Why Is There a Religious Exemption for Vaccinations?Almost no religions object to them.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?
The Danger of Reading the CommentsPeople trust supposedly credible online sources even for health decisions.
Measles Is HorribleThe anti-vaccine movement is wrong to dismiss the disease’s dangers (as it is wrong about so many things).
The Next EbolasThree factors predict whether a new virus will cause a human pandemic.
Slate Voice: “Disrupting Dentistry”Listen to Slate’s June Thomas read her story on access to dental care.
The Fellowship of the Messed-Up MouthJune Thomas and her editor Laura Helmuth talk about the challenges of reporting on dental care, poverty, and more.
This Year Will Be the YearHow to make New Year’s resolutions succeed.
Whither the Barf Bag?Is airborne vomiting in decline?
In Defense of SkippingTry it! I did.
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.
Political Hack, Medical QuackGlenn Beck says he has adrenal fatigue. Endocrinologists beg to differ.
How a SHPOS Is BornThe acronym doctors use for the very worst of the worst patients.
Dangerous RhetoricWhy are some Ebola patients portrayed as criminals, others as heroes?
Hugger-in-ChiefIn embracing an Ebola victim, Barack Obama succeeded where Ronald Reagan failed.
What Do Pediatricians Really Think About Anti-Vaxxers?Do they hate them? Pity them?
Our Health Is Shaped by the Struggles of Our Parents and Grandparents
The Myth of the Good Guy With a GunThe NRA is wrong: Owning a gun is far more likely to harm you than protect you.
Is My Work “Medically Necessary”?How insurance companies try to get around rules for mental health care.
Letting GoGradual withdrawal of care may make end-of-life decisions easier.
Why Am I So Obsessed With Dentistry?I don’t hate dentists. But I am fascinated with them.
Disrupting DentistryHow the poorest kids in Alabama are getting the best care.
The 10 Most Important Medical Stories of 2014What else happened besides the Ebola outbreak?
Something to Sneeze AtNatural remedies that claim to “boost your immune system” don’t work, and it’s a good thing they don’t.
Lyme-IlliterateNew York is about to change its medical misconduct law to protect quacks.
Endless BloodHow smart use of an old technology is saving women’s lives.
Brittany Maynard’s Gift to Her HusbandI would give anything not to have experienced the last week of my wife’s life.
We Will Always Have New EpidemicsHuman behavior is the biggest variable in any outbreak.
Does Drinking Soda Really Age Your Cells?How the science of telomeres turned into a spurious health trend.
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.