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Inside Stanford Medicine, 08/19/19

--Researchers building glove to treat symptoms of stroke

A glove being developed by Stanford researchers aims to treat symptoms of stroke through vibration. Postdoctoral scholar Caitlyn Seim is working with Maarten Lansberg, associate professor of neurology, and Allison Okamura, professor of mechanical engineering.


Scope, 08/14/19

--The health of your microbiome: A radio show

In a recent Stanford Radio show hosted by Russ Altman, Ami Bhatt, assistant professor of medicine and genetics, discussed the role of diet and lifestyle play in a healthy microbiome. Atlman is the Kenneth Fong Professor and a professor of bioengineering, of genetics, of medicine and of biomedical data science.


Scope, 08/14/19

--Demystifying Heart Failure: Understanding the different types

In this third installment of the Demystifying Heart Failure series, Min Joo Kim, graduate student, and Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, examine heart failure, explain two primary types of heart failure and introduce Mr. F, a heart failure patient.


Scope, 08/13/19

--Celebrating 10,000 posts! 

Stanford Medicine's blog Scope marked a major milestone today: its 10,000th post. A celebratory series featuring leading writers and physicians, including Abraham Verghese, the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, is planned. 


Scope, 08/08/19

--Demystifying Heart Failure: Clearing up misconceptions

In this second installment in the "Demystifying Heart Failure" series, graduate student Min Joo Kim, along with Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, clarify common myths about heart failure. Fatima Rodriguez, assistant professor of medicine, also contributed to the series. 


Scope, 08/05/19

--Discussing death: A palliative care specialist on the importance of talking about priorities

In the second installment of "Discussing death" series, Stephanie Harman, clinical associate professor of medicine, shares insights from the field of palliative care.


Scope, 08/01/19

--Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease

This post is the first in a series examining heart failure written by Min Joo Kim, graduate student, and Randall Stafford.


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