Health

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Planting design seeds to fill diagnostic holes

Stanford Health Policy's Kathryn McDonald is applying design learning and journey maps to health systems to reduce diagnostic errors.

Stanford Medicine —

From the eye to the brain

She hadn’t set out to stir up trouble. Four decades ago, Carla Shatz just wanted to know more about how the visual part of the brain wires up during development.

Americans misinformed about smoking

A Stanford study finds that despite Americans knowing that smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, they underestimate those risks.

Stanford Medicine —

Physicians who tout well-being may scare off patients

Participants who were overweight believed that the fit doctors would disapprove of patients with unhealthy habits, and as a result overweight participants preferred physicians who did not advertise their fitness.