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Roshni Mathew, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, discussed the race to inoculate as many people as possible against COVID-19 to prevent the emergence of variants that could increase disease rates.
The veteran executive brings three decades of experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion programs in education and technology.
About three weeks before delivery, a pregnant woman’s body shifts into a pre-labor phase characterized by changes in immune, hormonal and blood-clotting signals.
Women exposed to higher levels of nitrate in drinking water were more likely to deliver very early, according to a study of 1.4 million California births.
Stanford Medicine's free community event, which runs May 10-15, will include talks and Q&As that explore the latest advances in medicine, health and wellness.