Access to insurance isn’t erasing race- and class-based health disparities.
Anthony Ruffin’s personal mission to place the most vulnerable people living on the street in housing
Physicians rarely agree on anything as strongly as they do that the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill is harmful.
Willie Parker discusses his Christian faith, teen moms, and what’s next for abortion access.
Their debt-ceiling deal with President Trump cleared up a busy congressional calendar and may have removed a big hurdle for Republicans facing a September 30 deadline.
A new technique could revolutionize how a neurodegenerative disease afflicting contact sports is treated.
A last-minute repeal vote could come down to Senators John McCain and Lisa Murkowski, who opposed the GOP’s most recent proposal in July and are facing competing pressures from their state’s governors.
The GOP is still missing the crucial 50th Senate vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. But a looming deadline is providing new momentum, and the legislation has advanced from no-shot to long-shot.
For the anxiety of letting the world down, a grounding technique
Research on the mysterious ways that ALS destroys the nervous system highlights the role of the immune system in doing both good and harm.
The success of a treatment might depend on a person’s microbes.
A new report from the Gates Foundation shows the devastating effects of a lapse in funding for global health.
How a new-agey website started by an actress became so popular—and what it says about the future of health journalism
As unprecedented hurricanes assault coastal U.S. communities, residents and experts fear the storms could unleash contamination the EPA has tried to keep at bay.
An anatomy of daydreaming
Sherry Turkle, the Director of the MIT “Initiative on Technology and Self,” discusses the relationship between talking in real life and cultivating empathy.
A technique to prevent dehydration during a natural disaster, or at other times
It takes $440,000 of medications a year to keep David Mitchell alive. Now he’s founded a nonprofit to make drugs more affordable.
As a psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom has helped others grapple with their mortality. Now he is preparing for his own end.
Some shareholders of a major drug distributor are arguing that the company's goals should be more in line with society's.
A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.
“It's yes, then no, then yes, then no.”