When a 70-year-old man walked the length of the United States in 1909, he sparked a conversation that ultimately changed medicine's ideas about the value of exercise in old age.
A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis.
How will telemedicine shape the future of patient-doctor relationships?
An interview with the man behind this year's controversial outfit.
Doctors look south to replace the king of digits.
Can Obamacare fill in the gaps?
A Swiss company wants to change the way people mourn by transforming the remains of their loved ones into gems.
The procedure, for a long time available only to the very wealthy, is making its way to cultural normalcy.
Your income, how long you dated, and how many people attend your wedding affect the odds you'll stay together.
The serial nature of vlogging makes it the perfect way for people to take control of their own stories, and document the process of transitioning as it happens.
A pill's hue can affect how it's judged by patients, how it's marketed, and even how well it works.
As the virus spreads, Senator John McCain is calling on the Obama administration to name an Ebola "czar."
In "mixed-status" couples, the path to conception is often fraught with medical and legal obstacles.
Stopping at the local CVS is often quicker, cheaper, and easier than going to a hospital or primary-care physician, but it also denies patients the quality care that comes from long-lasting relationships with doctors.
Enterovirus D68 is quietly making thousands of kids sick—and there probably isn't anything anyone can do about it.
Behind a West African success story
A new study shows how careless pumping could lead to more gasoline in the air, soil, and water.
Medicated abortions provided via telemedicine can help bring down costs and get women care earlier in their pregnancies, but opponents have blocked them throughout the country.
How reporting on the disease from West Africa compares with covering war
A surprising amount of support for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which made at least one major error in the handling of its Ebola case, reveals why we trust medical institutions so much.