A Prayer’s Chance
To be mentally ill in Ghana.
To be mentally ill in Ghana.
Are you average? Typical? Ideal? Adequate? The idea of ‘normal’ is a historical construct and it's time we got rid of it
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A tour of a nonprofit that collects, warehouses, and donates perfectly good stuff hospitals throw away, from anesthesia machines to unopened surgical tools.
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Why didn’t gay rights cure gay loneliness?
The American medical experiment in Guatemala that left hundreds with STDs.
An NHL goalie on playing with mental illness.
A husband puts himself in his wife’s shoes—with help from a Japanese scientist.
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Sounding a warning on pesticides.
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A program in Washington state aims to teach johns about healthy relationships - and the patriarchy.
Suspecting he had CTE and that it would eventually kill him, a former high school football player kept a diary of what was has happening to his brain.
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ProDoula wants to revolutionize the touchy-feely doula profession — and make millions of dollars along the way.
Silicon Valley’s biohacking craze has turned its sights on small doses of LSD for the workplace.
A palliative-care doctor and triple amputee has built a new kind of hospice in San Francisco.
When the author’s wife was dying, his best friend moved in.
As business declines amidst an opioid epidemic in America, Purdue Pharma’s owners the Sackler family are pursuing a new strategy: putting OxyContin in medicine cabinets around the world.
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