Viewfinder: International Aid Arrives in Venezuela
Workers unload medicines and disposable medical supplies from a cargo plane after landing at Simon Bolivar International Airport on May 16th, 2019, in Maiquetia, Venezuela.
House Calls Can Lead to Dramatically Better Health Outcomes Among the Elderly
Research shows that house calls are an excellent way to deliver care, providing better outcomes and lowering costs. So why aren't we funding more of them?
More Women Began Demanding Long-Acting Contraceptives After Trump Was Elected
In November of 2016, a lot of American women feared using access to contraception—so they got IUDs.
With the Deadline Fast Approaching, ACA Open Enrollment Numbers Look Grim
Since the sign-up period began on November 1st, slightly more than 4.1 million people have enrolled in 2019 plans—a significant decline in comparison with previous years.
Why Are Opioid Abuse Rates Higher Among Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals?
New research suggests that sexual minorities are particularly vulnerable to dependency on these drugs.
Female Heart Attack Victims Are More Likely to Survive If Treated by a Woman Doctor
New research suggests male physicians are less successful at treating female patients.
Medical Social Workers Are Essential, but Under-Appreciated
A lack of support from the medical establishment for those practicing the profession has led to a high attrition rate and tough psychological problems.
Viewfinder: An Ebola Vaccination Campaign Kicks Off in the Democratic Republic of Congo
A nurse working with the World Health Organization shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine at the town hall of Mbandaka on May 21st, 2018, during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign.
Doctors Who Get Gifts From Opioid Sales Reps Prescribe More Opioids
In wooing a doctor, even a single meal makes a difference.
Health-Care Costs Are Growing in the U.S., Thanks in Large Part to Private Insurers
Three charts that show how health-care costs are rising, especially for people with private insurance.
In Chicago, Black Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Are Dropping Dramatically
While other major U.S. cities see the disparity in outcomes between black and white women battling breast cancer grow, a unique program in Chicago has reversed the trend.
'Medical Symptoms That Medicine Can't Hear': A Conversation With Maya Dusenbery
In her new book, Dusenbery provides a comprehensive and much-needed look at how sexism in the medical field is hurting women.
PS Picks: Molly Osberg's Grim Picture of Life in America Without Health Insurance
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
'Grey's Anatomy' Finally Tackles Medicine's Gender Bias
With Miranda Bailey's heart attack, sexism in medicine gets much-deserved mainstream treatment.
Future Physician, Heal Thyself: Get Thee to a Gallery
New research finds medical students who enjoy music and art have qualities that make them better, and less-stressed, doctors.
These 14 Figures Show the Sources of Soaring Health-Care Costs in America
A new report shows rising costs for prescription drugs and emergency room visits.
Want to Fix America's Opioid Problem? Start With Its Doctors.
New research finds a majority of opioids prescriptions came from office-based doctors, not emergency departments.
The VA Is Prescribing Fewer Opioids—but Not for the Reason You Think
American medical institutions created the opioid crisis. The VA is showing how the establishment can help make amends.
When Deafness Is Medicalized: Inside the Culture Clash Over Cochlear Implants
Some fear that, by offering deaf people access to sound, so-called bionic ears could spell the end of the culture built around ASL.