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 …
Think you've seen unattractive couples before? If you look to the right, you'll have the pleasure of viewing the ugliest couple you've ever seen: a male …
Are the health-benefit claims from intermittent fasting backed up by scientific evidence? John Trepanowski, postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center,weighs in.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, outlines the most common medications used to treat blood pressure.
A third of young athletes register high blood pressure, raising questions about their health — or about the new U.S. hypertension guidelines.
The second post in the Demystifying Heart Failure series, co-authored by cardiologist Fatima Rodriguez, addresses misconceptions about heart failure.
Stealth vaping fad fueled by JUUL, the most popular of the electronic cigarette devices, hooks teens on nicotine while hiding it from parents, teachers.
Launched in 2009, Scope has published 10,000 posts. A celebration featuring narrative writing — kicking off with a piece from Abraham Verghese — is planned.
At a recent event, Ohio cardiologist Quinn Capers shared his perspective on the importance of cultivating diversity in medicine.
Sometimes one tiny clue holds the key to a baffling medical mystery. That was the case for a San Francisco Bay Area child whose family …
A secondary analysis of a diet study showed that low-carbohydrate dieters who consumed the most saturated fats had better levels of lipids in their blood.
It's the disease that dare not speak its name without tripping over one of its other names. Call it what you will - chronic fatigue …
While some fear artificial intelligence making inroads into health care, Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes it.
In the fourth post in the Taking Depression Seriously series, Sophia Xiao and physician Randall Stafford clarify different types of medications.
Inspired by his son's illness, Ron Davis and colleagues have discovered a diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a notoriously elusive disease.
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged essay, medical student Natasha Abadilla shares her personal experience with domestic violence.