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Don’t Go in the Water

Why a nasty parasite is thriving in chlorinated swimming pools and water parks.

July 1 2015 3:32 PMHow Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?
June 26 2015 7:01 AMShut Up and SipCoffee is neither good nor bad for you. Now you may go.
May 21 2015 2:53 AMFaith Healing Kills ChildrenIt’s time to eliminate religious exemptions from medical care.
May 8 2015 3:54 AM“Can I Celebrate Mother’s Day?”How my patients face the holiday after a miscarriage. 
May 5 2015 10:50 AMHoney Bunches of LiesWhy eating local honey won’t cure your allergies.
April 29 2015 9:09 AMDoctors Throwing FitsOne of the hardest parts of being a nurse is dealing with bullying doctors.
April 8 2015 11:09 AMPersonal Exemptions From ReasonAs states try to improve vaccination rates, anti-vaxxers rally.
April 6 2015 1:37 PMAll Lives MatterWhy do Sierra Leonean and American clinicians with Ebola get different care?
March 31 2015 10:00 AMGet a Move OnA new book offers augmented reality running advice.
March 27 2015 5:16 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
March 27 2015 3:33 AMBad AlternativesWhen it comes to cancer treatment, do as Angelina Jolie does, not as she says.
March 24 2015 11:33 AMThe Most Neglected DiseaseTuberculosis isn’t history, and it’s much more dangerous than malaria or Ebola.
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.
July 1 2015 1:34 PMA Victory for Public HealthMeasles outbreaks at Disneyland show just how vicious this virus can be.
June 2 2015 10:00 AMWe Will Keep on ProvidingAnti-abortion restrictions are cruel, unscientific, and dangerous.
May 14 2015 11:16 AMDocs on WheelsMobile clinics are a great way to deliver health care.
May 5 2015 11:26 AMThe “How Does a Home-Birth Midwife Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Karen Jefferson about her workday.
May 4 2015 1:12 PMThe Doctor Won’t See You NowConcierge medicine serves the ridiculously rich at the expense of everyone else.
April 16 2015 4:06 PMMy Son, the StatisticIf I had to do it over, I would vaccinate him again.
April 8 2015 10:42 AMStaying AliveThe first life I saved after I graduated from medical school.
April 2 2015 10:15 AMUnmatchedThe system for placing medical school graduates in residency programs is inefficient and ugly.
March 29 2015 7:31 PMDon’t Blame It on DepressionThat’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
March 27 2015 10:59 AMCould Better Psychological Testing Prevent a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash?Probably not. 
March 25 2015 10:14 AMNot an Isolated IncidentLegislative and rhetorical attacks on abortion clinics go hand in hand with violent attacks.
March 24 2015 3:00 AMThe Weight of the EvidenceIt’s time to stop telling fat people to become thin. 
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.

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