Darshak Sanghavi

Darshak Sanghavi, a pediatric cardiologist, is a fellow of the Brookings Institution and Slate’s health care columnist. Follow him on Twitter.

Medical Examiner
Nov. 5 2013 12:28 PMPremature MaturityAre children today really going through puberty earlier?
Medical Examiner
Aug. 28 2013 11:01 AMDisheartening MedicineEven U.S. presidents don’t always get the best cardiac health care. Where does that leave the rest of us?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 26 2013 11:38 AMWhy Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free Foods?Some conditions are overdiagnosed, but some are underdiagnosed.
Medical Examiner
July 31 2012 11:30 AMWhy Have Teen Pregnancy Rates Dropped?A new study shows how to reduce them even more.
Medical Examiner
April 13 2012 6:35 AMAre TV and Video Games Making Kids Fat?The effects of "screen time" on childhood obesity.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 13 2011 12:59 PMSpank No MoreWhy are fewer parents hitting their kids?
Medical Examiner
July 14 2011 6:37 PMMy Dog Ate My PrescriptionShould slacker patients get special treatment?
Medical Examiner
Dec. 14 2010 1:57 PMDead GiveawayWhy don't more Americans use their free health insurance?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 6 2010 3:27 PMThe Doctors Will See You NowShould you crowdsource your medical problems?
Prescriptions
June 17 2010 9:35 AMThe Reflex To Treat RefluxWhy do we overmedicate babies for heartburn?
Prescriptions
April 29 2010 9:47 AMLittle Bundles of JoyWhy do insurers ignore the most promising way of cutting health costs?
Prescriptions
Jan. 20 2010 11:55 AMGrand IllusionWhy do we pretend that an insurance mandate will help the health care crisis?
Prescriptions
Nov. 18 2009 6:14 PMMy Own Private ScreeningWhat watching ESPN could teach us about mammograms.
Prescriptions
Sept. 28 2009 1:28 PMTalk to the Invisible HandThe promises and perils of treating patients more like consumers.
Prescriptions
Aug. 14 2009 10:10 AMColor BindHow to fix racial disparities in medical care.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2013 3:44 PMTen Questions About Obamacare You Were Too Embarrassed to AskThe health care exchanges open Tuesday. Don’t worry! We have you covered.
Medical Examiner
July 11 2013 5:06 PMWho Has an Abortion After 20 Weeks?That’s right when my patients find out about devastating fetal defects.
Pandemics
Dec. 18 2012 4:33 PMThe Flu Vaccine ControversyAre drug companies really more dangerous than the flu virus?
Medical Examiner
June 28 2012 7:45 PMDon’t Celebrate YetThe Supreme Court’s decision will make it much harder to extend health insurance to America’s poor.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 31 2012 7:00 AMThe Secret of American Health CareSurprise! It's already socialized.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 19 2011 11:33 AMA Womb Without a ViewMajor birth defects come as a surprise for most parents, but they don’t have to.
Medical Examiner
April 14 2011 4:54 PMTiny NukesHow dangerous are small doses of radiation?
Medical Examiner
Nov. 4 2010 4:46 PMManic PanicWhy are more and more children being diagnosed with bipolar disorder?
Prescriptions
July 15 2010 3:29 PMSugar DaddiesThe unexpected lesson of the Avandia debacle.
Recycled
May 7 2010 12:30 PMNatural DisastersWhy do we focus on the least important causes of cancer?
Prescriptions
Feb. 24 2010 2:00 PMHow To Sell Germ WarfareCan hand sanitizers like Purell really stop people from getting the flu?
Prescriptions
Dec. 21 2009 12:28 PMCooking the BooksThe statistical games behind "off-label" prescription drug use.
Prescriptions
Nov. 9 2009 12:18 PMDo We Have a Winner?How to reform the broken medical malpractice system.
Prescriptions
Sept. 2 2009 12:13 PMThe Fix Is InThe hidden public-private cartel that sets health care prices.
Prescriptions
July 22 2009 11:56 AMNobody's Normal AnymoreShould we blame overdiagnosis for rising health costs?

READ MORE STORIES

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister

The Strange History of Wives Gazing at Their Husbands in Political Ads

Television

See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 12:04 PM John Hodgman on Why He Wore a Blue Dress to Impersonate Ayn Rand
  News & Politics
Jurisprudence
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful.
  Business
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
  Life
Education
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 2:56 PM How Faithful Is David Fincher’s Gone Girl?
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 2:38 PM Scientists Use Electrical Impulses to Help Paralyzed Rats Walk Again
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.