Stanford researchers are developing a faster way to match each ulcerative colitis patient with the treatment that will work best for them.
Tag: chronic disease
Prison ‘aha’ moment leads to research into mental health and addiction
Stanford researcher finds that inpatient psychiatric care helps long-term recovery rates for people with both mental illness and addiction.
Famous microbiologist experiences ‘revenge of the viruses’
Famous virus hunter Peter Piot, MD, PhD, recounts his firsthand battle with COVID-19, and the second wave of chronic symptoms that left him ill for months.
Identification of “missing microbe” spurs clinical trial in ulcerative colitis
A study links ulcerative colitis to the depletion of important acids ordinarily produced by a set of gut microbes mysteriously missing in action.
Ouch: The psychology of pain — Part 2
Stanford specialists discuss how the source of a person's pain can affect what they feel, and the connection between chronic pain and psychological factors.
Ouch: Understanding pain — Part 1
How does a backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation? And why does some pain go on and on? Stanford pain medicine specialists provide answers.
Make it stop: New frontiers in pain research offer hope
A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.
The presence of his absence
In this essay, Cynthia Lim reflects on her experience caring for her husband, who was left with brain damage following a cardiac arrest.
New hope for a drug to treat lymphedema symptoms
The anti-inflammatory drug ketoprofen shows promise as effective medical treatment for lymphedema symptoms, small Stanford study finds
Citizen science research investigates neighborhoods’ effects on well-being
Researchers engaged citizen scientists to take photos and collect other data to investigate how neighborhoods can affect health.
Patient shares experience with celiac disease: It’s a serious autoimmune condition, but “not the end of the world”
In a video, Stanford Children's Health's Healthier, Happier Lives Blog introduces a patient with celiac disease and discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the autoimmune disorder.
Modern medicine is challenging the ability of doctors to listen to, bond with patients
The culture of modern medicine is challenging the ability of doctors to develop strong relationships with their patients, potentially harming both health care and physician wellness.
Toxin, infection, or genes? A mysterious kidney disease strikes men in Sri Lanka
A kidney disease of unknown origin is sickening many men in Sri Lanka. Stanford researcher Shuchi Anand is working to understand it and to improve care.
Think your job is killing you? You might be right, Stanford business professor explains
Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer discusses in his new book, "Dying for a Paycheck," how stress from work is a major health problem.
CRISPR technology offers hope for sickle-cell patients
A Stanford Medicine article examines CRISPR, the gene-editing technology, and addresses its potential to help with conditions such as sickle-cell disease.
Expanding hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves health, new study shows
Even adults who are not considered "high-risk" should be tested to reduce deaths and improve cure rates, new Stanford Health Policy research suggests.