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Edited by the school’s staff writers, SCOPE covers medical news with a slightly academic angle, laced with a b [Read More]

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A look at move day at the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Congratulations to our friends at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford: The new hospital is officially open. Last weekend, 91 patients — including 9-month-old Nolan Murphy, shown here with his dad — were safely transferred to the newly renovat...
Standford Scope Blog
Friday, December 15, 2017

Baby's heart defect risk linked to mom's early-pregnancy blood sugar levels
For decades, physicians have known that pregnant women with diabetes face a higher risk than non-diabetic women of giving birth to a baby with a congenital heart defect. And yet most babies born with heart defects do not have a mother with diabetes. ...
Standford Scope Blog
Friday, December 15, 2017

How to help combat mental illness
Those who have been personally affected by mental illness are often motivated, even driven, to do something to help lessen the suffering of others. But short of joining a research lab or pursuing an advanced degree, is there anything that can be done...
Standford Scope Blog
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Few California pharmacists prescribe birth control, a study finds
It takes time and money to visit the doctor's office to get birth control. This is particularly an issue for low-income women, those who live in rural areas and teenagers who feel uncomfortable seeing their family doctor. So four states — California,...
Standford Scope Blog
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Breaking down diabetes: Top priorities for patients and their doctors
Thirty million Americans have diabetes, a disease where the body loses its ability to remove enough sugar from the bloodstream, spurring harmful inflammation systemwide. While it's better to prevent diabetes from developing, there are many strategies...
Standford Scope Blog
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stars of Stanford Medicine: Expanding the reach of emergency medicine
Emergency medicine physician Peter Acker, MD, was drawn to Stanford by a fellowship program in international emergency medicine program. He arrived in 2013, but his interest in science is older, driven by his early efforts to uncover a "tangible trut...
Standford Scope Blog
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Healthy holidays: Strategies to help enjoy celebratory foods
Splashes of color, festive shapes and sprinkles make holiday food some of the most exciting nosh we'll have all year. With all of these appealing culinary creations at our fingertips, it's tempting to want to try them all, but what's the best way to ...
Standford Scope Blog
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"A very hopeful job"- saving the sickest kids with a new leukemia therapy
As a parent, some stories are more difficult to write than others. My recent Stanford Medicine magazine article about kids with leukemia is an example. Hearing about children with life-threatening illnesses and the doctors who battle to save them is ...
Standford Scope Blog
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pass/fail, but should we still stress?
Greetings from the library. I'm writing to you through caffeine jitters, wrapped in a scarf that doubles as a blanket. I've marked my territory with my things: several Apple products, remnants of oatmeal in a mason jar, a sketchbook exhibiting my bes...
Standford Scope Blog
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Drug blocks Zika and other deadly viruses in cells cultures, Stanford researchers find
A team of Stanford researchers is developing approaches to thwart a family of deadly viruses called flaviviruses, by targeting the human cells that host these invading pathogens. Flaviviruses include the dengue-fever, yellow-fever, West Nile and Zika...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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