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June 17, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

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In-womb exposure to chemotherapy appears safe for babies.
February 9, 2012 – 8:05 pm | No Comments
In-womb exposure to chemotherapy appears safe for babies.

In-womb exposure to chemotherapy appears safe for babies In the most recent issue of Stanford Medicine, my colleague tells the story of Minnie Narth, a young woman who learned she had an aggressive form of lymphoma while she was pregnant. As detailed in the piece, there was surprise when Narth and her husband were presented with treatment options: [...]

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Could pregnancy hormones be the key to rapid weight loss?
February 9, 2012 – 7:50 pm | No Comments
Could pregnancy hormones be the key to rapid weight loss?

Could pregnancy hormones be the key to rapid weight loss? As much as I would love to lose 20 pounds in six weeks, you won’t find me signing up for of one of the latest weight-loss fads called the “HCG diet.” The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin diet is one that requires that you inject yourself daily [...]

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Game on: Stanford develops new tool for teaching doctors to treat sepsis.
February 8, 2012 – 9:34 pm | No Comments
Game on: Stanford develops new tool for teaching doctors to treat sepsis.

Game on: Stanford develops new tool for teaching doctors to treat sepsis Jack was sinking fast, his vital signs registering alarming numbers. With every passing second, his doctor, Charles Prober, could see his patient being overwhelmed by sepsis, a deadly complication of infection that plagues hospitals worldwide. Stanford Hospital ICU chief Norman Rizk is a strong [...]

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Tiny wonders: Small World in Motion competition winners bring microscopic activity to life
February 8, 2012 – 8:58 pm | No Comments
Tiny wonders: Small World in Motion competition winners bring microscopic activity to life

Tiny wonders: Small World in Motion competition winners bring microscopic activity to life … … Time lapse movie of transport of mitochondria in nerve cells of transgenic zebrafish with nerve cell membranes labeled in green and mitochondria labeled in blue.  Yesterday, Nikon Instruments announced the winners of its inaugural Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition. From [...]

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New social network aims to help anxiety sufferers
February 8, 2012 – 8:09 pm | No Comments
New social network aims to help anxiety sufferers

New social network aims to help anxiety sufferers A new social network called AnxietySocialNet aims to help people suffering from anxiety disorders address their symptoms, find information and network with others. Founded by Salomon Ptasevich, a former anxiety sufferer, the site also hopes to attract friends and family members who may be watching a loved one struggle [...]

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How imaginary friends benefit children.
February 7, 2012 – 9:23 pm | No Comments
How imaginary friends benefit children.

How imaginary friends benefit children Since she was a toddler, my five-year-old has been utterly devoted to a mint-green stuffed hippo named, appropriately, Hippo. He/she (the toy’s gender remains undecided) has been a faithful companion to my daughter, accompanying her on vacations, snuggling up with her at naps and bedtime, and serving as a playmate when my [...]

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A call for a new way to classify gluten-related disorders
February 7, 2012 – 9:14 pm | No Comments
A call for a new way to classify gluten-related disorders

A call for a new way to classify gluten-related disorders After a lifelong battle with eczema, I went gluten-free about a year ago on the suggestion of a nutritionist – and my skin condition immediately cleared up. So I was interested to read a Wall Street Journal article on gluten and a panel of experts’ work to develop a new [...]

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Video: An in-depth (pun intended) look at two meals
February 7, 2012 – 8:59 pm | No Comments
Video: An in-depth (pun intended) look at two meals

Video: An in-depth (pun intended) look at two meals Here’s an interesting video from Stefani Bardin, a TEDxManhattan 2011 fellow, and Braden Kuo, MD, a gastroenterology instructor at Harvard. According to their description, the video uses “the M2A and SmartPill devices to look at how the human body responds to processed versus whole foods.” While I’m by no means [...]

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Students show off science projects at the White House
February 7, 2012 – 8:35 pm | No Comments
Students show off science projects at the White House

Students show off science projects at the White House Today, President Obama welcomed more than 100 students from across the country for the second annual White House Science Fair, an opportunity that gave the students a chance to show off their research projects. Angela Zhang, a local high school senior who took the top prize at the Siemens [...]

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A conversation with Stanford psychologist Fred Luskin on forgiveness and its health benefits
February 6, 2012 – 8:56 pm | No Comments
A conversation with Stanford psychologist Fred Luskin on forgiveness and its health benefits

A conversation with Stanford psychologist Fred Luskin on forgiveness and its health benefits Last month, we introduced a Scope feature that gives readers the opportunity to ask questions of our medical school faculty and researchers. Fred Luskin, PhD, a research associate at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and co-founder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, served as our first guest and [...]

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