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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.

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.

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Being treated by kind, warm physicians can demonstrably improve patient health, Stanford social psychologists have found.

Being treated by kind, warm physicians can demonstrably improve patient health, Stanford social psychologists have found.

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In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Yoo Jung Kim discusses the importance of effectively communicating with patients.

In this Stanford Medicine Unplugged post, medical student Yoo Jung Kim discusses the importance of effectively communicating with patients.

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Dean Lloyd Minor discusses findings of Stanford Medicine's recently released Health Trends Report.

Dean Lloyd Minor discusses findings of Stanford Medicine's recently released Health Trends Report.

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In this excerpt originally in Months to Years, Michelle Mindlin reflects on how she found courage as she faced cancer repeatedly.

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.

Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control.

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Lizzy Highstreet, 11, is now recovering at home after receiving a lung transplant due to complications from cystic fibrosis.

Lizzy Highstreet, 11, is now recovering at home after receiving a lung transplant due to complications from cystic fibrosis.

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Neurosurgery resident Adela Wu comments on the importance of personalizing the informed consent process before a procedure for each patient.

Neurosurgery resident Adela Wu comments on the importance of personalizing the informed consent process before a procedure for each patient.

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When Kristin and Patrick Flor learned the baby they were expecting had a severe genetic syndrome, they planned with Stanford doctors for her brief life.

When Kristin and Patrick Flor learned the baby they were expecting had a severe genetic syndrome, they planned with Stanford doctors for her brief life.

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Two leaders of Stanford’s Presence Center — Abraham Verghese and Sonoo Thadaney Israni — explore how AI can enhance the human side of patient care.

Two leaders of Stanford’s Presence Center — Abraham Verghese and Sonoo Thadaney Israni — explore how AI can enhance the human side of patient care.

An emergency room physician shares the story of treating a baby with a gunshot wound and how the experience shaped her views on gun violence.

An emergency room physician shares the story of treating a baby with a gunshot wound and how the experience shaped her views on gun violence.

In this piece, a fourth-year medical student shares a recent patient encounter and what he's learned about breaking bad news to patients.

In this piece, a fourth-year medical student shares a recent patient encounter and what he's learned about breaking bad news to patients.

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As the medical world transitioned to electronic health records, Stanford clinicians stepped up to trouble-shoot. Now they're innovating patient care.

As the medical world transitioned to electronic health records, Stanford clinicians stepped up to trouble-shoot. Now they're innovating patient care.

A fourth-year medical student outlines the benefits of completing an ob-gyn rotation and delivering babies, despite having no plans to work in that area.

A fourth-year medical student outlines the benefits of completing an ob-gyn rotation and delivering babies, despite having no plans to work in that area.