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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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8 Most-Read Stories of 2019

Communication mistakes, job-stealing robots, and career-gap explanations captured reader attention this year.
December 6, 2019
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Gift List: 10 Books to Share for the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors recommend the books they’re most likely to give as presents over this year’s holiday season.
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Water Instead of Soda: Marketing Good Nutrition to Kids

How marketers are using the power of persuasion to combat childhood obesity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 29, 2019
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A Prognosis for Primary Care

With outpatient treatment on the rise, could better teamwork guard against error — and the accompanying malpractice suits?
March 19, 2019
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Finding a Low-Cost Treatment for Clubfoot

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld’s journey from online retail to academia to a healthcare nonprofit has paid off in ways that can’t be measured.