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Indian healthcare’s innovation imperative

The authors talk about how we can ensure technological innovation while keeping socio-economic realities in mind so that it will allow India to better create and deliver healthcare solutions. The authors feel that while it is important to embrace innovation, it is also critical that innovation thinking is well grounded in the context of the social and economic evolution of the nation and its citizens.

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Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact - Shedding New Light on Child Brain Development

Given the incredible scientific advances we read about every day in field after field, it’s stunning how little we know about certain things. One of the fields where we have the most to learn is brain development. Dr. Clare Elwell, a professor of medical physics at University College London, has an idea that may help open up this black box around babies’ brains—and, eventually, start driving down the number of children who are cognitively impaired.

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From Healthcare to Health: A Unique Opportunity for Washington State

Social determinants -- where we live, learn, work and play -- affect both health and educational outcomes.

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Housing is Healthcare

Imagine a future in which a patient walks into a health clinic, and after a brief conversation with a doctor, the physician reaches for her prescription pad and writes, “1 unit, permanent housing with flexible supportive services.” She hands the scrip to her patient, who is able to have it filled as easily as an antibiotic.

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From Neglect to Care

More than one billion people are at risk from neglected tropical diseases. Resources to prevent infection by intestinal worms like proper sanitation facilities, clean water and even soap can be scarce.

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