Each week, physician and economist Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the intersection of economics and healthcare. He... more
Doctors and nurses get most of the attention — but a new study suggests we can improve health care by... more
In hospitals, a softer pillow or a nicer room might be more than just amenities — they could improve outcomes... more
Americans eat a lot of sugar — and it’s hard to determine how it affects our health. Bapu explains how... more
It’s not a new question, but it’s a tricky one to study. Bapu explains why, and talks about how an... more
The most expensive drugs in the world are treatments for genetic diseases. And more of these cures are on the... more
Breakthroughs in biotech that seem like science fiction are becoming reality. Why aren’t more patients benefiting from them?
mRNA vaccines helped bring the pandemic under control. Could they also train the immune system to fight cancer?
Success and failure are hard to measure in medicine. Bapu looks at how surgeons are judged after a bad outcome... more
We take it for granted that, when people are acutely ill, they should be in the hospital. Is there a... more
Figuring out which patients to hospitalize and which to safely send home can be tricky. Is there a way to... more