In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. One young woman’s struggle shows why.
Many American students, myself included, never learn the human part of evolution.
In the latest Democratic presidential debate, the candidates stopped being polite and started getting real.
Lead-tainted drinking water is not only a problem in Flint and Newark.
A twist in the science of how people form their political identities
Atlantic writers look ahead at their beats.
As Americans sink under medical expenses, debt collectors go to great—and sometimes strange—lengths to collect.
Just a few hours of therapy-like interventions can reduce some people’s anxiety.
Hundreds of people say a Michigan doctor falsely diagnosed them with epilepsy. He wouldn’t be the first to lie to patients about how sick they are.
“Extreme larks” get up naturally when some people have hardly gone to bed.
Social rejection can fuel violence, but only if the perpetrator has access to a deadly weapon.
Democratic presidential candidates paint insurers as the health-care bogeymen, letting providers off the hook.
Moving the whole country to public insurance could result in two tiers of health care. In fact, it did in Brazil.
There might be a simple explanation for why edibles make some people so paranoid.
Inside the mind of a psychologist who helps determine whether parents are “good enough” to keep their children
Your mood might have a big influence on the type of companionship you want.
Their reasoning shows how far women’s rights have come since the late 1800s.
There might be a hidden link between seasonal sniffles and mood disorders.
Even the best-informed patients—physicians—don’t always follow medical advice when it comes to their own treatment.
In a nationwide first, New Jersey will allow paramedics to initiate buprenorphine, a medication that can treat opioid addiction.
On the second night of the Democratic debates, the former vice president suggested, puzzlingly, that he would jail insurance executives.