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The Death Doulas of Kerala

A network of volunteers is helping people in India end their days in peace.
Jeremy Laurance
2.28.17
Doctor's Note

Now That We Can Alter Our Genetic Code, Should We?

Facing a breast-cancer survivor, a doctor grapples with the implications of new gene-editing recommendations.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
2.24.17
You're Smarter Than That

How I Changed an Anti-Vaxxer's Mind

That anti-vaxxer was my mom.
Kastalia Medrano
2.15.17
Tonic Talks

What It’s Like to Lose Your Husband in Your 30s

Grieving sometimes involves Johnny Walker Blue and a gorilla costume.
Rajul Punjabi
2.13.17
Whoa

Virtual Reality Could Take the Pain Out of Surgery

“I was transported. Normally I’m very stressed, but now I feel so, so relaxed.”
Jo Marchant
1.31.17
healthcare

More Infants Die During Republican Administrations

"It does not look like it will be the best time for babies."
Olga Oksman
1.30.17
Butts

Let’s Be Real: Americans Are Walking Around With Dirty Anuses

But is the brown tide finally turning?
Terri Coles
1.17.17
Meducation

I Tried to Get Off Ativan

And learned some dark things in the process.
Harriet Brown
1.12.17
healthcare

How Much Does it Hurt?

One day in the future doctors won't have to ask you—they'll just know.
John Walsh
1.10.17
How Not to Die

Are Rich People Already Infusing Themselves With Young Blood?

Inside the latest longevity pseudoscience.
Mark Hay
1.5.17
Doctor's Note

When Your Patient Is a Murderer

It was impossible to reconcile the woman on the gurney with what she had done.
Frank Huyler, MD
1.4.17
Transformations

How to Return to Normal Life After a Crazy Trip

New groups help people process their psychedelic experiences.
Shelby Hartman
1.3.17