An investigation alleges extensive child abuse in youth programs in Florida
It’s never too soon for medical students to have their first patient encounter
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The controversy surrounding journalist Naomi Wolf’s new book, Vagina: A Cultural History — an exploration of the brain-vagina connection — has brought fresh attention to the nature and neuroscience of female sexuality. …
My very first patient died — twice.
Less than a week after our White Coat Ceremony — the symbolic start of our medical education, in which we donned short white student coats in front of faculty, friends and family — I, …
New synthetic drugs are popping up at such a rate that the government can’t ban them fast enough. Maybe we should talk about regulating recreational substances instead
“Don’t get sick in July.”
This is a common refrain in teaching hospitals. It’s driven by the academic calendar: July is when the new interns — fresh out of medical school — start work. It’s also when the senior …
A closer look at the data shows that media claims about the Web making us mad might be justified in newsstand sales, but not by science
Medicine is fundamentally not a simple enterprise, but the delivery and access of health care should be.
An unusually harsh prison sentence handed down to the drug-addicted son of actor Michael Douglas has prompted addiction experts to indict the courts for ignoring the treatment needs of inmates.
Kids can tell when they don’t have their parents’ full attention. Dominique Browning argues it’s time for parents to put down their cell phones before it’s too late. Read her full opinion piece on our companion blog Ideas.
News that the Florida teen’s autopsy revealed trace amounts of THC shouldn’t be misinterpreted to equate marijuana use with violence.
Novelist Alice Randall says black women make the choice to remain overweight, but other research shows social and environmental factors can also play a huge role. Read Noliwe M. Rook’s full opinion piece on our companion blog Ideas.