Results from the Millennium Villages Project, an experimental effort to tackle poverty in Africa, are mixed, researchers say.
A Stanford study explores the factors that are important to help a community recover from a disaster such as an epidemic.
A new study found that oncologists have divergent views on how to use “value” to guide cancer treatment recommendations.
A group of researchers are trying to answer the question: Are you more or less likely to die if you own a firearm? Their work was recently featured in the Washington Post.
Health literacy means doctors explaining health care tasks - such as giving a child medication - in doable steps that don’t make you feel like you’re overwhelmed, says health-literacy expert Ruth Parker, a guest at next month's Childx conference.
Firearm violence as a public health problem was the focus of a recent Stanford Medicine forum. Physicians should conduct more research on gun violence and advocate for gun safety with patients, presenters said.
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal, outlined his vision of planetary health in a talk at Stanford.
In a talk at Stanford, Jonathan Perlin of HCA Healthcare discusses how electronic health records can help doctors improve care in a learning health system.
When gravely ill undocumented immigrants wait to seek health care, they’re less likely to have end-of-life care that follows their wishes.
Even adults who are not considered "high-risk" should be tested to reduce deaths and improve cure rates, new Stanford Health Policy research suggests.
Two med students created a seminar series that showcases how surgeons can address health inequities.
Environmental changes are making people sick and urgent action is needed, Paul Auerbach and Jay Lemery write in the new book "Enviromedics."
The first Women Leaders in Global Health conference brought together more than 400 leaders from 68 countries to discuss how to achieve gender equity.
People living in the United States spend more per capita on prescription drugs than people living in any other country. In an effort to make …
There's good news, of sorts, on the gun violence research front -- namely that there's an increasing number of studies on the issue, which has …
CVS Health recently announced it would buy Aetna, the country’s third-largest health insurance company, for $69 billion -- a deal that could revamp the nation’s …