Medical Examiner
Medical Examiner
March 19 2015 2:29 PMDumbphonesA vapid scare-piece in the New York Times gets a double-down debunking.
March 15 2015 9:30 PMWho Lives and Who Dies?The most important lessons from decades of global health care.
March 6 2015 8:08 AMThe 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.
Feb. 26 2015 12:04 PMBespoke Health CarePrecision medicine won’t work without precision questions.
Feb. 24 2015 3:02 AMAchieving a Good DeathWhen a patient’s death is inevitable, there are three important things a doctor can do.
Feb. 11 2015 5:13 PMExemption AbuseToo many kindergarteners aren’t getting vaccinated.
Feb. 4 2015 11:45 PMWhat Do Pediatricians Really Think About Anti-Vaxxers?Do they hate them? Pity them?
Jan. 27 2015 8:15 AMThe Danger of Reading the CommentsPeople trust supposedly credible online sources even for health decisions.
Jan. 23 2015 8:08 AMMeasles Is HorribleThe anti-vaccine movement is wrong to dismiss the disease’s dangers (as it is wrong about so many things).
Jan. 9 2015 9:18 AMThe Next EbolasThree factors predict whether a new virus will cause a human pandemic.
Jan. 7 2015 3:15 PMSlate Voice: “Disrupting Dentistry”Listen to Slate’s June Thomas read her story on access to dental care.
Jan. 7 2015 1:45 PMThe Fellowship of the Messed-Up MouthJune Thomas and her editor Laura Helmuth talk about the challenges of reporting on dental care, poverty, and more.
Dec. 31 2014 11:51 PMThis Year Will Be the YearHow to make New Year’s resolutions succeed.
Dec. 21 2014 10:32 PMWhither the Barf Bag?Is airborne vomiting in decline?
Dec. 16 2014 11:41 AMIn Defense of SkippingTry it! I did.
March 17 2015 10:48 AMPrince of PseudoscienceCharles is coming to visit the United States. Don’t listen to a single foolish word he says.
March 10 2015 2:59 PMTug of WarWe’re on the verge of the greatest public health triumph of the 21st century.
March 5 2015 10:15 AMPregnant Workers’ RightsIt’s illegal to discriminate against pregnant women. But employers often do.
Feb. 24 2015 2:43 PMBravo, Julianne Moore and Eddie RedmayneThe best actress and best actor gave stunning, surprisingly medically accurate performances.
Feb. 19 2015 8:00 AMJoining the HerdWhat were my New Age parents thinking when they didn’t vaccinate me?
Feb. 5 2015 3:23 PMWhy Is There a Religious Exemption for Vaccinations?Almost no religions object to them.
Jan. 29 2015 12:00 AMOur Health Is Shaped by the Struggles of Our Parents and Grandparents
Jan. 25 2015 7:54 PMThe Myth of the Good Guy With a GunThe NRA is wrong: Owning a gun is far more likely to harm you than protect you.
Jan. 12 2015 8:35 AMIs My Work “Medically Necessary”?How insurance companies try to get around rules for mental health care.
Jan. 8 2015 10:14 AMLetting GoGradual withdrawal of care may make end-of-life decisions easier.
Jan. 7 2015 2:45 PMWhy Am I So Obsessed With Dentistry?I don’t hate dentists. But I am fascinated with them.
Jan. 6 2015 11:50 PMDisrupting DentistryHow the poorest kids in Alabama are getting the best care.
Dec. 28 2014 7:06 PMThe 10 Most Important Medical Stories of 2014What else happened besides the Ebola outbreak?
Dec. 19 2014 12:36 PMSomething to Sneeze AtNatural remedies that claim to “boost your immune system” don’t work, and it’s a good thing they don’t.
Dec. 9 2014 11:51 PMLyme-IlliterateNew York is about to change its medical misconduct law to protect quacks.