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A yoga enthusiast rests after a class at the Samalayuca dunes, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez
April 17, 2020
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Finding Mindfulness in Traumatic Times

Here’s a curated collection from the archives that offer self-care wisdom and helpful life lessons during a period of worldwide stress.

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Rashaad Gomez practices parkour in a park in New York. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
March 10, 2020
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How Exercise Recommendations Might Work against Us

When it comes to physical activity, how well we think we’re doing can influence how much we move and how we feel.

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Alt: Stanford GSB Professor Sara Singer speaking to camera with Stanford Hoover Tower in the background. Credit: Video by Mike Elwell
February 21, 2020
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The Quickest Way to Improve Health Care

Research shows prioritizing information-sharing between providers would save lives.

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Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, prepare material for medical consultations at an emergency COVID-19 center inside a gymnasium. Credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier
April 7, 2020
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What Makes Some Health Care Teams More Effective Than Others?

High-performing health care teams focus on functional and cultural change simultaneously, while low-performing teams focus on just one type of change.
Insights and faculty research on government: The influence of government on economics, creating and enforcing public policy, regulations, laws.

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Restaurant staff clean the floor after closing early afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 16, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Jeenah Moon
March 26, 2020
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Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.

Latest Stories in Health Care

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.
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.