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?
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
View From Chicago
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is The real constraint on a president’s war-making powers is political, not legal.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Building a Better Workplace
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.
Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?
How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen
Occupy Wall Street How can Hillary Clinton be both a limousine liberal and a Saul Alinsky radical?
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.