Tag: Medicine

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Metal-Mouths

Eighty percent of North American teenagers are in the care of an orthodontist. On our obsession with perfect teeth.

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

Juries trust DNA. But should they?

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What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah?

A midwife, a rash of stillbirths and miscarriages, and a town whose economy depends on fracking.

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Aneurysm

The intricacies of a delicate operation.

Excerpted from Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

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How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness

Chronicling 1,541 days with a car accident survivor.

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Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas

The plight of the uninsured in a red state.

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The Gordie Howe Protocol

The hockey legend’s new life as a medical icon for a questionable stem-cell treatment.

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The Tampon: A History

The story behind a wad of cotton and a bit of string.

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The Secret Sadness of Pregnancy with Depression

“We still have retrograde ideas about how pregnant women should feel, and we need to revise them — not only for depressed women but for all women.”

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Training Young Doctors

On the failing institution of the teaching hospital.

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How We’re Failing Our Female Veterans

From equipment that doesn’t fit to an ill-equipped VA medical system.

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The Last Day of Her Life

A gender studies professor, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, decides to take control of her death.