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.
Achieving a Good DeathWhen a patient’s death is inevitable, there are three important things a doctor can do.
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).
Slate Voice: “Disrupting Dentistry”Listen to Slate’s June Thomas read her story on access to dental care.
The Fellowship of the Messed-Up MouthJune Thomas and her editor Laura Helmuth talk about the challenges of reporting on dental care, poverty, and more.
Prince of PseudoscienceCharles is coming to visit the United States. Don’t listen to a single foolish word he says.
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.
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.
Something to Sneeze AtNatural remedies that claim to “boost your immune system” don’t work, and it’s a good thing they don’t.