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June 5, 2015
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Daniel Kessler: The Anti-Competitive Risk of “Accountable Care”

Stanford researchers find that vertically integrated healthcare systems charge higher prices.

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June 16, 2015
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Alain Enthoven: How to Fix the Affordable Care Act

A Stanford scholar explains why we must break away from employer-sponsored insurance.

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 child sitting in a wheelchair at the Center for the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped in Yaounde, Cameroon
June 16, 2015
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Taking on the Challenges of Health Care in Africa

As the types of illnesses change throughout the continent, half the population still lacks adequate health services.

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A boy sits inside a tent after a deadly earthquake in Nepal on April 29, 2015. | Reuters/Adnan Abidi
May 5, 2015
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Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.
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Latest Stories in Health Care

April 16, 2015
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Edith Elliott: “Healthcare Is an Essential Human Right”

An entrepreneur discusses risk, honesty, and why the families she serves in India inspire her.
February 23, 2015
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Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.
February 11, 2015
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Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity explain that what we think about mental health, exercise, and financial stability is wrong.
February 4, 2015
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Elizabeth Holmes: “I Wasn’t Weighted by Influences That I Couldn’t Do It”

How a college dropout became the youngest self-made woman billionaire.
January 23, 2015
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Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she's learned as the leader of the world’s largest charitable organization.
December 15, 2014
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Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.
December 11, 2014
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Five Things You Should Know About Risk

From outer space to the boardroom, risk is all around us.
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.
September 18, 2014
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Uzma Khan: How Do Consumers Understand Risk?

A study shows just how poor we are at instinctively understanding probabilities.
May 5, 2014
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Mohsen Bayati: How Decision Software Can Improve Health Care

A scholar shows how data analysis can help lower patients’ risk of hospital readmission.