Deadly DisbeliefThe myth that HIV does not cause AIDS seems to have claimed another victim.
Ten Questions About Obamacare You Were Too Embarrassed to AskThe health care exchanges open Tuesday. Don’t worry! We have you covered.
My Leap of Faith in MedicineI have an M.D. and Ph.D., but when my son had a minor procedure, I was terrified.
A Dog’s LifeAn infectious disease forces us to consider how many dogs a human life is worth.
Cuckoo for Cocoa PuffsWhy are we so sure that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
Medal of Honor Recipient Thanks His ShrinkIt’s another act of valor.
How Many People Were Killed by Love Canal?The surprising statistics of environmental cancers.
With a Name Like Xalkori ...New drug names aren’t just bizarre—they’re dangerous.
Bring on the Foreign DoctorsThey’re just as good as the homegrown variety. So why don’t we let them practice here?
Is It Safe to Take Medication While Pregnant?It isn’t unethical to test drugs on pregnant women. It’s unethical not to.
The Boy Scouts’ Ban on Fat KidsIs it as awful as it sounds?
Who Has an Abortion After 20 Weeks?That’s right when my patients find out about devastating fetal defects.
Patients Need PoetryAnd so do doctors.
How I Treat Patients Who Refuse Blood TransfusionsWhy can’t Jehovah’s Witnesses have a Shabbes goy make medical decisions for them?
How to Fix the Organ Transplant ShortageThe chaotic, ethically murky case of a 10-year-old girl in need of lungs.
Save the Mother or Save the Baby?When I started training in high-risk obstetrics, I thought we had to choose.
A Sick StigmaWhy are cancer patients blamed for their illness?
How Circumcision Broke the InternetA fringe group is drowning out any discussion of facts.
Breaking Bad Is TV’s Best Medical Drama, EverNot that there’s a lot of worthy competition.
The Creepiest Crowdfunding EverMy Free Implants solicits donations for plastic surgery. But implants are never really free.
Disheartening MedicineEven U.S. presidents don’t always get the best cardiac health care. Where does that leave the rest of us?
Loneliness Is DeadlySocial isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized.
The Case Against the Annual CheckupGoing to the doctor when you’re not sick does more harm than good.
How to Solve the American Health Care CrisisWith a little help from some Indians.
Worrying Enormously About Small ThingsHow I survive anxiety and you can, too.
The New York Times Teaches the ControversyBoth sides are not equal when it comes to chronic Lyme disease.
Alive and TweetingFacebook friends, relax. I’m not dying. Why did you think I was?
Hold the MSGGluten and MSG intolerance may be only in your head. That’s nothing to be ashamed of.
James Gandolfini Was FatThat didn’t necessarily kill him.
If You Could Eat Only One Thing …You still wouldn’t want it to be Soylent.