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A doctor in her office, working on her computer | iStock/sturti
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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A young woman holds an older woman’s hands | iStock/Xesal
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.
Insights and faculty research on government: The influence of government on economics, creating and enforcing public policy, regulations, laws.

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November 28, 2016
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Does Your Doctor Need an MBA?

Business training can help physicians navigate the complex and ever-changing logistics of health care.
November 16, 2016
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Why Doctors Can Be Good at Inventing But Bad for Innovation

A study shows why medical startups need top executives who are skilled at turning ideas into products.
November 15, 2016
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What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?
October 11, 2016
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Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.
July 29, 2016
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Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.
April 19, 2016
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A Solution to Exorbitant Health Care Spending?

Consumer-directed health plans were created to offer choice and control costs. One scholar examines their effectiveness.
March 7, 2016
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How Hospitals Avoid Penalties for Making Patients Sick

Lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records.
February 25, 2016
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How Work Stress Hits Minorities and Less Educated Workers the Hardest

Researchers analyze workplace health to find inequalities.
January 11, 2016
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How the World Bank President Plans to Eradicate Poverty by 2030

Jim Yong Kim talks about how audacious goals bring real change.
January 4, 2016
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How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.