Sydney Spiesel

Sydney Spiesel is a pediatrician in Woodbridge, Conn., and clinical professor of pediatrics at Yale University's School of Medicine.

March 17 2014 11:55 PMI’m a Pediatrician. Should I Treat All Kids, or Just the Vaccinated Ones?It’s not an easy call.
Medical Examiner
April 1 2009 7:11 AMThe Hawthorne EffectWhy parents swear by ineffective treatments for autism.
What's Up, Doc?
Jan. 16 2009 11:41 AMThe State of the STDThe CDC's updated stats on sexually transmitted diseases.
What's Up, Doc?
Nov. 26 2008 12:19 PMNothing To Sneeze AtWeekly allergy shots might be history.
What's Up, Doc?
Oct. 31 2008 7:10 AMThe Good News and Bad News About MSA miracle drug carries some serious risks.
What's Up, Doc?
Oct. 2 2008 6:57 AMBurnout UDepression and suicidal thoughts in medical students.
What's Up, Doc?
Sept. 4 2008 4:27 PMA Kissing GeneA new study on how genes affect how couples bond.
What's Up, Doc?
July 23 2008 1:37 PMHappier SexDoes Viagra help women who take antidepressants?
Medical Examiner
July 14 2008 2:02 PMYour Health This WeekAre C-section rates rising because mothers are getting older? And why cholesterol drugs for kids are such a bad idea.
Medical Examiner
May 13 2008 4:06 PMYour Health This WeekTantalizing new insight into fat cells. Also, why to eat chocolate while pregnant.
Medical Examiner
April 8 2008 11:39 AMYour Health This WeekIs breast-feeding not all it's cracked up to be? And more.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 26 2008 12:47 PMYour Health This WeekSniffing out illness—literally. And more.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 30 2008 12:12 PMYour Health This WeekIs chocolate bad for the bones? And more.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 13 2007 12:27 PMYour Health This WeekShots for adults and honey for kids.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 13 2007 12:41 PMYour Health This WeekDoes sex late in pregnancy set off labor? And more.
Medical Examiner
April 28 2009 4:40 PMWhat Happened to Avian Flu?It never really went away. We just forgot about it.
What's Up, Doc?
Feb. 4 2009 7:00 AMCrib NotesIs sharing a bed with your baby a good idea?
What's Up, Doc?
Dec. 17 2008 12:21 PMBreathing TroubleThe FDA's new restrictions on some asthma medications.
What's Up, Doc?
Nov. 19 2008 7:05 AMShots All Around!The case for immunizing everyone against the flu.
What's Up, Doc?
Oct. 15 2008 1:13 PMProzac on the PlaygroundThe dangers of off-label use of psychiatric medications in children.
What's Up, Doc?
Sept. 17 2008 11:42 AMWhen Healing HurtsPost-traumatic stress disorder in ICU survivors.
What's Up, Doc?
Aug. 21 2008 5:01 PMCancer-Free GirlsWhy don't moms give their daughters the HPV vaccine?
What's Up, Doc?
July 22 2008 12:22 PMSick BorrowingDo IMF loans lead to higher rates of tuberculosis?
Medical Examiner
June 5 2008 7:02 AMYour Health This WeekBed-wetting, SIDS, and emergency contraception.
Medical Examiner
April 25 2008 12:19 PMYour Health This WeekGetting rid of dust mites—worthwhile?
Medical Examiner
March 14 2008 7:21 AMYour Health This WeekDoes Airborne work? And should 30 million more kids get a flu shot?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 12 2008 12:34 PMYour Health This WeekThe shocking end to that big diabetes study. Plus: Is weed bad for your teeth?
Medical Examiner
Jan. 15 2008 12:27 PMYour Health This WeekHow to live 14 years longer. And LASIK, looking good.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 29 2007 12:10 PMYour Health This WeekAre teens who have sex early really headed for trouble? And do their diets cause acne?
Medical Examiner
Nov. 1 2007 7:34 AMYour Health This WeekDoes daylight-saving time mess with your body's internal clock? And more.




Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough, So They Added Self-Immolation

Why Hillary Clinton and Other Democrats Are Shrewd to Frame All Issues As “Women’s Issues”

  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.