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Tag: health policy
Revamping WHO preemie care guidelines
The new guidelines focus on parents' role in the care of vulnerable babies, as well as low-cost, evidence-based therapies.
New California school start times allow kids more sleep
Teens and preteens are now able to get more sleep, thanks to a new California law that pushes back school start times.
Screening for a deadly virus in livestock milk
Researchers at Stanford and in Kenya devised a system to monitor livestock milk for a deadly virus in an effort to aid public health.
Research explores how scammers take advantage of COVID-19
Pandemic con artists have exploited loosened regulations and people's fears to try to scam insurers and patients out of billions of dollars.
When it comes to legal cannabis, Canada’s doing it right
A Stanford Medicine researcher discusses the pitfalls of the cannabis legalization strategy in the US, pointing to Canada as a better model.
Kids fare better with early use of diabetes technology
Providing continuous glucose monitors to kids with new type 1 diabetes improves their blood sugar levels a year later, a Stanford study showed
Bill, supported by Stanford doctor, guards against hepatitis
A Stanford Medicine doctor helped write and support legislation to enable free hepatitis B and C screenings for those who request it.
Pandemic Puzzle: Health disparities and equitable recovery
In Stanford's Pandemic Puzzle virtual symposium, experts discuss medical and economic issues of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Uneven health care access stresses DACA families, study finds
Immigrants living in the U.S. without legal status are often reluctant to get medical care even when they have DACA protection, study shows.
Drawing on humor to spread the COVID-prevention message
Health educator’s widely praised and popular videos draw on humor and creativity to spread a COVID-prevention message to a global audience.
Affordable Care Act subsidies reduce health care costs for low-income Americans
A Stanford Medicine researcher finds that the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies have protected low-income Americans against high medical costs.
Inside the brain: How cellphones lead to distracted driving
We know that cellphones distract drivers. But now, Stanford Medicine researchers have brain imagery and driving metrics to show how.
Study indicates substantial benefits from accelerated release of COVID-19 vaccine
In a modeling study, Stanford researchers find that an approach that holds back COVID-19 vaccine doses for later use needlessly delays vaccination for many.
Persuading the public to take protective measures in the pandemic
Stanford Medicine's Recover, Restore and Re-open website offers guidance from physicians and scientists on living and working during a pandemic.
Investigating the generic drug industry and the health care business model
Stanford health economist Kevin Schulman examines how inefficiencies in the health care system affect the nation and individuals — including his own family.