Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former health care reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

The Checkup
Sept. 30 2013 12:50 PMTalking Back to Your DoctorThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR on why it’s so hard, and so important, to question your physician.
The Checkup
Sept. 16 2013 1:27 PMThe Not-So-Insane WorkoutThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR on when a fitness routine can get too intense.
The Checkup
Sept. 2 2013 10:49 AMThe Checkup Podcast: Matters Below the WaistA new health podcast from Slate and WBUR discusses sexual problems and solutions for both women and men.
Letter From Washington
Dec. 16 1999 3:30 AMRead My Vote: No New TaxesInitiative 695 brings right-wing direct democracy to the Evergreen State.
The Checkup
Sept. 23 2013 12:46 PMVaccine Facts and Fictions The Checkup from Slate and WBUR with an update on when to get the flu and HPV vaccinations. 
The Checkup
Sept. 9 2013 9:15 AMMeltdown U.The Checkup from Slate and WBUR on the psychological stresses of college.
The Checkup
Aug. 26 2013 2:40 PMThe Checkup Podcast: Pregnancy MythsA new collaboration between Slate and WBUR discusses pregnancy myths around bed rest, labor pain, and when to cut the cord.

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

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

The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas

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

The Supreme Court, Throughout Its History, Has Been a Massive Disappointment

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

Damned Spot

Now Stare. Don’t Stop.

The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

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

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 5:19 PM Social Outcasts Republican candidates are retreating from debates on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.
  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
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 4:45 PM Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The Knick
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 5:47 PM California Gov. Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrant for Police Surveillance Drones
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.