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Jan. 14, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 1
Physician-scientist navigates own health challenges to reach heights of 25-year career

Physician-scientist navigates own health challenges to reach heights of 25-year career

Eric Sibley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just as his career in pediatric gastroenterology was taking off. But in his unique circumstances, he unlocked his potential as an academic advisor and role model.

 
 
Early physical therapy can reduce risk, amount of long-term opioid use
 

Early physical therapy can reduce risk, amount of long-term opioid use

Physical therapy within three months of a musculoskeletal pain diagnosis reduced patients’ risk of long-term opioid use by about 10 percent, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and Duke.

 
Strength in weakness: Fragile DNA regions key to vertebrate evolution
 

Strength in weakness: Fragile DNA regions key to vertebrate evolution

DNA regions susceptible to breakage and loss are genetic hot spots for important evolutionary changes, according to Stanford study. The findings may lead to new understanding of human evolution.

 
Stanford Children’s Health to more than double number of telehealth appointments in 2019
 

Stanford Children’s Health to more than double number of telehealth appointments in 2019

Digital health technology is helping Stanford Children’s Health offer patients and their families better access to Stanford Medicine pediatric experts.

 
Researchers create wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor
 

Researchers create wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor

Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, Stanford engineers and medical researchers have built a device to wirelessly monitor blood flow after surgery.

 
Researchers aim to develop radiation therapy with short exposure times
 

Researchers aim to develop radiation therapy with short exposure times

SLAC and Stanford researchers have secured funding for two projects that share one goal: to reduce the side effects of radiation therapy by vastly shrinking the length of a typical session.

 
Health care democratization underway, according to 2nd annual Stanford Medicine Health Trends Report

Health care democratization underway, according to 2nd annual Stanford Medicine Health Trends Report

The report finds a rapid increase in the volume and utility of health-related data, creating an opportunity to democratize health care.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Matias Bruzoni, Peter Kim, Sherry Wren and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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