Medical Examiner
Medical Examiner
April 21 2016 9:30 AMShould Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.
April 8 2016 2:04 PMA Silent KillerThere is no easy way to diagnose sepsis. The good news is you probably don’t have it, but here’s how to ask your doctor if you’re worried.
March 31 2016 10:56 AMEverything You Wanted to Know About Sex and Zika (but Were Afraid to Ask)Your pressing questions, answered.
Feb. 23 2016 6:00 AMI Might Have Said “No” to Rehab, TooAmy raises important questions about inpatient rehab centers.
Feb. 12 2016 11:52 AMWhy Do Doctors Still Use Pagers?How hospitals got stuck in the ’90s. 
Jan. 28 2016 2:15 PMZika Facts to Calm and Terrify YouThe mosquito-borne disease, explained.
Jan. 11 2016 9:05 AMHow to Save People From SnakebitesThe desperate search for better antidotes that can work against many types of venom.
Dec. 16 2015 2:33 PMAnother Misguided Panic About AutismTelling pregnant women to stop taking antidepressants is irresponsible.
Dec. 1 2015 5:30 AMWhat Will It Take to End the AIDS Epidemic?A Tijuana sex worker’s story.
Nov. 25 2015 10:39 AMDo Death With Dignity Laws Increase the General Suicide Rate?The new evidence against assisted suicide is simply not true.
Nov. 22 2015 9:04 PMSuperbugs Are EverywhereHow to stop deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Nov. 20 2015 8:53 AMScurvy Is a Serious Public Health ProblemEven for people who aren’t 18th-century pirates.
Nov. 12 2015 5:40 AMFacilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t DieThis discredited technique for communicating with profoundly disabled people is being pushed into public schools. 
Nov. 4 2015 3:40 PMSlate Voice: “Sick and Far From Home”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read about the Mormon missionaries who lacked adequate health care during their service abroad. 
Oct. 27 2015 4:02 PMHomeopathy Is a Bitter Sugar PillIt won’t cure what ails you, but it can get you drunk.
April 20 2016 1:15 PMDon’t Panic Over a U.S. Zika OutbreakWe should still spend the $1.9 billion to fight it, though.
March 31 2016 12:10 PMTo Pee, or Not to PeeCan holding in your urine really give you blood clots? Only sometimes.
March 2 2016 10:00 AMWhen People With Schizophrenia Hear Voices, They’re Really Hearing Their Own Subvocal SpeechUnlike most people, they just can’t tell it’s themselves.
Feb. 15 2016 7:05 PMIs B9 Benign?Some pregnant women may be taking too much folic acid.
Jan. 29 2016 8:26 AMLead Paint, Lead Toys, Lead Dietary SupplementsThe lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, are a tiny part of a huge problem.
Jan. 20 2016 3:10 PMWhat’s in Your Genes?Some companies analyzing your DNA rely on junk science.
Jan. 5 2016 9:00 AMThe World Can Eliminate MalariaBut it’s running out of time.
Dec. 15 2015 12:16 PMMoves Like PutinWhy do Russian leaders all have the same weird walk?
Nov. 28 2015 11:47 AMAnti-Abortion Terrorism Must Be StoppedAs a physician, I worry about patients.
Nov. 25 2015 8:45 AMPope Francis Should End the Ban on CondomsHe could save lives when he visits some of the most HIV–infected areas of the world.
Nov. 20 2015 3:12 PMHow Television Misrepresents AbortionScandal’s season finale had a rare realistic depiction of abortion.
Nov. 13 2015 5:58 AMHope for Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe debate over this mysterious disease is suddenly shifting.
Nov. 5 2015 7:30 AMWhat Environmental Factors Cause Autism?Experts can rattle off autism-linked genes, but other risks are very hard to pin down.
Oct. 30 2015 3:44 PMHow Coffee Became a CarcinogenThe World Health Organization’s classification system is seriously flawed.
Oct. 27 2015 11:15 AMGun Myths Die HardResearch on gun violence has made progress in the past three years.