Winter 2005

Volume 22 Number 1
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The ticking time bomb: Health care in America

OK, you say you want a revolution

By Michelle L. Brandt

Just how bad does the U.S. health-care system have to get before Americans step up to the plate and demand change? >> Read Story

Sidebar 1: U.S. health care's telling numbers

Sidebar 2: A walk through health-care reform history

Sidebar 3: Groups working on health-care reform

Are we having a crisis yet?

The president's pollster talks about health care and the American voter >> Read Story

Curing the crisis

Policy experts tell how they’d fix the U.S. health-care system >> Read Story

And now for something completely different

A message to President Bush from a co-architect of the Clinton health plan >> Read Story

Artless medicine

A physician’s view of a profession in crisis >> Read Story

Modern Medicare

Medicare’s boss says we’re right to be worried >> Read Story

What's up doc?

These days, doc doesn't always know >> Read Story


More Stanford Medicine

Letter from the Dean

’Scope: A quick look at the latest developments at Stanford University Medical Center

Ask the bioethicist: Final wish – Grappling with end-of-life issues

Update: Stem cell developments – Research set to take off in California

Short take: Small wonders – Babies with failing hearts get to grow up after all

Feature: The secret life of RNA – DNA’s helper is a powerbroker in its own right. Who knew?

The backstory: Talking with Anna Deavere Smith – Raising the curtain on diversity

In brief: Let's hear it for squeaky toys – Owl study shows that early learning forever changes the brain's structure


Stanford MD

Letter from SMAA President

Linda Hawes Clever, MD, '65
President, Stanford Medical Alumni Association

Changing and growing >> Read Letter

Alumni profile: Treating the tortured

Cynthia Willard launches a clinic for torture survivors in (of all places) Utah >> Read Story

Class Notes

Catch up on the latest news about your classmates >> Read Story