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  1. David Chan on the 'black box' of rising costs, inconsistent careRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Stanford

    A physician and economist, Chan aims to shed light on why costs and patient outcomes can vary widely, even from one hospital to the next in the same city. Few people understand the high costs of medical services in the United States better than David Chan , MD, PhD, a practicing physician and economist specializing in health care.

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  2. Roeland Nusse wins $3 million Breakthrough PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Stanford

    The developmental biologist was honored for helping to decode how Wnt signaling proteins affect embryonic development, cancer and the activity of tissue-specific adult stem cells that repair damage after injury or disease. Roeland Nusse was awarded the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for his contributions to the understanding a signaling molecule called Wnt.

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  3. The state of mental health services in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Stanford

    In 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, also known as the Mental Health Services Act , which was designed to expand and transform the state's county mental health service systems. This legislation has helped the development of many programs geared towards improving health access, providing housing for homeless individuals and reducing mental health stigma.

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  4. How physicians are fueling the opioid epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | Stanford

    Stanford psychiatrist and addiction researcher Anna Lembke , MD, has had more than 20 years of experience working with patients who are misusing or addicted to prescription drugs. Using anecdotes and personal stories from her clinical work, she's written her first book, Drug Dealer, MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop.

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  5. Pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine expert Nanci Yuan dies at 47Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Stanford

    Yuan led the development of the Pediatric Sleep Center at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and advanced care for children whose breathing was impaired by severe muscular disease. Nanci Yuan, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatric pulmonary medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine , died July 1 of colon cancer in Santa Clara, California.

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  6. Microbes, maternal-infant health and ZikaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Stanford

    Desiree LaBeaud , MD, is a Stanford pediatrician and infectious disease researcher who has dedicated her efforts to better understanding the risk factors and long-term health consequences of arboviral infections. Among the diseases she focuses on is Zika.

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  7. infectious disease expert Yvonne Maldonado, MD, on the Zika virusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Stanford

    The Zika virus has now been reported in 23 countries and territories in the Americas. Here in the United States, there have been about 50 cases of the virus in people who have traveled to infected areas and returned to the U.S. So far, there are no indications that Zika has been transmitted by mosquitoes within the continental U.S. The virus is not deadly but is known to cause birth defects, and in Brazil it has been connected to an increase in neurological disorders and microcephaly - in which infants are born with unusually small heads and incomplete brain development.

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  8. "Into the Magic Shop" with neurosurgeon Jim DotyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | Stanford

    When he was 12 years old, Jim Doty met an unusual woman named Ruth in a magic shop in Lancaster, CA - the town where he grew up. She would become a central figure in his life and teach him a series of exercises to ease his childhood angst and envision a world of possibilities.

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  9. When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MDRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Stanford

    When Breath Becomes Air was written by Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi , who died of terminal lung cancer at the age of 37. The memoir chronicles his last months of life and his thoughts on mortality and confronting an early death. In this podcast, Paul's wife, Stanford physician Lucy Kalanithi , MD, talks about the words that Paul left behind, their decision together to have their daughter, Cady, and what life is like since Paul died last spring.

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  10. Symposium on teaching bedside medicine set for Aug. 27-28Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 | Stanford

    The two-day event is designed to help early and mid-career physicians who teach clinical skills become better teachers of bedside medicine. The two-day event, scheduled for Aug. 27-28, is designed for early and mid-career physicians who teach clinical skills.

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  11. Study ties recently discovered immune cell to diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 29, 2016 | Stanford

    Deficits in a recently discovered immune cell's function may trigger a rare age-related auto-inflammatory disease - and perhaps far more common ones, too. Cornelia Weyand and her colleagues found that regulatory T cells become less focused in their ability to fight inflammation as we age.

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  12. Health Care names David Entwistle President & CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Stanford

    David Entwistle has served as the chief executive officer at the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics since 2007. He will begin at Stanford on July 5. Stanford Health Care announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed David Entwistle as President & CEO, effective July 5. Currently chief executive officer at University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics , Entwistle will succeed Mariann Byerwalter , who has served as Interim President & CEO since January.

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  13. Medicine to join new Parker Institute for Cancer ImmunotherapyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Stanford

    Crystal Mackall will lead a cancer immunotherapy center at Stanford that is being launched with an initial $10 million grant from the Parker Foundation. A center is being created at Stanford Medicine as part of the new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, a multi-institution effort established with a $250 million grant from the Parker Foundation .

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  14. New compounds have potential to combat Lyme diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Stanford

    Researchers have discovered drugs with the potential to eliminate the Lyme disease-causing bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi at the onset of infection. When physicians diagnose Lyme disease, they usually prescribe standard antibiotics - and for many patients, that's enough.

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  15. Changes in human reproduction raise legal, ethical issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Stanford

    The implications of emerging biotechnologies and what they mean for human reproduction and making babies raises legal, ethical and social issues, according to law professor Hank Greely. Hank Greely has written a book about the ethical and legal implications of emerging reproduction technologies.

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  16. Magnet-powered bone-lengthening device reduces pain, infection riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Stanford

    Andrew Hirsch, 18, who had more than an inch added to his femur, knows from experience the benefits of a new bone-lengthening device. Andrew Hirsch checks in with his surgeon, Scott Hoffinger, after using a new device to lengthen the bone in his upper leg.

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  17. plastic surgeon Lars Vistnes, a founding director of Interplast, dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Stanford

    Lars Vistnes, MD, who survived the World War II occupation of his hometown and home in Norway to become a nationally recognized pioneer in oculoplastic surgery at Stanford Medicine , died March 28 in San Francisco of an abdominal aneurysm. He was 88. Vistnes' professional colleagues remembered him for his surgical skills, teaching ability and organizational leadership; his family knew him as patient, gentle and good-natured, despite a years-long struggle against failing eyesight caused by glaucoma.

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  18. After rare procedure, woman can hear her heart beat in anotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Stanford

    Stanford Medicine surgeons performed an unusual transplantation in which one woman received a heart-lung transplant, while her existing heart was given to another patient. Heart-lung recipient Tammy Griffin listens to her old heart beating inside the chest of Linda Karr.

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  19. Resurrected drug effective against two human viruses in a lab dishRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | Stanford

    Stanford scientists found that a discarded drug helps human cells in a lab dish fight off two different viruses. Based on what they learned about how the drug works, it might also help fight the viruses that cause Ebola, dengue and Zika, among others.

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  20. Health Matters to address women's wellness, expand high school programRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Stanford

    Health Matters , a free community education event sponsored by Stanford Medicine on the latest advances in medicine and health, will take place on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. This year's event will feature three panels on women's health: one on heart health and stress reduction, another on women's cancers and a third on "skin and bones and sleep."

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