Better Than Medicine: 5 Foods to Strengthen Your Inner Man

Make thy foods thy medicine!

What Survives the Centuries: Children’s Sketches and Home Remedies

One child’s lost drawings in a 19th-Century medical manuscript.

Foreskin Wars: Why is the United States so Addicted to Circumcision?

As the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) circumcision policy receives further volleys of grapeshot, a new question arises: Why do we need a policy on circumcision at all?

Should All Children Be Screened for Mental Health Conditions?

Should it be mandatory for children to be tested so those struggling in silence do not go undiagnosed?

The One Big Taboo No One in the World Wants to Talk About

Why is no one talking about the suicide rate and what’s causing it?

Touching the Past: Why is History Important?

Dr. Alun Withey on the tangible effects of history and why he finds it so interesting.

The Original Quack’s and Their Secret Remedies

Dishonest salesmen were an issue even in the 17th and 18th centuries.

A History of the Hand of Man

History can teach us a lot about how society viewed different trends, including body shapes.

Appreciating the Doctor in Early Modern Britain

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

‘Weird’ Remedies and the Problem of ‘Folklore’

The term “folklore” may be keeping us from some very important treatment discoveries.

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.

The Secret to Avoiding the Flu? Take a Chill Pill

Stress is bad for more than just your sanity.

Bringing Back the Dead: A Look at the Early Days of Science and Medicine

Every modern medical practice was new at one point, including resuscitating victims of drowning.

The Link Between Orange Juice and Healthcare Reform Gives Us All a Cold

“Socialized Medicine” – sounds like something that was said off the cuff on Meet the Press as human speech first emerged at the dawn of mankind. Not quite.

I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die

Afraid of “giving up” and not “fighting hard enough” we can become oblivious to true acts of love.

‘Sick Roles’ Past and Present – The Sick Must Act Sick

The fact is that sickness has always been a topic of conversation, and the similarities between us and our early modern contemporaries continues to astonish me.