Gawande discusses problems of 'medicalized' mortality in the U.S.
The medical industry’s typical approach to end-of-life care is to trade quality of life in the short term for longer life in the future, but the trade-off isn’t always a good one, the author and surgeon said.
Fertility, reproductive health services now part of Stanford Children’s Health
"We are uniquely positioned to offer a really comprehensive approach to helping couples fulfill their desires for a family,” said Valerie Baker, medical director of fertility and reproductive health services.
Scientists discover gene's novel role in several types of cancers
Scientists have found a gene that inadvertently promotes cancer growth. Blocking its expression could help prevent the growth of many types of tumors.
Three Stanford alumni to be honored with Dean's Medal
The medal recognizes individuals whose scientific, medical, humanitarian or other contributions have significantly advanced the mission of Stanford Medicine.
Researchers measure concussion forces in greatest detail yet
Research led by David Camarillo could eventually lead to better concussion detection and prevention.
Research led by clinician educators accelerates advances in patient care
The expansion of patient-centered research is expected to accelerate the integration of improved treatments and care-delivery methods into the Stanford Health Care provider network.
‘Big Bang’ model of colon cancer identifies role time plays in tumor-growth dynamics
A new model describing how colon tumors grow emphasizes the importance of time and the early origin of differences within and among tumors.
Medical student’s startup uses Google Glass to improve patient-physician relationship
On a break from medical school, Pelu Tran makes Forbes list of 30-under-30 as a health-care entrepreneur.
Stanford scientists volunteer at major genomics exhibit now in San Jose
“Genomics: Unlocking Life’s Code” is at the Tech Museum of Innovation through April. Stanford volunteers will be available to answer questions.
Stanford researchers use big data to identify patients at risk of high-cholesterol disorder
Researchers use 'machine learning' to search electronic medical records for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease that causes high cholesterol.
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