Doctors Outside the VA Need to Know More About the Veterans They Treat

Civilian doctors might not know that their patients have served in the military.

Appreciating the Doctor in Early Modern Britain

What was the position of the practicing doctor within the seventeenth-century community?

Doctors are Killing Themselves. What Needs to Be Done.

When it’s suggested that a resident’s mistake was so heinous that he should “off ” himself, we have an institutional problem.

150 Minutes

Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ The clock is now ticking. In 450 days, I will […]

What Your Doctor Never Told You: The Hidden Cause of Diabetes and Heart-Disease

You may think your habits are keeping you healthy, but you could be overlooking one thing: how much you sit.

We Both Had Cancer. He Died. I Lived.

A father-son story.

Heart-Wrenching Photo of Doctor Crying Goes Viral. Here’s Why.

Crying is considered unprofessional in the medical profession. Why, then, does this photo capture our hearts?

Let’s Hear it for the Boys

A peek behind the urological privacy curtain

Blood Money

Evaluating the choices we make and the people around us. One drop at a time.

I Was About to Fall Through The Cracks. But This One Man Wouldn’t Let Me.

Ground Zero can be a wonderful place to start — How Dr. Mark Goulston became “heartfelt”.

Why Fat-Shaming By Doctors Really, Really Matters

Between 210,000 and 440,000 people die every year as a result of preventable hospital mistakes. How many of those are casualties of weight bias?

Going Downhill With My Father

For Mike Copperman, a family hike turned into a realization of the roles he and his father share in each other’s lives.

The Impossible Male O and Why You Don’t Ask Doctors about Sex

The medical establishment is probably the last place to seek reliable information about mind-blowing sex. You already have everything you need to experience it right now.

How One Amazing Doctor (Who Didn’t Fat-Shame Me) Changed Everything

OR: A brief history of why I hated doctors for so long, and why I finally stopped.

Former Foster Child Beat Odds, Heads to UCLA Medical School on Full Scholarship

Beating the system: Festus Ohan’s story shines through the stereotypes.

“Today my niece is such a normal, healthy, rambunctious first grader, that it is hard to believe she ever got off to such a fragile start.”

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