Spring 2006

Volume 23 Number 1

Special report:
Generation grasp

Two worlds, two futures

When it comes to reaping health-care benefits, the walking, talking and voting grandparents beat the babies, hands down. >> Read Story

The oasis

Better not take today’s children’s hospitals for granted. >> Read Story

The fallout of survival

They’ve made it to adulthood, but they’re not home free. Survival can come at a price. >> Read Story

Denying death

A baby-killing disease meets its match in Ching Wang. He wants to conquer spinal muscular atrophy, the leading genetic cause of death of children under the age of 2. >> Read Story

The unhealthiest place on the planet for children

While child deaths have declined throughout the world, sub-Saharan Africa remains the exception. A visit to the region could change your life. >> Read Story

Katrina at the doorstep

For three days, Children’s Hospital New Orleans struggled to stay open. >> Read Story


More Stanford Medicine

Letter from the Dean

Letters to the editor

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

Ask the bioethicist: How old do you have to be to make your own health-care decisions?

Science: Here's the skinny – Researchers discover a new hormone that surpresses appetite

In brief: Flu fighters – Their weapon? A new kind of vaccine

The backstory: What a long, strange trip it's been – An insider's take on the Women's Health Initiative


Stanford Med Alumni Update

Letter from SUMCAA President

Susan Knox, MD, '85
President, Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association

A look at the activities on tap for 2006. >> Read Letter

Alumni profile: Njoroge Mungai

The Kenyan statesman with a Stanford MD says his nation's prognosis is excellent. >> Read Story

Class Notes

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