Pregnant Workers’ Rights
It’s illegal to discriminate against pregnant women. But employers often do.
Achieving a Good DeathWhen a patient’s death is inevitable, there are three important things a doctor can do.
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.
Bravo, Julianne Moore and Eddie RedmayneThe best actress and best actor gave stunning, surprisingly medically accurate performances.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?
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.
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.
Political Hack, Medical QuackGlenn Beck says he has adrenal fatigue. Endocrinologists beg to differ.