Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age
A doctor's recommendations for mental health evoke more philosophy than biology.
Doctors understand obesity as a social disease, even if most other people don't.
The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.
A divisive word remembered
Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.
Or, the health case for books. New research looks into how screens tell our brains to stay unnaturally alert.
There are now hundreds of flashy "cold and flu" products, but still only a handful of simple, cheap ingredients. Here's one new way to cut through the noise.
Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.
Where does body fat go when it's lost? Into the air, actually.
As people spend more time indoors, ecotherapy is emerging as a way to help rebuild our relationships with nature—and improve mental and physical health.
New studies show just how seriously racial disparities continue to manifest in healthcare—and what can be done
How does exaggeration make its way into health news? A study today says, blame academia.
Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
You can't fake being calm and carrying on. Unless you can.
Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.
This is going to be an okay Thanksgiving. Here's what everyone is asking.
Countering the claim that texting is ruining spines
As presented to the grand jury: a bruise
Important ties between food and mental functioning keep coming.