Your Doctor’s Party Shouldn’t Matter



Health care may be a political topic, but your relationship with your doctor shouldn’t be. Medicine has long thought of itself as a pure profession: dispassionate, scientific, and unbiased by [...]

Stop Asking the Candidates to Release Their Medical Records



Two of our best presidents were ill. Others died randomly of unpredictable infections. It’s time to move on. Hillary Clinton’s recent pneumonia and Donald Trump’s appearance on Dr. Oz have [...]

Intergenerational Health: How Parents and Grandparents Influence Our Risk of Mental Illness, Substance abuse, and Other Disorders



How parents and grandparents influence our risk of mental illness, substance abuse, and other disorders. It’s a strange fact that the human body contains more bacterial cells than human ones. [...]