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April 16th, 2012

Treating men at high risk for HIV makes economic sense, says Stanford study

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Eran Bendavid says the results of his work are a departure from a previous study. Earlier research found giving preventative drugs to large groups of gay men at high risk for HIV was not cost-effective when compared with other commonly accepted programs. Read more »

April 9th, 2012

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest


Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world. FSI senior fellows Larry Diamond, Jeremy Weinstein, Paul Wise and Walter Falcon share their own ideas about how to secure the most fragile nations. Read more »

April 6th, 2012

Why I Do Not Like Providing Health Insurance to My Employees

Op-ed: Washington Monthly on April 6, 2012

Harold Pollack notes a number of advantages of employer-based health insurance, including the potential for large employers to serve as more reliable (and potentially wiser) purchasing agents than are individuals at sea in the health insurance market. But my experience as an employer makes me intensely dislike this feature of the U.S. health insurance system nonetheless.

April 5th, 2012

Award offers researchers $100,000 for improving health care access

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

The $100,000 award will go to a non-tenured professor, post-doctoral student or research associate during a two-year period. The deadline to apply is May 11. Read more »

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The human touch in medicine
Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are data points, and calls for a return to the traditional physical exam.
Mention of Abraham Verghese in WWNO on March 16, 2013

Doug Owens on universal HIV screening
In this podcast, Douglas Owens, MD, professor of medicine and a task force member, discusses how he believes the recommendation, if implemented, could have a substantial impact on the course of the epidemic in the United States. Length: 15 min.
Mention of Douglas K. Owens in Scope (blog) on November 21, 2012

Rosamond Gifford speaker Abraham Verghese mixes medicine with writing
“My real calling to medicine came because of a book,” said Verghese, an internist, novelist and memoirist at this season’s final Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series in Syracuse Monday evening.
Mention of Abraham Verghese in on May 8, 2012

Ask Stanford Med: Stefanos Zenios taking questions on health-care innovation and entrepreneurship
Later this month, business and government leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and students will gather at Stanford for the 2012 Healthcare Innovation Summit to examine the forces shaping the future of health care and discuss practical solutions to some of our toughest health-care problems.
Mention of Stefanos Zenios in Scope (blog) on April 9, 2012

Weighty Matters: A Q&A with John Morton on Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Roughly 300,000 people in the United States die prematurely each year as result of obesity. What can be done to stem the tide of chronic disease, death and red ink caused by this epidemic? John Sanford, a writer for Stanford Hospital & Clinics, spoke with John Morton, MD, MPH to find out.
Mention of John Morton in Stanford Hospital & Clinics Report on March 10, 2012

The challenges of dieting and the promises of bariatric surgery
During a recent interview, Morton, one of the nation’s top weight-loss surgeons, reflected on the challenges of obesity in America and how bariatric surgery may be part of the solution for some.
Mention of John Morton in Scope (blog) on March 6, 2012

Role of private health insurance examined in health care debate
The national insurance program Medicare and the part private health insurance plays in it will come into sharper focus next month when Stanford University researcher M. Kate Bundorf visits Western Michigan University.
Mention of M. Kate Bundorf in WMU News on March 5, 2012

Stanford Medicine magazine's best of 2011 now on Amazon
We’ve gathered our favorite 11 stories from 2011 in our first eBook anthology, debuting today on Amazon ...
Mention of Abraham Verghese in Scope (blog) on March 2, 2012

Benefits of hepatitis C treatment outweigh costs for patients with advanced disease, study shows
Using a computer model of hepatitis C disease — which accounts for different treatments, outcomes, disease stages and genetics — a research team led by Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD, found that new triple-therapies for genotype-1 hepatitis C are cost-effective for patients with advanced disease. Their results were published Feb. 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Mention of Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert in Scope (blog) on February 21, 2012

Junk foods still plentiful at elementary schools
Junk food remains plentiful at the nation's elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University pediatrician and obesity prevention researcher, called the study results "sobering". The study appears in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, released Monday. Robinson wrote an accompanying editorial.
Mention of Thomas Robinson in on February 6, 2012

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