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We discover ways to prevent illness and improve treatment.
We're making health and health care better for everyone.

Women's Health

Study finds various treatments can reduce vaginal discomfort from sex

Dr. Katherine Newton co-wrote JAMA Internal Medicine paper comparing vaginal estrogen, moisturizer, and placebo gel.

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Child & Adolescent Health

For better pediatric care, back guidelines with more evidence

In the 2000s, Dr. Beth McGlynn showed that rates of getting recommended care are low. In a new JAMA editorial, Dr. David Grossman has ideas to improve them.

Read it in Healthy Findings

Health Tip

Protect your brain as you age by limiting stress. Cortisol, a hormone secreted when you’re under stress, has a stronger effect on older brains.

Our Research

Our research

We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.