Too many debates about important issues degenerate into manufactured and misplaced outrage—and it's chilling free speech.
According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn't have to be the case.
A small town once plagued by the most significant childhood-cancer cluster on national record—Fallon, Nevada—has become a case study in outbreak investigation.
One of history's darkest spasms of inhumanity began 20 years ago this week. Remembering unfathomable tragedy and celebrating unprecedented health progress in Rwanda.
This week a major journal published new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol. But doctors are often reluctant to change old habits.
Dr. James Hamblin questions whether breakfast is really "the most important meal of the day."
Brian Cuban, younger brother of relentless billionaire Mark Cuban, on a life of shame and rejection—and what turned it around
At a conference last weekend, practitioners of orgasmic meditation came together.
A new CDC report finds that coverage for tobacco cessation treatment is lacking in state Medicaid programs.
The rise in premiums has slowed, but low-income workers are disproportionat
The new germ theory: Infections play a role in many, many diseases—in ways we're just beginning to understand.
Caring for my dying parents reintroduced substances into my life.
A Pew Research study today says jail is not the place for non-violent drug users.
Some of the ingredients in make-up might be harmful, but a new app helps users pick the products with the least-bad additives.
The relationship between Bill Wilson and his Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder, the unsung Dr. Bob Smith, shows that fellowship—not dogma—is at the heart of the 12 Steps.
Healthcare reform finally got some good news, exceeding enrollment goals and possibly changing minds in the process. Will it still be Democrats' albatross in the midterms?
"Riding in Cars With Boys," if you're a teen girl, is probably an unwise idea.
The Empathy Exams author Leslie Jamison felt ashamed of writing about the physical form until a Virginia Woolf essay vindicated her interest in the fluids and muscles that make us human.
Some have long known the perils of faulty eating. A prescient vintage Atlantic Monthly ad for yeast.
In some cases, the holistic practice could replace narcotics. Integrating meditation into regular treatment could significantly cut healthcare costs.