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01/20/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
Many of us build up a sleep debt during the week and try to make up for lost hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Turns out, there's a science to this » [ Link ]

The Right Way to Sleep In
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01/19/2017 at 21:10. Facebook
In recent years, many prominent scientists, journalists and diet gurus have been sounding the alarm that our decades-long obsession with choosing carbs over fat is only making America more unhealthy, and that the government has overplayed the role of dietary fat in heart disease and obesity, among other chronic illnesses. Like almost everything in nutrition science, the issues are far from...
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Fat finds favor on U.S. tables again
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01/19/2017 at 00:01. Facebook
There's a difference between a service dog, a therapy dog, and an emotional support animal. Stanford psychiatry resident Jessica Gold explores whether these animals are medically necessary » [ Link ]

Emotional Support Animals: From Skeptical Prescriber To True Believer
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01/18/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake -- it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that's linked to heart disease risk factors, a new Stanford study suggests. » [ Link ]

Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?
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01/18/2017 at 00:20. Facebook
Vaginal discharge can tell you some crucial things about your health, such as when you’re most likely to conceive or if you’ve contracted an STD. You just need to know how to read it. Here's a guide to whats normal, and what's worth getting checked out » [ Link ]

10 Things You Might See In Your Underwear & What They Mean
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01/17/2017 at 17:25. Facebook
Consumer wearables—a market expected to reach $34 billion by 2020—have the potential to move from tracking simple metrics like steps and heart rates to providing actionable health information. New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible...
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Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick
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01/16/2017 at 18:10. Facebook
At Stanford University in 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "There is always a right time to do right." His words ring true today. #MLKDay
One year ago today, New York Times bestseller "When Breath Becomes Air" came out. This book was written by Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, who died of terminal lung cancer at the age of 37. The memoir is a masterpiece that 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,...
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When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD
Why making New Year's "Intentions" may be more effective than New Year's Resolutions » [ Link ]

26 Health Resolutions Doctors Want You to Keep in 2017
People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to cope. » [ Link ]

7 Psychiatrist-Backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety
It's time to rethink how we pursue biomedical research and drug development, says Stanford Medicine Nobel prize winner Thomas Sudhof, MD. This shift is especially pressing for diseases of the brain, such as autism and Alzheimer’s disease, which are becoming increasingly important for our society but lack effective treatments. » [ Link ]

Too many medical trials are moonshots in the dark
For patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, little progress in the way of treatment has been made for decades. This is changing, and progress is now being made at an accelerated rate, says Stanford's Frank Longo, MD. » [ Link ]

Brain research enters 'golden era' at Stanford
Abraham came to Stanford Hospital last August in need of a heart transplant. He was 17 at the time, and very sick with heart failure, but he maintained a remarkably positive attitude while he waited for the right heart to come his way. Abraham won the hearts of his nursing team. He learned every person’s name and greeted each person with a smile. Abraham could be seen shooting hoops from his...
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“We need to come together and see chronic pain in its entirety as something that affects the whole person,” said Dr. Sean Mackey, chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford Health Care. » [ Link ]

Beyond pills and shots: Pain patients seek other options - The Boston Globe
On this day in history, Norman E. Shumway, MD, PhD, performed the first successful human heart transplant in the United States on January 6, 1968 at #Stanford. Years later, Shumway said: "We put in the heart and nothing happened. There were slow waves on the EKG and then the heart began beating stronger and then exuberance. . . . We knew we would be okay."

Instagram photo by Stanford Health Care • Jan 6, 2017 at 5:53pm UTC
Very few women ever think about the role that the uterus plays in their sex lives and, surprisingly, it can be a big one. » [ Link ]

How Does Your Uterus Affect Your Sex Life?
Every nutrition bar claims it has the best ingredients and is the best for you. Here's what to look for when you go to grab a protein bar. » [ Link ]

What you should know before grabbing a protein bar, according to health experts
Congratulations to Stanford Health Care nurses for achieving the highest national honor for nursing excellence. » [ Link ]