How parents and grandparents influence our risk of mental illness, substance abuse, and other disorders.
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.
Operation Stop DiseasePublic health looms large in American foreign intervention, not just when it comes to Ebola.
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.
Brittany Maynard’s Gift to Her HusbandI would give anything not to have experienced the last week of my wife’s life.
Does Drinking Soda Really Age Your Cells?How the science of telomeres turned into a spurious health trend.
Everything That Went Wrong in DallasA timeline of the many missteps surrounding the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.