stanford researcher discusses how toxic pollutants can make people more susceptible to COVID-19 and why people of color are particularly vulnerable.
I have close friends who get debilitating migraines so I knew a bit about auras, which are sensory disturbances that often precede migraine headaches. But experiencing …
In this fourth post in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford explains different drugs that are used to slow down the heart.
This fourth post in the Understanding UTIs series provides a guide to preparing for a visit with a health care provider for a urinary tract infection.
This is the first in a series called Taking Depression Seriously, which aims to explain the disease and offer tips for navigating the health care system.
A pair of formerly conjoined twin sisters who were separated at Packard Children's three years ago are now happy, healthy and doing well in kindergarten.
I don't often think about my sense of smell, unless I'm given a fragrant flower or walk past someone smoking. But the ability to smell …
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.
Stress in 2020 seems worse than ever. Stanford's Andrew Huberman discusses ways to reduce stress, such as different breathing patterns.
Brain wave data identifies two psychiatric subtypes and can predict best treatments for PTSD and depression, Stanford research shows.
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.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.
Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world.
A third of young athletes register high blood pressure, raising questions about their health — or about the new U.S. hypertension guidelines.
The fifth post in the Understanding UTI series outlines the different types of medications for UTIs, including antibiotics and drugs for pain relief.
Just before the holidays, my husband whisked me off to urgent care because I received some nasty dog bites on both my hands. The incident …