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December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.

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A man smokes a cigarette in a doorway in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. | Reuters/Brian Snyder
August 23, 2017
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Why Aren’t More Americans Ditching Their Cigarettes?

A Stanford study finds that people understand smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, but many underestimate those risks.

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A runner dressed in an inflatable Sumo costume takes part in a 5k. | Reuters/Toby Melville
July 20, 2017
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How Your Perception of Health May Extend Your Life

Stanford researchers found that U.S. adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active.

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August 31, 2017
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How Word Choice Can Cultivate Optimism and Improve Health

Using the right language during crises improves patients’ chances of recovery.
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December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.
August 31, 2017
Written

How Word Choice Can Cultivate Optimism and Improve Health

Using the right language during crises improves patients’ chances of recovery.
August 30, 2017
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How a Marketing Tool Can Help Cancer Patients Make Better Treatment Choices

Using consumer preferences and big data to analyze treatment options can create value for all.
August 23, 2017
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Why Aren’t More Americans Ditching Their Cigarettes?

A Stanford study finds that people understand smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, but many underestimate those risks.
July 31, 2017
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Jane Chen: Be Courageous Because You Will Fail

The CEO of Embrace Innovations explains the most important skill for a successful entrepreneur.
July 20, 2017
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How Your Perception of Health May Extend Your Life

Stanford researchers found that U.S. adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active.
May 16, 2017
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An Antidote for Health Care Reform Failure

To drive down the cost of health care insurance, we must redesign care delivery.
April 18, 2017
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How the Ticking Clock Kills

A new study reveals spikes in stress when employees are told to think of time as money.
March 13, 2017
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Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.
January 13, 2017
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Health Care After Obama: What Now?

Stanford’s Alain Enthoven cuts through the confusion and political rhetoric.