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?
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
There Were No Selfies in the 1900s. But There Were Postcards. Before Americans sent greeting cards, they used postcards to create idealized images of themselves and their lives.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Why Climate Change Isn’t a Sputnik Moment Military technology can’t innovate us out of this one.
Ronald Reagan Is Kobe Bryant The best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.