Disheartening MedicineEven U.S. presidents don’t always get the best cardiac health care. Where does that leave the rest of us?
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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?
Michael Brown Wasn’t a Superhuman Demon But Darren Wilson’s racial prejudice told him otherwise.
The People’s Republic of Plymouth The strange and persistent right-wing myth that Thanksgiving celebrates the pilgrims’ triumph over socialism.
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Moses and the American Constitution If Texas wants biblical characters and states’ rights in textbooks, publishers are happy to deliver.
Bad as They Wanna Be Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?