Medicine

Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder
October 24, 2014

We do not like to think about our decrepit and declining future—and so we end up unprepared for it.

The U.N. Caused Haiti's Cholera Epidemic. Now the Obama Administration Is Fighting the Victims.
The death toll is nearly double the Ebola outbreak
October 24, 2014

The death toll is nearly double the Ebola outbreak.

Young Doctors Can Be Courageous. They Can Also Be Careless.
Craig Spencer probably never thought he'd get Ebola himself
October 24, 2014

Doctors really do make the worst patients.

America's Organ Transplant Law Is Criminally Unfair to Donors
October 23, 2014

More Americans have died waiting for an organ than died in WWI and II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

We Should Quarantine Everyone Coming From Countries With Ebola Outbreaks
An infectious-disease specialist says the time for half-measures is over
October 16, 2014

"There is a real possibility that the numbers will proliferate more rapidly than expected."

Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt
I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer
October 13, 2014

I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer.

It's Time to Take Back Our Aging, Smelly Bodies
Why it's important to resist shame and disgust
October 06, 2014

Why it's important to resist shame and disgust.

Is Ebola Here to Stay? “That’s Our Biggest Fear."
This new test will be key to separating Ebola from other sicknesses
October 06, 2014

This new test will be key to separating Ebola from other sicknesses.

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