Free the NursesOne answer to our health care crisis: Let nurse practitioners do primary care on their own.
Clap TrapWomen are hit especially hard by this STI—and were once blamed for its spread. What will a gonorrhea superbug mean for female patients?
Of Course Birth Control Pills Should Be Sold Over the CounterNo, they do not interact badly with antibiotics.
How Sane Parents Got Paranoid About VaccinesA review of Seth Mnookin's The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear.
The Slatest Week in Pictures A pilgrimage in Nepal, elections in Athens, war in Syria, fashion in Paris, and trash heaps in China.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
Katy Perry Is the Singing, Dancing "Cool Girl," and She's a Perfect Fit for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.