Inside job

Surgeons at work

Opening Up

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The evolving world of surgery

Healing Wounds

Sculpting bones

A technique that requires precision, artistry and, from the patient, true grit

In the Groove

Going under

Research into human consciousness has crossed from philosophy to neuroscience and medicine

Letter from the dean

On surgery’s frontier

It was an office visit nearly 20 years ago, yet I remember it as if it were yesterday. My patient was a 50-year-old man with a strange problem: Whenever he whistled or hummed loudly, objects seemed to him to move around “like on a clock face”

The backstory

Global eye

Gathering medical news from around the world


Upfront is a quick look at the latest developments from Stanford Medicine

Garbage strike

Faulty disposal of dead cells is at the root of an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases

Mysterious paralysis

Sofia Jarvis is among 16 children in California who have developed sudden-onset permanent paralysis similar to polio

Insult to injury

Have insurance, will get proper care? In this study of cases of severe injuries, those with insurance are more likely to get poor trauma care than those without

Samples’ side effects

When doctors with access to free samples do write prescriptions, they tend to be for more-expensive medications

Detection without radiation

A whole-body PET-CT scan exposes the patient to as much ionizing radiation as 700 chest X-rays. A new MRI method could be an alternative

The gene team

Stanford’s hospitals have launched a new testing service for their patients that deciphers their DNA

Other Issues

Stanford Medicine magazine is published three times a year, and each issue focuses on a specific topic.
Environmental Impact
Summer 2013

Environmental impact

The water you drink, the air you breathe, your neighborhood — in other words, your environment – can make or break your health.

Life Begins
Fall 2013

Life begins

Obstetricians have always wanted the ability to diagnose and treat the fetus. But in the past they lacked the necessary tools.

Mysteries of the heart
Spring 2014

Mysteries of the heart

But many experts believe better options are coming: They expect research on stem cells to bring about a revolution in care for heart disease patients.