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.
With a Name Like Xalkori ...New drug names aren’t just bizarre—they’re dangerous.
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.
The Boy Scouts’ Ban on Fat KidsIs it as awful as it sounds?
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?
Loneliness Is DeadlySocial isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized.
The Case Against the Annual CheckupGoing to the doctor when you’re not sick does more harm than good.
How to Solve the American Health Care CrisisWith a little help from some Indians.
Worrying Enormously About Small ThingsHow I survive anxiety and you can, too.
The New York Times Teaches the ControversyBoth sides are not equal when it comes to chronic Lyme disease.