African-American doctors could help reduce cardiovascular mortality among black men by 19 percent — if there was more racial diversity among physicians, according to a new study led by Stanford Health Policy’s Marcella Alsan.
Pregnant women and their unborn children are more susceptible to the adverse consequences of malaria. This year's Rosenkranz Prize winner, Prasanna Jagannathan, is investigating new strategies to lay the foundation for a vaccine to prevent malaria in pregnancy.
The rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means that crops are becoming less nutritious, and that change could lead to higher rates of malnutrition that predispose people to various diseases.
There is a wealth of data that could help hospitals cut costs while still providing high-quality service for patients, if physicians were willing to join forces with administrators to truly understand how much their services cost, according to a new article by Stanford researchers.