healthcare

Doctor's Note

The Cat Who Could Predict Death

Over several years, Oscar the cat had curled up next to 50 patients. Every one of them died shortly thereafter. How could doctors reproduce this ability?
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
9.25.18
Doctor's Note

When Your Young Patient Refuses Life-Saving Treatment

She had pushed a three-inch sewing needle into her heart some time ago, and the damage was starting to show.
Frank Huyler, MD
9.25.18
Stress

Social Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Even the best medical care may fail if it is not well integrated into the patient’s life.
Richard Gunderman
9.25.18
Parental Advisory

The Insane Things Hospitals Can Charge You for When You Give Birth

“I was charged $4,800 for ‘nursery care’ when my daughter never left my hospital room."
Sarah Yahr Tucker
4.3.18
It's Science

This Biohacker Is Trying to Help People Make Their Own Estrogen

Hormone anarchy, in a quest for more body autonomy for cis and trans women.
Mark Hay
3.22.18
Sex

Everything You Need to Know About Prosthetic Testicles

If you lose a ball, should you get it replaced?
Grant Stoddard
2.12.18
We Asked

We Asked People Why They Avoid the Doctor

"I’d rather take some NyQuil and be done with it.”
Nick Keppler
2.7.18
healthcare

How to Make Millennials Actually Go to the Doctor

Blockchain might revolutionize our medical care.
Hannah Oreskovich
2.6.18
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
healthcare

Preventing HIV Is a Matter of Privilege

How revolutionary is PrEP if vulnerable communities don't even have access to it?
Matthew Terrell
12.28.17
healthcare

Big Pharma Spent Millions to Curb Talk of High Drug Prices

Last year, the pharma industry’ biggest trade group raised a fortune to change the conversation about drug pricing.
Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
12.20.17
We Asked

Med Students at Black Colleges on How to Fix Healthcare for People of Color

Many of them have experienced the challenges themselves.
Ryan Brown
11.8.17