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President Zelenskyy Speaks to Stanford Students in Special Video Address

Lyubov Sobol, an activist and visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains why the success of Russia's pro-democracy movement is important for geopolitical stability.
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Protecting Reproductive Health Information Health Information Post-Roe v. Wade

Michelle Mello warns that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal protections for abortion could also expose women's' personal health data in court.
Shinzo Abe speaking from a lectern

Reflections on the Assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Abe was one of the most transformative political leaders in modern Japanese history, and his passing will unquestionably shake-up Japanese politics, says Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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Douglas K. Owens
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Chronic Kidney Disease Now Has Powerful, Cost-Effective Treatment

News / February 9, 2022
Chronic kidney disease affects one-in-seven adults and is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. A new Stanford-led study now provides clinicians with a powerful, cost-effective treatment for their patients with renal disease.
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Health Experts Recommend Diabetes Screenings at 35 as Obesity Climbs

News / September 2, 2021
Health experts are now recommending that clinicians begin screening patients for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at age 35.
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Celebrating the Launch of the New Department of Health Policy

News / September 2, 2021
Stanford Health Policy celebrated the launch of the new Department of Health Policy on Sept. 1, 2021, as well as SHP Director Douglas K. Owens being named inaugural chair of the 13th basic sciences department within the School of Medicine.
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Even Short-Term Treatment of Vets With Opioid Use Disorder Is Effective

News / June 4, 2021
The Veterans Administration is the largest provider of opioid use disorder treatment in the United States. In new Stanford Health Policy research, PhD student Jack Ching and faculty find short-term treatment with medication could yield big benefits.
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When Screening for Colon Cancer To Save Lives: 45 Is the New 50

News / May 18, 2021
A national body of evidence-based health experts — including SHP Director Douglas K. Owens — recommends screening for colon cancer in adults 45 to 75 in an effort to protect Americans from the third leading cause of cancer death in the country.
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Stanford Team Reveals Cost-Effective and Life-Saving Treatment for Nation's Opioid Disorder Epidemic

News / March 31, 2021
A Stanford team of decision scientists with colleagues at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System developed a mathematical model to assess the cost-effectiveness of various interventions to treat opioid use disorder. They looked at the cost-effectiveness from two perspectives: the health-care sector and the criminal justice system.
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New Guidelines Could Nearly Double Lung Cancer Screenings

News / March 9, 2021
More women and African Americans would be prompted by their clinicians to get screened for lung cancer under a new recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
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Task Force Urges Younger People to Screen for Colon Cancer

News / October 27, 2020
Most Americans think colorectal cancer is a disease of the elderly. But more young people — particularly Black men and women — are falling to the country's third deadliest type of cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force hopes to change that by lowering the age of routine testing to 45.
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Preparing for Infectious Diseases, Natural Disasters and Terrorist Attacks

News / July 23, 2020
The CDC called on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to develop a set of national, evidence-based guidelines for public health emergency preparedness and response. The recommendations are in.
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Adding cardiac resynchronization therapy could increase quality of life

News / August 25, 2015
A new study by Stanford researchers indicates adding cardiac resynchronization therapy to an implanted cardio defibrillator (CRT-D) for patients with mild heart failure may increase the quality of life and do so cost-effectively.
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