Many people don’t know they have chronic kidney disease until it progresses. A new study by Stanford Medicine researchers finds that screening would increase life expectancy in a cost-effective way.
Osteoarthritis linked to allergic inflammation
A connection found between asthma, eczema and osteoarthritis indicates that drugs to treat allergic conditions could be used in future studies aimed at slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.
Stanford Medicine gives to the community
Stanford Medicine donated more than $950 million in funds and services during the 2022 fiscal year, focusing on access to health care, housing and nutrition.
Hemorrhage toolkit is cost-effective
A statewide quality-improvement project to treat excessive bleeding during childbirth averts $9 million annually in California’s health care costs, a Stanford Medicine-led study found.
Stanford Medicine on social determinants of health
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles about the ways nonmedical factors can help or hinder our health and presents initiatives to promote health equity.
‘Digital human’ helps reduce knee stress
A computer simulation that relates muscle activation patterns to harmful pressure on the knee helps participants adopt knee-protective strategies as they walk.
Marijuana can damage heart
Marijuana use and heart-attack risk were correlated in a large human study, Stanford scientists and their collaborators found. A molecule in soybeans may counteract these effects.
Insulin resistance increases depression risk
About 1 in 3 American adults has insulin resistance, a silent time bomb that doubles their risk for serious depression, Stanford scientists have learned.
When can you vaccinate your kids?
Stanford pediatricians helped conduct clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for children. Data from the study will be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for consideration.
Inflammatory-aging ‘clock’ predicts health
Scientists at Stanford and the Buck Institute have found a way to predict an individual’s immunological decline as well as the likelihood of incurring age-associated diseases and becoming frail.
Fermented foods reduce inflammatory markers
Stanford researchers discover that a 10-week diet high in fermented foods boosts microbiome diversity and improves immune responses.
COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection
A Stanford study finds that the mRNA vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, offer strong protection against the California variant of the coronavirus.
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