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Wildfires and school ventilation

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth of wildfires, California schools need to improve their air quality, according to Stanford pediatrician Lisa Patel.

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Genetics could explain why some people get severe COVID-19

Stanford Medicine researchers and others discovered 13 genetic signatures that are closely linked to an increased risk for severe COVID-19.

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Program improves resilience for parents of kids with autism

Learning techniques to build resilience lowers the stress and anxiety of raising a child with autism, Stanford researchers found.

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Contemplative practice helps us act in support of the common good

People who engaged in practices like mindful meditation complied longer with California’s Stay Home Order, a finding that suggests such practices have the potential to serve collective well-being.

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Immune system ‘clock’ predicts illness and mortality

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.

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Fermented-foods increase microbiome diversity and lower inflammation

School of Medicine researchers found that a diet high in fermented foods such as yogurt and kimchi boosts microbiome diversity and improves immune responses.

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Mindfulness training helps kids sleep better, Stanford Medicine study finds

Children who learned techniques such as deep breathing and yoga slept longer and better, even though the curriculum didn’t instruct them in improving sleep, a Stanford study has found.

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Paul Auerbach, wilderness-medicine pioneer, dies at 70

Paul Auerbach, a professor emeritus of emergency medicine at Stanford, led a life of inspiration, adventure and compassion, according to his colleagues.

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Stanford Health Care’s investment in the community increases during pandemic

During its 2020 fiscal year, Stanford Health Care donated $861 million in funds and services, much of it to help patients, health care workers and nonprofit organizations address pandemic-related needs.

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Firearm injuries in children, teens costly for U.S. health care system

The average cost of initial hospitalization to treat pediatric gun injuries is about $13,000 per patient and has risen in recent decades, a Stanford Medicine study found.

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