Staying AliveThe first life I saved after I graduated from medical school.
UnmatchedThe system for placing medical school graduates in residency programs is inefficient and ugly.
Don’t Blame It on DepressionThat’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Could Better Psychological Testing Prevent a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash?Probably not.
Not an Isolated IncidentLegislative and rhetorical attacks on abortion clinics go hand in hand with violent attacks.
The Weight of the EvidenceIt’s time to stop telling fat people to become thin.
Prince of PseudoscienceCharles is coming to visit the United States. Don’t listen to a single foolish word he says.
Tug of WarWe’re on the verge of the greatest public health triumph of the 21st century.
Pregnant Workers’ RightsIt’s illegal to discriminate against pregnant women. But employers often do.
Bravo, Julianne Moore and Eddie RedmayneThe best actress and best actor gave stunning, surprisingly medically accurate performances.
Joining the HerdWhat were my New Age parents thinking when they didn’t vaccinate me?
Why Is There a Religious Exemption for Vaccinations?Almost no religions object to them.
Our Health Is Shaped by the Struggles of Our Parents and Grandparents
The Myth of the Good Guy With a GunThe NRA is wrong: Owning a gun is far more likely to harm you than protect you.
Is My Work “Medically Necessary”?How insurance companies try to get around rules for mental health care.
All Lives MatterWhy do Sierra Leonean and American clinicians with Ebola get different care?
Get a Move OnA new book offers augmented reality running advice.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Bad AlternativesWhen it comes to cancer treatment, do as Angelina Jolie does, not as she says.
The Most Neglected DiseaseTuberculosis isn’t history, and it’s much more dangerous than malaria or Ebola.
DumbphonesA vapid scare-piece in the New York Times gets a double-down debunking.
Who Lives and Who Dies?The most important lessons from decades of global health care.
The Man Who Discovered ThiaminToday, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.
Bespoke Health CarePrecision medicine won’t work without precision questions.
Achieving a Good DeathWhen a patient’s death is inevitable, there are three important things a doctor can do.
Exemption AbuseToo many kindergarteners aren’t getting vaccinated.
What Do Pediatricians Really Think About Anti-Vaxxers?Do they hate them? Pity them?
The Danger of Reading the CommentsPeople trust supposedly credible online sources even for health decisions.
Measles Is HorribleThe anti-vaccine movement is wrong to dismiss the disease’s dangers (as it is wrong about so many things).
The Next EbolasThree factors predict whether a new virus will cause a human pandemic.