The health of poor, older adults in the U.S. varies substantially across local geographic regions, Stanford researchers found.
Author: Beth Duff-Brown
Hepatitis C: All adults in U.S. — under 80 — should be tested
Hepatitis C has become so widespread that experts are calling on doctors to screen all adults 18 to 79, even those with no known risk factors or symptoms.
Multispecialty practices can cut costs among Medicare patients with chronic conditions
New Stanford research has found that larger practices with several specialities have the potential to reduce the cost of care for Medicare patients.
Near-universal screening for HIV recommended in the U.S.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends HIV screening for those aged 15-65 and increased use of PrEP, a pill that helps prevent infection.
Financial transparency may diminish trust in doctors, new study finds
A Stanford study has found that mandated public disclosure of physicians' financial ties may have diminished trust in all physicians.
Paid family leave and health: A personal story and the latest research
A new policy brief from Stanford researchers identifies the connection between paid family leave and infant and maternal health benefits.
Democracy tied to health improvements in developing countries, new research suggests
Free and fair elections and a democratic government are linked with decreases in adult mortality in developing countries, a new study has found.
Opioid epidemic makes eastern inroads and targets African-Americans
A new study has found that opioid-related deaths are highest on the East Coast and opioids are affecting an increasing number of African-Americans.
Primary care physicians associated with longevity, new research finds
New research has correlated the number of primary care physicians with population-level longevity. But, a shortage of primary care providers is forecast.
Rhode Island has regulations to curb the cost of health care — and they work
Rhode Island has instituted cost controls to limit the growth in health care spending. A Stanford analysis suggests they are effective.
Cholera and starvation in Yemen are preventable, Stanford pediatrician says
The civil war in Yemen has led to an cholera epidemic and widespread starvation. Both were preventable, Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise says.
NIH should fund the edgy science that may fail — or lead to the next great discovery, researchers say
A new analysis found that the National Institutes of Health is funding more conservative research projects, which does not promote great new discoveries, the authors argue.
Patients at high risk of HIV should take daily preventative drug, a task force recommends
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force encourages those who are at high risk of contracting HIV to take a daily pre-exposure drug.
With rising demand for insulin, half of those in need will lack access in 2030, new study suggests
Access and cost of insulin is affecting those who need it most, and without major improvements, millions will be without a treatment, a new study suggests.
Proposal to include the price of drugs in television ads is flawed, Stanford scholar writes
Including price information in TV advertisements may lead consumers to avoid care or may misrepresent the actual cost of care, a Stanford scholar writes.
Empowering women in India to improve their health: A Q&A
In this Q&A, Suhani Jalota, a graduate student in health policy, discusses her work helping impoverished women in India.