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Young guys on skateboards and an older man on a bike
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.

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Elizabeth Holmes
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.

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Riders for Health on motorbikes
September 19, 2013
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A Team of Researchers Explores Health Care Delivery in Africa

Can well-managed fleets of vehicles increase health worker productivity?

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Woman holding a CT scan showing her missing left lung
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.
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Latest Stories in Health Care

June 7, 2013
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Companies Emphasize the Environment Over Employees

A professor of organizational behavior argues that “human sustainability” may pay off too.
June 3, 2013
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Ian Kazi Shakil: Building a Business from Google Glass

The cofounder of health IT company Augmedix believes in building relationships, seizing the moment, and turning big business on its ear.
May 20, 2013
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David and Stephanie Dodson: Making Nutrition Their Business

Project Healthy Children works with governments and manufacturers to bring fortified foods to people at risk.
April 30, 2013
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Yan Chow: Taking Health Care Technology for a Test-Drive

A physician-turned-administrator at Kaiser Permanente discusses cost-effective innovations that improve care.
March 4, 2013
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The Tough Math Behind Humanitarian Aid

A new study finds that a different approach to food-relief efforts in the developing world could save more lives.
March 1, 2013
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An Entrepreneur Attempts to Reinvent Anesthesia

How a New York-based company is trying to make surgery in the developing world a lot easier.
January 7, 2013
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Researchers: A New Tax Plan for Saving Our Health Care Dollars

A group of top health care economists propose a system that eliminates incentives to spend more at every turn.
July 24, 2012
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Health Care: The Benefits of Human-centric Design

Stanford GSB students explore simple, low-cost modifications to existing processes that reduce costs while improving outcomes
May 25, 2012
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How Technology Can Improve Health Care

Abbott's John Capek discusses health care device regulation, transparency, and the critical relationship between physicians and their patients.