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The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

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In this piece, medical student Anna Carroll reflects on the lessons she has learned from Lourie, a patient who volunteered her time to share her story.

In this piece, medical student Anna Carroll reflects on the lessons she has learned from Lourie, a patient who volunteered her time to share her story.

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Physicians Christina Mangurian and Carolyn Rodriguez discuss the lack of women in leadership positions in medicine, and what we can do about it.

Physicians Christina Mangurian and Carolyn Rodriguez discuss the lack of women in leadership positions in medicine, and what we can do about it.

This Stars of Stanford Medicine features Kendra Patton, a physician assistant and educator, who is working to create career opportunities for others.

This Stars of Stanford Medicine features Kendra Patton, a physician assistant and educator, who is working to create career opportunities for others.

In this final piece on aspirin for prevention of heart attack and stroke, Randall Stafford explains factors for doctors and patients to consider.

In this final piece on aspirin for prevention of heart attack and stroke, Randall Stafford explains factors for doctors and patients to consider.

A greater acceptance of, and more, people with disabilities are needed in the health care workforce, physician Cheri Blauwet writes.

A greater acceptance of, and more, people with disabilities are needed in the health care workforce, physician Cheri Blauwet writes.

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Jamaican-born Odette Harris was recently promoted to full professor at Stanford, making her one of the first black female professors of neurosurgery in the nation. She discusses her journey in a new podcast.

Jamaican-born Odette Harris was recently promoted to full professor at Stanford, making her one of the first black female professors of neurosurgery in the nation. She discusses her journey in a new podcast.

"We must accept that we will fail before we succeed." So said Opher Kornfeld, PhD, during his speech at Stanford Medicine's diploma ceremony.

"We must accept that we will fail before we succeed." So said Opher Kornfeld, PhD, during his speech at Stanford Medicine's diploma ceremony.

The American Cancer Society joins forces with National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to promote the HPV vaccine and eliminate cervical cancer.

The American Cancer Society joins forces with National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to promote the HPV vaccine and eliminate cervical cancer.

At 91, Jack Farquhar reflects on the growth of the field of preventative health, his longevity, the importance of community and more.

At 91, Jack Farquhar reflects on the growth of the field of preventative health, his longevity, the importance of community and more.

New Stanford research is clarifying the powerful role played by the mind in pain, health, social settings, education and more.

New Stanford research is clarifying the powerful role played by the mind in pain, health, social settings, education and more.

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