What Ailments Were These Horrific Medical Treatments Supposed to Cure?The 17th century was a terrible time to suffer from apoplexy.
Hospital ChecklistThe 12 questions every patient should ask doctors and nurses.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?
Shut Up and SipCoffee is neither good nor bad for you. Now you may go.
Faith Healing Kills ChildrenIt’s time to eliminate religious exemptions from medical care.
“Can I Celebrate Mother’s Day?”How my patients face the holiday after a miscarriage.
Honey Bunches of LiesWhy eating local honey won’t cure your allergies.
Doctors Throwing FitsOne of the hardest parts of being a nurse is dealing with bullying doctors.
Personal Exemptions From ReasonAs states try to improve vaccination rates, anti-vaxxers rally.
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.
Trauma Post TraumaThe “gold standard” treatment for PTSD makes many vets’ symptoms even worse.
Don’t Go in the WaterWhy a nasty parasite is thriving in chlorinated swimming pools and water parks.
A Victory for Public HealthMeasles outbreaks at Disneyland show just how vicious this virus can be.
We Will Keep on ProvidingAnti-abortion restrictions are cruel, unscientific, and dangerous.
Docs on WheelsMobile clinics are a great way to deliver health care.
The “How Does a Home-Birth Midwife Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Karen Jefferson about her workday.
The Doctor Won’t See You NowConcierge medicine serves the ridiculously rich at the expense of everyone else.
My Son, the StatisticIf I had to do it over, I would vaccinate him again.
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.