To understand everything wrong about health care in America today, look to a horrifying trend in amputation.
After a lifetime of mental illness, one woman opts to try electroconvulsive therapy. She discusses her decision with her sister.
Migraines, 3D magic, and an unlikely correspondence from one “incredibly stereoscopic person” to another.
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.