Paul Offit

Paul Offit, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine.

  • The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

    Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

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