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?
The Myth of the Hero Cop Police officers earn more than you think for a job that’s less dangerous than you imagine.
Did You Spend Too Much on Your Wedding? If you’d invested in the stock market instead, here’s how rich you’d be.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
The “Making the Case” Transcript Read Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with one of the lawyers who argued last months’ big gay-rights case at the Supreme Court.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.