Stanford Health Care
02/20/2017 at 03:11. Facebook
For teens with chronic pain, pain catastrophizing can be a major issue. Teens may ruminate on symptoms, over-exaggerate the severity of symptoms, and express a sense of dread and helplessness related to their pain. Stanford pain psychologists are working to find new ways to support and treat teens suffering from chronic pain.

Pain Catastrophizing: A Serious Problem for Teenagers With Chronic Pain
Stanford Health Care
02/17/2017 at 23:45. Facebook
They come with catchy names like Smurf Cake and Unicorn puke, and in flavors that kids love like bubble gum and strawberry. But e-cigarettes are not safe. And they are exposing a whole new generation of young kids to nicotine addiction. [ Link ]

What You Need To Know About E-cigarettes | Scope Blog
Stanford Health Care
02/17/2017 at 17:05. Facebook
A new 1 cent “lab on a chip” developed at Stanford with help from an ordinary ink jet printer has the potential to bring early diagnosis of diseases such as cancer, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV to developing countries. [ Link ]

Scientists develop ‘lab on a chip’ that costs 1 cent to make
Stanford Health Care
02/16/2017 at 23:50. Facebook
Using new simulation software that maps blood flow, heart surgeons can try different treatment options and better predict what will happen during surgery, before they get to the OR. [ Link ]

Can we simulate blood flows to improve heart surgery?
Stanford Health Care
02/16/2017 at 19:55. Facebook
Can your smart phone double as your therapist? A growing number of tech startups are using technology to help treat eating disorders and other mental health issues.
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The Mental Health Hack
Stanford Health Care
02/15/2017 at 23:01. Facebook
Doctors often fail to recommend genetic testing for breast cancer patients at high risk for ovarian and other cancers. Improving access to genetic counseling about the testing process and results is a key priority. [ Link ]

Physicians fail to recommend genetic testing to many high-risk breast...
Stanford Health Care
02/15/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
The future of the country's health care system remains uncertain, and many are curious about the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Stanford Health Care President & CEO David Entwistle weighs in on how an ACA repeal could impact medical innovation and human health. [ Link ]

The Stakes Are Too High for Hasty Affordable Care Act Repeal
Stanford Health Care
02/15/2017 at 01:57. Facebook
Flowers may be popular on Valentine’s Day, but they’re a big hit among Stanford Hospital patients - and those who deliver them - all year round. “When patients smile, it makes their families and friends smile, and it makes me smile,” says a volunteer of Random Acts of Flowers Silicon Valley, which delivers recycled bouquets to patients at and other Bay Area hospitals....
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02/14/2017 at 18:20. Facebook
Happy Valentine's Day! The data is in: people with strong relationships live longer and enjoy a better quality of life. Love and life go hand in hand. [ Link ]
Stanford Health Care
02/14/2017 at 02:40. Facebook
The way your pee smells can tell a lot about your health. [ Link ]

Reasons Your Pee Smells Funny | Reader's Digest
Stanford Health Care
02/13/2017 at 22:33. Facebook
Looking for a Valentine? Our friends at Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford are collecting Valentine's Day wishes for their little patients today; fill out an e-card, and the hospital will deliver the greetings tomorrow. [ Link ]
Stanford Health Care
02/13/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
College athletes who practice outdoors are at greater risk for developing skin cancer and melanoma. Sunsport, a screening program developed by Stanford, helps improve early detection of skin abnormalities in athletes. [ Link ]

Film highlights former Cal quarterback's battle with melanoma
In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, here's a look at a few who inspire us.
Fifteen members of the Stanford School of Medicine faculty were named to the Chan Zuckerburg Biohub, a $600 million endeavor to invent the future of medicine. [ Link ]

15 School of Medicine researchers named CZ Biohub investigators
A new brain mapping technique developed at Stanford reveals the workings of the neural circuits associated with Parkinson’s tremors. The hope is that this discovery will help improve treatments for Parkinson’s by providing a more precise understanding of how neurons work to control motion. [ Link ]

A new brain mapping technique reveals circuitry of Parkinson’s disease...
Because doctors are trained to save and extend lives, most find it difficult to talk with patients about end of life care. The Stanford Letter Project gives patients a simple tool they can use to write about what matters most to them at the end of life. [ Link ]

Letter | Letter Project | Stanford Medicine
Stanford stem cell scientists now have the ability to discover gene mutations that may be at work in causing autoimmune disease. Their success in treating a 10-year old girl with a rare blood disorder has inspired the creation of a new clinic to bring targeted therapies to kids with inherited immune diseases. [ Link ]

“Lifting The Hood” On Rare Immune Diseases Can Help Patients Get The...
Small sheets of pink, healthy skin grown in a lab in Palo Alto are bringing hope to patients with a severe, painful skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa. This project is one of a number of therapies being developed at Stanford's new Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine. [ Link ]

Stanford team is growing healthy skin for ill patients
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Research shows that embracing life’s difficulties actually improves well-being. [ Link ]

Embracing Hardship: A Surprising Secret To Happiness | Scope Blog