A new policy brief from Stanford researchers identifies the connection between paid family leave and infant and maternal health benefits.
Taxes encourage people to buy less soda, according to two new studies that find sugar-sweetened beverage taxes reduce local consumption.
Health spending in the U.S. is projected to accelerate in the next decade. Stanford professor Kevin Schulman offers an explanation.
Free and fair elections and a democratic government are linked with decreases in adult mortality in developing countries, a new study has found.
At a recent Dean's Lecture Series talk on campus, Richard Besser discussed equity in health and his work at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Retail prices at pharmacies may bear little relationship to the actual market prices of medications, and pharmacy benefit managers are part of the reason.
At a recent Stanford Health Policy Forum, researchers Anne Case and Rebecca Bernert discussed suicide in the United States.
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.
New research has correlated the number of primary care physicians with population-level longevity. But, a shortage of primary care providers is forecast.
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.