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genetics

When You Have a Serious Genetic Disease, Who Has the Right to Know?

One woman is suing her father’s doctor for not disclosing that he has a fatal, heritable condition.
Shaun Raviv
7.18.18
Fighting Words

All the Ways People Shame My Post-Cancer Body

You can miss me with the fake nipples, doc.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
6.22.18
Race

Doctors Don’t Always Believe You When You’re a Black Woman

Six black women tell us how they had to advocate for themselves in the doctor's office.
Joanne Spataro
2.2.18
Daily Buzzkill

One Bad Medical Experience Can Scar You For Life

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill fear of needles.
Kathi Valeii
1.22.18
We Asked

You Never Forget the First Time You Cut Someone Open

Surgeons tell us what it was like to use a scalpel on a living, breathing human.
Milly McMahon
10.27.17
healthcare

Why Do We Have Health Insurance Companies Anyway?

Some doctors argue that their patients would fare better paying out of pocket.
Vishal Khetpal
10.13.17
healthcare

What It’s Like to Be a Refugee With an MD

Alithawi is currently a real estate agent and her husband works as a clinical assistant.
Hannah Harris Green
10.10.17
Doctor's Note

Doctors Are Victims of Xenophobia in Trump's America

Racial tension percolating in the shadows is finding light in the hospital.
Jalal Baig, MD
8.28.17
We Asked

Doctors Are Terrified for Their Patients Under Trumpcare

"Modern medicine will allow her to see her 70th birthday. But if this Senate bill becomes a reality, she might not live to see her 30th."
Dhruv Khullar
6.29.17
healthcare

How to Find a Chiropractor Who Won’t Mess You Up

Get your back cracked in the least-sketchy way possible.
Cassie Shortsleeve
12.2.16
Internet Exploring

The Internet Is Not a Doctor

"The internet is the biggest source of misinformation about mental health that has ever been created," says Dr. Robert Epstein, mental health expert and former <i>Psychology Today</i> editor-in-chief.
Rick Paulas
4.30.15
Feeling The Feels

Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early 20s

Is the appearance of mental illness in young people a matter of environment or biology?
Hanson O'Haver
4.29.15