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  • Among heart-disease patients in a study who received stents, the incidence of a major complication — death, heart attack, stroke or the need for a repeat procedure — was 10.6% after a year. Among bypass patients, the rate was 6.9%.

  • Experts: Public health system needs overhaul

    In the third installment of “The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19,” leaders and experts in government, academia, health care and business said the U.S. government must step up to build and coordinate a true, robust public health system.

  • COVID-19 vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds

    Answers to frequently asked questions as COVID-19 vaccinations roll out for children as young as 5.

  • $12 million for stem cell trial

    Stanford researcher Maria Grazia Roncarolo has been awarded $12 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for a trial aimed at improving the outcomes of stem cell transplants in children and young adults with blood cancers.

  • Stanford Medicine earns top Vizient ranking

    Vizient, an organization that promotes and measures improvement in health care performance, has ranked Stanford Medicine among the top academic medical centers in the United States.

  • Study: New depression treatment effective

    In a double-blind controlled study, high doses of magnetic brain stimulation, given on an accelerated timeline and individually targeted, caused remission in 79% of trial participants with severe depression.

  • Identifying new types of cancer cells

    EcoTyper is an algorithm that can sort out cell “ecotypes” — distinct multicellular communities — that exist in many different kinds of cancer.

  • Moderna protective in prison outbreak

    A Stanford study at a California prison found that although there were more breakthrough COVID-19 infections than before the emergence of the delta variant, vaccinated prison residents had few symptomatic cases.

  • New members of National Academy of Medicine

    Maximilian Diehn, Mary Hawn, Michelle Monje and Carla Pugh are among the 100 members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine.

  • Office of Child Health Equity launched

    Pediatrician Lisa Chamberlain will lead a new office that promotes pediatric health equity via research, community engagement and health policy.

  • New chair of otolaryngology

    Stankovic, a prominent hearing loss researcher and surgeon and former Harvard faculty member, takes the helm of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

  • With health equity, top-down answers won’t work

    In the second installment of “The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19,” leaders and experts from government, academia, health care and business said the road to health equity begins and ends in the underserved communities.