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Dental coverage for patients with Medicaid may not prevent tooth-related ER visits

News / August 3, 2015
More than 2 percent of all emergency department visits are now related to nontraumatic dental conditions, according to a study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of California-San Francisco, Truven Health Analytics and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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California vaccination law could serve as a national model despite challenges

News / July 23, 2015

Despite potential legal and enforcement challenges, California’s new vaccination law may set a precedent for other states, according to Stanford scholars.

The law, SB 277, ends exceptions to vaccination mandates based on religious and philosophical beliefs, leaving only medical exemptions as a path to avoid the vaccinations children are required to have before entering school.

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Foreign aid should be realigned to target malaria & TB

News / July 13, 2015
Reallocating foreign aid to step up the fight against malaria and TB could lead to greater overall health improvements in developing nations. And it could be done without spending more money, CHP/PCOR researchers have found.
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Finding the sweet spot to regulate sugary drinks

News / July 7, 2015
Two Stanford public health law experts say one of biggest culprits of the obesity epidemic – on top of fast foods and our sedentary lifestyle – are sugary drinks.
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Rosenkranz Prize winners devoted to innovative health care in developing countries

News / June 19, 2015
This year's Rosenkranz Prize winners embody the spirit of innovation into health care research in the developing world. Jason Andrews is looking at cheap, effective diagnostic tools for infectious diseases, while Marcella Alsan is researching how older girls in poorer countries are impacted by the health of their younger siblings.
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Maria Polyakova wins Ernst-Meyer Prize

News / June 16, 2015
Maria Polyakova, an assistant professor of health research and policy at the Stanford School of Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the Ernst-Meyer Prize, which recognizes original research about risk and health insurance economics.
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The impact of war and conflict on child health

News / June 15, 2015
In this video, Paul Wise, the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society at the Stanford School of Medicine and a core faculty member at CHP/PCOR, talks about the impact of war and conflict on the health of children.
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Stanford-India healthcare partnership grows

News / June 5, 2015
Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor told a distinguished group of visiting physicians, engineers, economists and businessmen from India that it was the perfect time to be collaborating with the world’s largest democracy.
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NIH director highlights David Chan's work on electronic medical records

News / May 28, 2015

 

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, highlights in a NIH blog post the research of CHP/PCOR's David Chan, who is exploring the impact of electronic health record reminders on the quality of primary care. 

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Better datasets and tech will benefit patients

News / May 21, 2015
The explosion of big data is transforming the way those in health care are diagnosing, treating and preventing disease, panelists at the Big Data inBiomedicine said on its opening day.
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Wise: The evaporation of child health policy

News / May 12, 2015
CHP/PCOR's Paul Wise addresses the ChildX conference on the evaporation of child health policy in this podcast.
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Director Jason Wang discusses the future of child health at CPOP

Q&As / March 25, 2015

As the new director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention (CPOP), C. Jason Wang’s goal is to improve child health by bringing people together. Since Paul Wise founded the center 10 years ago, CPOP has shaped child health policy by trying to make effective healthcare not only available but easily accessible to everyone.

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Paul Kalanithi, writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37

News / March 11, 2015
Paul Kalanithi wrote essays for The New York Times and Stanford Medicine reflecting on being a physician and a patient, the human experience of facing death, and the joy he found despite terminal illness.
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Marijuana edible products need stronger regulation, Stanford experts say

News / March 11, 2015

States that have legalized marijuana need to put strong restrictions on the drug's edible products, according to two Stanford law professors.

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U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against H.I.V.

News / February 26, 2015
Eran Bendavid and Nathan Lo's research finds that abstinence and fidelity programs did not significantly change sexual behavior in Africa and thus did not help to prevent AIDS.
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Tsetse fly: can castration end one of Africa’s oldest development problems?

News / February 19, 2015
Tsetse fly castration may reduce sickness in animals and help increase animal-based farming in Africa. The Guardian interviews Dr. Marcella Alsan regarding her research on the tsetse fly's relationship to African agriculture.
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In developing countries, child-mortality rates fell most among poorest families, study finds

News / November 9, 2014
The study provides evidence that a country’s ability to reduce the gap in child-mortality rates is related to good governance.
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Pregnant women with PTSD more likely to give birth prematurely, study finds

News / November 6, 2014
Pregnant women with a recent diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder were 35 percent more likely to deliver a premature baby than were other pregnant women, a study of more than 16,000 births found.
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Former ambassador, political scientist McFaul to lead FSI

News / November 5, 2014

Michael McFaul, a Stanford political scientist and former U.S. ambassador to Russia, has been selected as the next director of the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Stanford Provost John Etchemendy and Ann Arvin, the university’s vice provost and dean of research. McFaul will succeed Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, who was nominated in July as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court and elected Tuesday.

McFaul takes the helm of FSI in January.

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For inmates, pricey hepatitis C drug could make financial sense

News / October 20, 2014

Despite its $7,000-per-week cost, sofosbuvir provides better value than other current treatments for prisoners with hepatitis C, according to Stanford researchers.

New, significantly improved hepatitis C drugs have revolutionized how the disease is treated, but they are also expensive. One such drug, sofosbuvir, costs more than $7,000 a week for 12 weeks of treatment.

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Rebuilding trust key to fighting Ebola in Africa

News / September 24, 2014
The Ebola epidemic, which could affect hundreds of thousands of West Africans, can only be contained by rebuilding public trust and local health systems decimated by years of neglect, according to a panel convened by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Medicine. FSI Senior Fellows David Relman, Paul Wise, Stephen Stedman and Douglas Owens were among the panelists.
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In Ebola Crisis, Hope and Heroism

Commentary / September 2, 2014

Traditional drug repurposing, although successful in treating some diseases, still requires considerable time to identify candidate compounds and even more time to test them in clinical trials. Ebola requires and deserves a much more aggressive approach, while still balancing safety and efficacy concerns.

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