Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Oct. 12, 2015
Vol. 7, No. 18
Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic

Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic

Sleep deprivation increases the likelihood teens will suffer myriad negative consequences, including an inability to concentrate, poor grades, drowsy-driving incidents, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and even suicide attempts.

 
 
Enzyme malfunction may be why binge drinking can lead to alcoholism
 

Enzyme malfunction may be why binge drinking can lead to alcoholism

A new study in mice shows that restoring the synthesis of a key brain chemical tied to inhibiting addictive behavior may help prevent alcohol cravings following binge drinking.

 
Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby's heart-defect risk
 

Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby's heart-defect risk

Congenital heart defects are correlated with moderate elevation of the mother’s blood sugar during pregnancy, even if she’s not diabetic, according to a new study.

 
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on why a healthy childhood matters
 

Stanford Medicine magazine reports on why a healthy childhood matters

The fall issue traces the lasting repercussions of early trauma and disease. Also included is an interview with former President Jimmy Carter on global discrimination against women and girls.

 
5 Questions: Kathryn McDonald on need to learn from diagnostic errors
 

5 Questions: Kathryn McDonald on need to learn from diagnostic errors

A landmark Institute of Medicine report has found that despite dramatic improvements in patient safety over the last 15 years, diagnostic errors have been the critical blind spot of health-care providers.

 
Children's hospital to tap sustainable water practices
 

Children's hospital to tap sustainable water practices

Architects, designers and planners for the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are working to significantly reduce water consumption.

 
Seven scientists awarded grants for high-risk, high-return research
 

Seven scientists awarded grants for high-risk, high-return research

The awards are designed to encourage scientists to pursue creative research projects with the potential of leading to big improvements in health care.

 
New center looks to define concussion

New center looks to define concussion

The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center was established last year to define objective criteria for diagnosing concussions, and to treat adults and children based on the physical response of the brain.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Helen Blau, James Chang, Stephen Montgomery and more.


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