Medical Examiner
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.
Aug. 28 2013 5:56 AMHow Many People Were Killed by Love Canal?The surprising statistics of environmental cancers.
Aug. 22 2013 2:46 PMWith a Name Like Xalkori ...New drug names aren’t just bizarre—they’re dangerous.
Aug. 15 2013 7:42 AMBring on the Foreign DoctorsThey’re just as good as the homegrown variety. So why don’t we let them practice here?
July 24 2013 12:01 PMIs It Safe to Take Medication While Pregnant?It isn’t unethical to test drugs on pregnant women. It’s unethical not to.
July 17 2013 10:13 AMThe Boy Scouts’ Ban on Fat KidsIs it as awful as it sounds?
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?
Aug. 23 2013 12:15 PMLoneliness Is DeadlySocial isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized.
Aug. 20 2013 5:45 AMThe Case Against the Annual CheckupGoing to the doctor when you’re not sick does more harm than good.
Aug. 13 2013 12:14 PMHow to Solve the American Health Care CrisisWith a little help from some Indians.
July 18 2013 8:16 AMWorrying Enormously About Small ThingsHow I survive anxiety and you can, too.
July 16 2013 4:04 PMThe New York Times Teaches the ControversyBoth sides are not equal when it comes to chronic Lyme disease.