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.
Everything That Went Wrong in DallasA timeline of the many missteps surrounding the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.
The Dangers of OverreactingThe health care system’s mixed messages about Ebola.
No Risky ChancesThe conversation that matters most.
In Medicine We TrustShould we worry that so many of the doctors treating Ebola in Africa are missionaries?
The Daydream DisorderIs sluggish cognitive tempo a disease or disease mongering?
How to Stop EbolaCould survivors safely care for the infected?
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Spanking Is Great for SexWhich is why it’s grotesque for parenting.
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.
Operation Stop DiseasePublic health looms large in American foreign intervention, not just when it comes to Ebola.
Would You Lie to Airport Screeners?The terrible, “lesser evil” choice facing travelers asked about Ebola.
How “Normal” Is Your Drinking?Navigating the alcohol consumption curve.
Where Do People Go When They’re Sick?Traditional healers versus modern clinics in Sierra Leone.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs?An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Tyranny of PerfectionWhy do doctors have such a high rate of suicide?
Here’s Where We Stand With EbolaEven experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Scariest Campfire StoryMore horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.