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Stanford MD/PhD student Andrea Garofalo decided to pursue a medical career when he was 12, after a neurosurgeon successfully removed his brother's tumor.

Stanford MD/PhD student Andrea Garofalo decided to pursue a medical career when he was 12, after a neurosurgeon successfully removed his brother's tumor.

A Stanford-trained surgeon discusses her research and personal experiences with gender bias in her quest for equality in health care.

A Stanford-trained surgeon discusses her research and personal experiences with gender bias in her quest for equality in health care.

Inspired by his parents' experience as immigrants and his own volunteering at a homeless clinic, Stanford medical student Jimmy Zheng aspires to care for the marginalized.

Inspired by his parents' experience as immigrants and his own volunteering at a homeless clinic, Stanford medical student Jimmy Zheng aspires to care for the marginalized.

Medical terminology standardizes the language physicians use, but it can created distance with patients, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

Medical terminology standardizes the language physicians use, but it can created distance with patients, writes Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed.

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When he can't find time to fix the main light in his apartment, Stanford MD/PhD student Tim Keyes reconsiders the meaning of work-life balance.

When he can't find time to fix the main light in his apartment, Stanford MD/PhD student Tim Keyes reconsiders the meaning of work-life balance.

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As a child, Isabelle Yi received treatment at Stanford for a neurological disorder. She returned as a nurse to care for patients with similar conditions.

As a child, Isabelle Yi received treatment at Stanford for a neurological disorder. She returned as a nurse to care for patients with similar conditions.

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Ethical and legal issues accompany the potential benefits of using computer vision-based ambient intelligence in health care.

Ethical and legal issues accompany the potential benefits of using computer vision-based ambient intelligence in health care.

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In the Spotlight: Daniel José Navarrete is living his dream of becoming a scientist in the same Stanford labs where his grandfather worked as a janitor.

In the Spotlight: Daniel José Navarrete is living his dream of becoming a scientist in the same Stanford labs where his grandfather worked as a janitor.

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Former and current Stanford medical students recommends several nonfiction books — as well as authors —that present science through a humanistic lens.

Former and current Stanford medical students recommends several nonfiction books — as well as authors —that present science through a humanistic lens.

Stanford psychiatrist Shaili Jain chose to focus on trauma survivors after learning what happened to her father and grandparents in the 1940s.

Stanford psychiatrist Shaili Jain chose to focus on trauma survivors after learning what happened to her father and grandparents in the 1940s.

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Stanford physicians have developed ways to better prepare patients physically and mentally for surgery, helping them to feel less pain during recovery.

Stanford physicians have developed ways to better prepare patients physically and mentally for surgery, helping them to feel less pain during recovery.

Mr. X’s fingers were dying, and several were already dead, casualties of a vascular disease. It would help if the patient quit smoking. He politely refused.

Mr. X’s fingers were dying, and several were already dead, casualties of a vascular disease. It would help if the patient quit smoking. He politely refused.