Health & Medicine

Dr. Death

Matt Goodman · D Magazine 0 words

Plano surgeon Christopher Duntsch left a trail of bodies.
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In this exclusive excerpt from 'Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart,' world-renowned Houston surgeon Bud Frazier races to help an ailin...
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Women giving birth are needlessly dying or suffering life-altering injuries because U.S. hospitals aren't following known safety measures, a USA TO...
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So why does prenatal care ignore the topic altogether?
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The Ambien Diaries

Shuja Haider · Popula 0 words

If you spend any time on online forums dedicated to recreational drug use, you are likely to gain a growing admiration for a member named SWIM. The...
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Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.
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A nation of suit-wearing salarymen educates its first generation of stay-at-home dads.
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The long read: When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months ...
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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 st...
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The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.
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As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages them to shed the sort of intimate connections and emotional intelligence that add meaning t...
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The Friend

Matthew Teague · Esquire 0 words

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to ...
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"It's like slavery,” said one rehab participant, “like we were on the plantation."
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The researchers and renegades bringing psychedelic drugs into the mental health mainstream.
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Can we treat psychosis by listening to the voices in our heads?
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I have been afraid most days of my life, which is what anxiety is. The months of this pregnancy have been the most anxious of my life.
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In the midst of a national opioid crisis, mothers addicted to drugs struggle to get off them — for their babies’ sake, and their own.
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