Former Stanford pediatrics resident Nadine Burke Harris will be sworn in by Gov. Gavin Newsom as California’s first-ever surgeon general on Feb 11.
Rhode Island has instituted cost controls to limit the growth in health care spending. A Stanford analysis suggests they are effective.
Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.
Proponents say a "Medicare for All" approach would expand access and affordability of health care in the U.S. But there are practical downsides.
The health sector should focus on consumer needs to better harness the promise of digital technology, writes a Stanford Medicine professor and a colleague.
In this Q&A, Stanford scholar Jay Bhattacharya provides context to understand the recent decline in life expectancy in the United States.
A government program providing market-value, noncash compensation to kidney donors would benefit poor people and not be exploitative, according to a study.
Including price information in TV advertisements may lead consumers to avoid care or may misrepresent the actual cost of care, a Stanford scholar writes.
In this Q&A, Suhani Jalota, a graduate student in health policy, discusses her work helping impoverished women in India.
In this commentary, Stanford tobacco expert Robert Jackler adds context to the recent decision by JUUL to stop direct social media in the U.S.
A Stanford professor unpacks some of the dynamics of the current drug pricing system and the potential effects of other approaches to this market.
Across the country, states with more restrictive firearm laws have significantly fewer pediatric gun deaths than those with lax gun laws.
A Stanford-led study examines whether the Patient Activation Measure can serve as an early indicator that an effort is affecting health care costs
Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
Despite strong medical evidence, a California bill to delay school start times is defeated. But Stanford sleep specialist Rafael Pelayo isn’t giving up.
Nearly 500 children remain inside detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border separated from their parents in the custody of the U.S. government.