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Researchers have identified the mechanisms of scar formation in skin and demonstrated in mice a way to make wounds heal with normal skin instead of scar tissue.

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Stanford Medicine strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.

A study on the efficacy of face masks against COVID-19 published in the November 2020 issue of the journal Medical Hypotheses is not a “Stanford study.” The author’s affiliation is inaccurately attributed to Stanford, and we have requested a correction. The author, Baruch Vainshelboim, had no affiliation with the VA Palo Alto Health System or Stanford at the time of publication and has not had any affiliation since 2016, when his one-year term as a visiting scholar on matters unrelated to this paper ended. 

A study has shown that undergoing an epidural during birth is not associated with a higher rate of later autism diagnosis.

The medical community has long seen the value of music in wellness, and its close link to mental and physical health.

A COVID-19 patient’s late-night conversation with his Stanford doctor about life and his love of music rekindled his spirit to fight the disease.