Competition keeps health-care costs low, researchers find
Physician practices in areas with low competition charge more for office visits than practices in areas with high competition.
For inmates, pricey hepatitis C drug could make financial sense
Despite its $7,000-per-week cost, sofosbuvir provides better value than other current treatments for prisoners with hepatitis C, according to Stanford researchers.
Antibiotics may help Salmonella spread in infected animals, scientists learn
Salmonella-infected mice that were given antibiotics became sicker and began shedding far more bacteria in their feces than they had before.
Fall issue of Stanford Medicine reports on the immune system's balancing act
The new issue includes “Balancing act: The immune system,” a series of articles on how the immune system protects us and what happens when it becomes overzealous.
Cardiology researcher and mentor Edwin Alderman dies at 76
Over four decades at Stanford, Edwin Alderman trained hundreds of future cardiologists and led groundbreaking clinical trials. But he always made patients a priority.
Raymond Hintz, founder of Stanford’s pediatric endocrinology division, dies at 75
Raymond Hintz was a pioneering researcher on human growth, and a clinician noted for his dedication to young patients.
Drug may prevent development of invasive bladder cancer, researchers say
A drug that activates targets of the hedgehog signaling pathway, which is lost when bladder cancer invades, could prevent the progression of the disease in humans. Clinical trials are planned.
Flu vaccine clinical trials seek participants, especially kids
Stanford researchers are seeking participants for clinical trials examining the immune system’s response to a flu vaccine. All participants will receive currently approved flu vaccines.
Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens, study finds
Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing two family-based treatments for the eating disorder.
Immune activity shortly after surgery holds big clue to recovery rate, Stanford team finds
Activity inside a set of immune cells soon after surgery has been tied to the rate at which patients recover afterward.
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