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A Muslim girl and her mother are at the hospital. A male doctor is checking the girl's heartbeat. Credit: iStock/FatCamera
November 22, 2019
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Stanford Researchers Find No ‘Magnet Effect’ When States Extend Public Health Insurance to Immigrants

When states expand public health insurance to include low-income, legal immigrants, it does not lead to out-of-state immigrants moving in search of benefits.

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A nurse demonstrates putting on a second pair of protective gloves, Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar
July 12, 2019
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Why Hospitals Underreport the Number of Patients They Infect

The misclassification of hospital-acquired infections may be costing Medicare up to $200 million a year, a new study shows.

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An illustration of a capsule spilling out zeros and ones. Credit: Illustration by Tricia Seibold
June 28, 2019
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.

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Grace Wilsey receiving care at Stanford. Credit: Tom Hood
October 18, 2019
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Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
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Grace Wilsey. Credit: Tom Hood
October 18, 2019
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With Grace

In his quest to cure his daughter’s ultra-rare disease, Matt Wilsey might also be changing the way drugs are made.

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December 17, 2018
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What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.
December 3, 2018
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Here’s What You Should Read over the Holidays

Seven Stanford business professors recommend their favorite books.
November 20, 2018
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The Surprising Power of Small Data

More information isn’t necessarily better in health care — or business.
October 31, 2018
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Investing in China: It’s Still “the Wild, Wild West”

How an uncle’s battle with cancer helped Nisa Leung become one of Asia’s most successful VCs.
September 7, 2018
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The Power of Telling It Like It Is

In Panama, a new study finds that kids are more likely to drink healthier beverages if you speak the truth — subtly.
July 6, 2018
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Merck CEO: Expect Economic Inequality, Refuse Political Inequality

Kenneth Frazier talks free market, drug prices, and board diversity.
June 20, 2018
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How Dropouts Could Unravel Obamacare

Too many people are strategically dropping their health insurance after getting the care they need.
March 28, 2018
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The Case for a Danish-Style Safety Net

Businesses benefit when the government steps in to provide social benefits, a visiting scholar contends.
March 15, 2018
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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.
March 2, 2018
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Should We Stop Licensing Doctors and Lawyers?

A new study shows that professional certification requirements benefit providers more than consumers.