How Not to Die

How Doctors Keep Jehovah’s Witnesses Alive When They Refuse Blood Transfusions

“I was raised in a religion where blood transfusions were the worst possible thing you could ever do.”
Elizabeth Brown
Race and medicine

Race Isn’t Supposed to Matter in the ER, but It Does

How race can influence who lives and dies from trauma.
Shayla Love
is this real life?

My Plastic Surgeon Made My Post-Cancer Breasts Two Sizes Too Small

“This has never happened to me before,” he says.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
is this real life?

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Healthy’ or ‘Sick’ After You’ve Had Cancer

When my oncologist finally gets back to me, she swiftly crushes my idea of remission.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
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

How to Build a Penis

Surgeons explain the slow, careful process.
S.E. Smith
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel

Why Do We Have Health Insurance Companies Anyway?

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

I Got Surgery Without Anesthesia and I'd Do it Again

Americans really need to harden up.
Justin Caffier
is this real life?

Episode 9: My Surgery Bill Was 75K

I was responsible for $300. Thanks, Obama.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
Supported By Sutter Health

Microscopic Robots Are on the Way to Replacing Your Doctor

Nanotechnology is refreshingly close to helping real, live people.
Jesse Hicks
is this real life?

Episode 8: One of the Weirdest Parts of Cancer is Getting Used to My New Breast

I don't know what passes for normal anymore.
Lindsay Jean Thomson