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Feb. 25, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 4
More primary care physicians leads to longer life spans

More primary care physicians leads to longer life spans

Life expectancy grows when there are more primary care physicians in the field, yet their numbers are shrinking as medical students saddled with debt turn to more lucrative fields, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford and Harvard.

 
 
Modest decrease seen in burnout among physicians, researchers say
 

Modest decrease seen in burnout among physicians, researchers say

A national epidemic of physician burnout showed signs of improvement in 2017, according to researchers at Stanford, the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association.

 
U.S. opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years; epidemic shifts to eastern states
 

U.S. opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years; epidemic shifts to eastern states

The opioid epidemic is no longer concentrated among whites in Appalachian and Midwestern states, according to a new study from Stanford, Harvard and the University of Toronto.

 
Computer vs. patient: Fighting for residents’ attention
 

Computer vs. patient: Fighting for residents’ attention

Stanford researchers found that medical trainees spent an average of 5.38 hours — or nearly half of a 12-hour work day — in front of a screen.

 
Rare pulmonary defect prompts parents’ nationwide search for answers
 

Rare pulmonary defect prompts parents’ nationwide search for answers

With no blood flow to his right lung, infant Carter Johnson was diagnosed with a rare condition called absent right pulmonary artery. His parents turned to Stanford Children’s Health for help.

 
Failure to take statins leads to higher mortality rates
 

Failure to take statins leads to higher mortality rates

Patients who took statins less than 70 percent of the time had a 20 percent increase in mortality compared with those taking them at least 90 percent of the time, a Stanford study found.

 
Superstar
 

Superstar

A recent high school graduate works with Stanford mentors to create AI software to assess surgical skills.

 
The connected patient

The connected patient

A variety of digital tools and technologies will be available to help patients at the new Stanford Hospital.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Karl Deisseroth, Teresa Nicolson, Corinna Zygourakis 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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