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Stanford Health Care

MAY 2021

Closing the gap

Racial inequity in medicine and initiatives to close gaps in care take focus in this issue of the Stanford Medicine Magazine.

Childbirth’s unequal burden
Medicare’s architect forced hospital desegregation
How considering race sabotages care

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Investigating the origins of coronavirus

In a letter published to the academic journal Science earlier this month, 18 scientists stated that it remains unclear how SARS-CoV-2 emerged. One of them, Stanford Medicine’s David Relman, MD, explains what is unknown, what we may learn, and what is at stake.

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Computer-brain interface turns thoughts into text

A man paralyzed from the neck down has written sentences using a brain–computer interface that turns imagined handwriting into typed words. His mind-writing rivals the speed of his able-bodied peers texting on a smartphone.

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Newly identified blood markers predict due date

Three weeks before delivery, a pregnant woman’s body enters a pre-labor phase marked by changes in blood chemistry. These findings lay the groundwork for a blood test that could narrow delivery windows by half, helping families and medical teams plan.

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Document your preferences for future medical care. An advanced care plan is a gift to loved ones who may struggle to make decisions for you in the event you are unable to speak for yourself.

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COVID-19 Therapy

If you recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for complications, you may qualify for monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy.

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Prevent Stroke

Cardiovascular fitness is a controllable risk factor for stroke. Start improving yours with lifestyle changes and medical treatment.

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