Health Care

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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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Doctors conduct a meeting around a conference table | iStock/Rawpixel
November 28, 2016
Written

Does Your Doctor Need an MBA?

Business training can help physicians navigate the complex and ever-changing logistics of health care.

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A man reads a health insurance form | Reuters/Brian Snyder
January 13, 2017
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Health Care After Obama: What Now?

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

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Vaccines on a tray at the hospital | Reuters/Nicky Loh
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.

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Doctors and medical staff at surgery. | Reuters/Michael Buholzer
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.

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Twelve wall clocks close together. | Reuters/Brian Snyder
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.
Insights and faculty research on government: The influence of government on economics, creating and enforcing public policy, regulations, laws.

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A surgeon at work | Reuters/Keith Bedford
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.

Latest Stories in Health Care

April 19, 2016
Written

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.
September 16, 2015
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Ai Chloe Chien: “I Never Wanted to Be an Entrepreneur”

Company founder targets diseases through cooking schools.
July 28, 2015
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Are Big Drug Companies Too Slow to Report Patient Deaths to the FDA?

A new analysis shows that some pharmaceutical companies may be dragging their feet on disclosing critical data.
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.
June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.
June 16, 2015
Written

Alain Enthoven: How to Fix the Affordable Care Act

A Stanford scholar explains why we must break away from employer-sponsored insurance.