A Stanford anesthesiologist is working to understand why pain becomes agonizing and chronic by examining the role of cells known as microglia.
Exercise and diet are the best way to control blood pressure. Ann Lindsay describes how physicians can convince their patients to make changes.
Pediatricians can improve the risk-benefit profile of many common interventions by scaling back what they do, according to a new review article.
Cru Silva was diagnosed with a type of eye cancer when he was 18 months old. After nearly a year of treatments, he's healthy and back home in Hawaii.
Meeting consumer expectations and empowering patients fueled Stanford Health Care's drive to share doctors' notes and other records securely with patients.
Someone born with a relatively simple heart problem, even when it's fixed by surgery, is 13 times as likely to later develop heart failure.
A Stanford clinic found that staying in close contact with patients virtually between appointments achieved dramatic health improvements. Can additional technology build on those gains?
Behind the lens and filters of Instagram is the truth about how hard it is to actually do medicine, and what Instagram doesn't exactly showcase.
Being treated by kind, warm physicians can demonstrably improve patient health, Stanford social psychologists have found.
In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Yoo Jung Kim discusses the importance of effectively communicating with patients.
Dean Lloyd Minor discusses findings of Stanford Medicine's recently released Health Trends Report.
In this excerpt originally in Months to Years, Michelle Mindlin reflects on how she found courage as she faced cancer repeatedly.
Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control.
Graduate student Johanna O'Day has started an effort that helps Parkinson's patients tell their story and connects researchers and patients.
Orly Farber, a second-year medical student, shares her experience treating a woman with a facial wound.
Lizzy Highstreet, 11, is now recovering at home after receiving a lung transplant due to complications from cystic fibrosis.