Life in a Psychiatric HospitalEverything pop culture tells you about inpatient treatment is dangerously wrong.
The Real Victims of Satanic Ritual AbuseThe dangers were imaginary, but the consequences were not.
Cocaine Is EvilThe gruesomeness of the drug trade rivals any atrocities in history.
There’s No Defense for AffluenzaThe claim that a rich kid didn’t understand consequences is a distortion of psychology.
How Malia Obama’s Peanut Allergy Could Save Lives
Ricky Schroder Tries to Be Erin BrockovichOrdinary people cannot detect cancer clusters. We should stop trying.
Chairman Mao Invented Traditional Chinese MedicineWhy did the U.S. Senate unwittingly endorse 1950s Chinese Communist Party propaganda?
Why Are So Many Kids Getting Myopia?Spending too much time indoors may impair children’s vision.
Why Is Miley Cyrus’ Tongue White?Sweetheart, it might be time to see your dentist.
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?
Second-Trimester TragedyWhat happens when my patients lose an almost-viable pregnancy.
The Exercise CureHow can we motivate people to take a free, safe, magic pill?
Is Your State Legislature Waiting for You to Get Cancer?A genetic predisposition can be either a death sentence or a guide to preventive care.
Why Millennials Can’t Grow UpHelicopter parenting has caused my psychotherapy clients to crash land.
Premature MaturityAre children today really going through puberty earlier?
Disaster Breeds DisasterWhy things can always get worse, even when you’re battling zombies.
Happy World Vasectomy Day!Close to 200 doctors in 25 countries are ready to perform the simple procedure.
Don’t Jump!A simple fix to the Golden Gate Bridge would save hundreds of lives.
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.