A near-death experience makes this week’s International Asteroid Day a little more tricky to celebrate.
A visit to the New York studio/living room of a family’s style director who has a week’s worth of laundry ahead of her.
You can learn how to read a poem, but you can’t choose how it will affect you. Here, a little cough launches a journey through a reader’s mind.
In search of a remedy for MS, a journey out of the gridlock of America’s health system and into the jungles of Belize, where medicine men promise cures for everything that ails you.
When a genetic disease looms, we’re more like our parents than we’d like to believe—and when we become parents, that fear only grows.
In today’s health care system, medicine often comes with a strange, Faustian bargain—including a plan for almost everything except the price.
A home birth begets a crash course in DIY medical waste disposal.
Luminous portraits taken by a pediatrician-photographer, of people considered to be outside beauty’s dominant ideal.
Going on a five-day cleanse—subsisting on a diet of shots, smoothies, very few actual foods, and no caffeine—leads to visions of apocalypse. From 2013, a quest to find the seven billionth child on Earth.
Boxing belongs to the young. For an off-and-on wannabe, back in the ring and facing down The Chainsaw, the stakes are higher than they’ll ever be.
It begins as a dull ache, then the skull becomes hot and brittle, then the neck stiffens—and then there’s no escaping a migraine. A search for relief, temporary or otherwise.
A mouth guard can do more than save our enamel from nighttime gnashing. It may also shield us from our daily anxieties.