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.
When a voiceover artist temporarily loses the use of her primary asset, the struggle back to speaking unearths what’s gone unsaid for too long.
Imperceptibly and without warning, your pulse accelerates, your mind races, and panic grips your body—for anxiety attack sufferers, every day is a case in survival. A journey to the wild to confront the fear.