Kent Sepkowitz 

Kent Sepkowitz is a physician in New York City who writes about medicine.

Medical Examiner
Oct. 8 2013 11:47 PMDeadly DisbeliefThe myth that HIV does not cause AIDS seems to have claimed another victim.
Medical Examiner
March 28 2012 6:00 AMThe End of IllnessA new book on proteomics, and how getting a dog can improve your health.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 3 2011 10:04 AMThe Doctor and the PomegranateAntioxidants don't work, but no one wants to hear it.
Medical Examiner
June 6 2011 4:47 PMWe Eat Crap. It Makes Us Sick.Our inability to talk about it is driving the hysteria around Europe's E. coli outbreak.
Doublex Health
May 20 2010 12:47 PMField of GenesThe wrongheaded approach to science in a New York Times writer's new book about marriage.
Medical Examiner
July 7 2009 11:13 AMPaging Dr. FeelgoodThe joys and perils of giving celebrities what they want.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 12 2009 6:53 AMGrowth IndustryMale-enhancement products that won't spice up your Valentine's Day.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2008 6:35 AMStill in the Lyme LightPoliticians and Hollywood enter the debate over "chronic Lyme disease."
Medical Examiner
June 27 2008 12:57 PMDr. R2-D2The invasion of the surgeon robots.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 28 2007 3:28 PMOperation Fear The creepy claim about anesthesia awareness in the new movie Awake.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 10 2007 1:21 PMUnder the Influence?Drug companies, medical journals, and money.
Medical Examiner
March 1 2007 3:14 PMDead HeadsWhy doctors are bad at mortality.
Medical Examiner
June 13 2006 5:27 AMA Few Good DoctorsDon't look for them on a magazine top-10 list.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 13 2005 11:57 AMSmoke-Free and FatThe health hazards of kicking the habit.
March 22 2013 10:59 AMDoes Your Water Need More Ions?The latest health fad is even more ridiculous than most health fads.
Medical Examiner
March 1 2012 12:54 PMSuperbugs!“Untreatable gonorrhea” joins the ranks of infectious bogeymen.
June 15 2011 6:15 PMFinally, a Selfish Reason To Get Boys Vaccinated for HPVJust don't get distracted by all the oral sex talk.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 9 2010 10:04 AMUnder PressureDon't listen to Tim Tebow: Hyperbaric oxygen chambers are mostly useless.
Medical Examiner
April 7 2010 10:06 AMThat's a WrapThe case for bringing condoms to adult films.
Medical Examiner
April 16 2009 6:58 AMAmerica's Clean TeamIf the Yankees' anti-microbial locker room is such a breakthrough, why aren't hospitals using it?
Medical Examiner
Nov. 28 2008 7:05 AMDoctor, Doctor, Give Me ReviewsDon't even bother with Web-based doc-rating systems.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 13 2008 12:36 PMAlternative UniverseThe homeopathic crowd meets academic medicine.
Medical Examiner
March 17 2008 2:36 PMFor Teeth and for CountryJohn Adams' misplaced celebration of America's dental achievements.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 9 2007 2:53 PMEat CrapWhy Americans should ingest more excrement.
Medical Examiner
June 8 2007 1:45 PMConventional Wisdom?The excesses of the medical conference craze.
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Dec. 12 2006 12:02 PMDr. ShamelessWhy I take handouts from drug companies.
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Feb. 13 2006 5:20 PMOn the Matter of SizeThe inexact science of penis measurement.


War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.


It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Or, why it is very, 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 Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?

The Only Good Thing That Happened at Today’s Soul-Crushing U.N. Climate Talks

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PM Coalition of the Presentable Don’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would a Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 4:45 PM Why Is Autumn the Only Season With Two Names?
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 4:33 PM Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space? An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?