Disheartening MedicineEven U.S. presidents don’t always get the best cardiac health care. Where does that leave the rest of us?
Why Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free Foods?Some conditions are overdiagnosed, but some are underdiagnosed.
Why Have Teen Pregnancy Rates Dropped?A new study shows how to reduce them even more.
Are TV and Video Games Making Kids Fat?The effects of "screen time" on childhood obesity.
Little Bundles of JoyWhy do insurers ignore the most promising way of cutting health costs?
Grand IllusionWhy do we pretend that an insurance mandate will help the health care crisis?
Talk to the Invisible HandThe promises and perils of treating patients more like consumers.
Ten Questions About Obamacare You Were Too Embarrassed to AskThe health care exchanges open Tuesday. Don’t worry! We have you covered.
Who Has an Abortion After 20 Weeks?That’s right when my patients find out about devastating fetal defects.
Don’t Celebrate YetThe Supreme Court’s decision will make it much harder to extend health insurance to America’s poor.
A Womb Without a ViewMajor birth defects come as a surprise for most parents, but they don’t have to.
How To Sell Germ WarfareCan hand sanitizers like Purell really stop people from getting the flu?
Left Field Hillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but the tandem of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is offering liberals a powerful voice.
Good Riddance to Little League Organized youth sports have become stressful, oversized monstrosities. Let them die.
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
What Was It Like to Argue the Most Anticipated Case of the Supreme Court Term? A Podcast Transcript.
Hands That Itch to Hold the Spoon America’s distaste for public breast-feeding has its roots in midcentury racism and the rise of the commercial food industry.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.