Medical Examiner
Jan. 14 2014 10:53 AMI Would Rather Lick a Toilet Seat Than a CellphoneWhat scare stories get wrong about bacteria.
Jan. 8 2014 11:50 PMSecond-Trimester TragedyWhat happens when my patients lose an almost-viable pregnancy.
Dec. 30 2013 11:55 PMThe Exercise CureHow can we motivate people to take a free, safe, magic pill?
Dec. 25 2013 11:46 PMIs Your State Legislature Waiting for You to Get Cancer?A genetic predisposition can be either a death sentence or a guide to preventive care.
Dec. 2 2013 1:58 PMWhy Millennials Can’t Grow UpHelicopter parenting has caused my psychotherapy clients to crash land.
Nov. 5 2013 12:28 PMPremature MaturityAre children today really going through puberty earlier?
Oct. 23 2013 1:16 PMDisaster Breeds DisasterWhy things can always get worse, even when you’re battling zombies.
Oct. 17 2013 5:12 PMHappy World Vasectomy Day!Close to 200 doctors in 25 countries are ready to perform the simple procedure.
Oct. 15 2013 1:37 PMDon’t Jump!A simple fix to the Golden Gate Bridge would save hundreds of lives.
Oct. 8 2013 11:47 PMDeadly DisbeliefThe myth that HIV does not cause AIDS seems to have claimed another victim.
Sept. 30 2013 3:44 PMTen Questions About Obamacare You Were Too Embarrassed to AskThe health care exchanges open Tuesday. Don’t worry! We have you covered.
Sept. 22 2013 7:30 PMMy Leap of Faith in MedicineI have an M.D. and Ph.D., but when my son had a minor procedure, I was terrified.
Sept. 12 2013 5:25 AMA Dog’s LifeAn infectious disease forces us to consider how many dogs a human life is worth.
Sept. 9 2013 1:20 PMCuckoo for Cocoa PuffsWhy are we so sure that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
Aug. 28 2013 1:02 PMMedal of Honor Recipient Thanks His ShrinkIt’s another act of valor.
Jan. 13 2014 12:53 PMLife in a Psychiatric HospitalEverything pop culture tells you about inpatient treatment is dangerously wrong.
Jan. 7 2014 11:48 PMThe Real Victims of Satanic Ritual AbuseThe dangers were imaginary, but the consequences were not.
Dec. 29 2013 11:35 PMCocaine Is EvilThe gruesomeness of the drug trade rivals any atrocities in history.
Dec. 17 2013 3:27 PMThere’s No Defense for AffluenzaThe claim that a rich kid didn’t understand consequences is a distortion of psychology.
Nov. 14 2013 11:51 AMHow Malia Obama’s Peanut Allergy Could Save Lives
Oct. 24 2013 11:41 AMRicky Schroder Tries to Be Erin BrockovichOrdinary people cannot detect cancer clusters. We should stop trying.
Oct. 22 2013 11:50 PMChairman Mao Invented Traditional Chinese MedicineWhy did the U.S. Senate unwittingly endorse 1950s Chinese Communist Party propaganda?
Oct. 16 2013 10:49 AMWhy Are So Many Kids Getting Myopia?Spending too much time indoors may impair children’s vision.
Oct. 14 2013 4:50 PMWhy Is Miley Cyrus’ Tongue White?Sweetheart, it might be time to see your dentist.
Oct. 4 2013 7:08 AMSave the Mother or Save the Baby?When I started training in high-risk obstetrics, I thought we had to choose.
Sept. 24 2013 12:30 PMA Sick StigmaWhy are cancer patients blamed for their illness?
Sept. 18 2013 5:04 AMHow Circumcision Broke the InternetA fringe group is drowning out any discussion of facts.
Sept. 10 2013 8:15 AMBreaking Bad Is TV’s Best Medical Drama, EverNot that there’s a lot of worthy competition.
Sept. 2 2013 8:30 AMThe Creepiest Crowdfunding EverMy Free Implants solicits donations for plastic surgery. But implants are never really free.
Aug. 28 2013 11:01 AMDisheartening MedicineEven U.S. presidents don’t always get the best cardiac health care. Where does that leave the rest of us?