The Case Against the Annual CheckupGoing to the doctor when you’re not sick does more harm than good.
The New York Times Teaches the ControversyBoth sides are not equal when it comes to chronic Lyme disease.
So Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Called Us to Complain …He says scientists lie, journalists are scared of the CDC, and the government is poisoning children.
The Darkest Year of Medical SchoolStudents come in altruistic and empathetic. They leave jaded and bitter.
What’s the Matter With Portland?The city has been fighting fluoridation for 50 years. Will facts trump fear this month?
Dodgeball Should Not Be Part of Any Curriculum, EverMaking kids play team sports in PE is neither healthy nor educational.
“Run, Don't Walk.” “Don't Run, Walk."Flip-flopping advice on exercise may not be as contradictory as it seems.
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.
Who Has an Abortion After 20 Weeks?That’s right when my patients find out about devastating fetal defects.
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.
Why Can’t Anyone Recognize Superman?The neurological explanation for why the Daily Planet staff falls for the lousy Clark Kent disguise.
Deaths With DignityRear Adm. Chester Nimitz Jr. and Joan Nimitz planned their suicides with military precision.
You Do Not Have Asperger’sWhat psychiatry’s new diagnostic manual means for people on the autism spectrum.
The DSM-5 Is Not CrazyPsychiatry’s new diagnoses of picking, bingeing, and tantrums sound silly, but they’re useful for me and my patients.
Does Your Insect Repellent Repel Insects?“EPA-approved” does not necessarily mean your bug juice works.
The Autistic BrainThe origins of the diagnosis of autism—and the parental guilt-tripping that went along with it.
Life in a Real Nuclear WastelandStrange illnesses in one of the most contaminated towns in the world challenge what we think we know about the dangers of radioactivity.