A third of young athletes register high blood pressure, raising questions about their health — or about the new U.S. hypertension guidelines.
Dick Cheney has lived with chronic heart disease for virtually all of his adult life. At 37, as a young man running for the U.S. …
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 …
Stanford nutrition scientist Christopher Gardner discusses the many forms of milk and addresses the biggest misconceptions.
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.
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 …
Stanford research shows that having high blood pressure at peak exercise intensity could indicate good fitness, rather than revealing heart disease risk.
The fifth post in the Understanding UTI series outlines the different types of medications for UTIs, including antibiotics and drugs for pain relief.
A study provides evidence that the drug azlocillin eliminates the bacteria that cause Lyme disease at the onset of infection in lab mice and cultures.
Dean Lloyd Minor of Stanford Medicine describes the key elements that must be in place for society to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a new storytelling podcast, Lucy Kalanithi shares what her daughter has taught her about life, death and the beauty of seeing things just as they are.
Stanford pediatric surgeon Janey Pratt converted her dining room to a factory, in order to produce cloth masks to protect people from COVID-19 transmission.
Reece and Alister Sharp, daughters of Stanford neurosurgeon Odette Harris, co-authored a children's book to share their experience.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, outlines the most common medications used to treat blood pressure.
I hail from the so-called Ashkenazi branch of Jews, who account for the great majority of all Jews in the world today. Ashkenazis are distinguished …
Stanford University bioengineers are developing a faster-acting formulation of insulin that can help diabetes patients better regulate their blood sugar levels.