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10 Lies My Breast Surgeon Told Me

By Bianca Alexander and Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.According to the NIH, approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifet…

A Perfect Day for Couples In Santa Fe

Whether it’s Adam and Eve, Adam and Adam, or Eve and Eve, neuroscience suggests that once we choose to create a life with another person, that person becomes the most significant o…

Aging: One Size Does Not Fit All

A new study suggests different measures for defining “old age.”

America's Most Spiritual Spa 2010: Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

Even a first award requires a history. And any history of spiritual spas leads inevitably to the ancient Greek city of Epidaurus and the Temple of Aesculapius. As you may remember,…

Book Review: Being Mortal

Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the EndBy Atul GawandeMetropolitan BooksWith Medicare and modern medicine, we’re worlds away from the poorhouses of 19th century nove…

Book Review: Black Man in a White Coat

Black Man in a White CoatA Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicineby Damon TweedyPicadorWhen Damon Tweedy started medical school in 1997, he learned the painful truth about medic…

Book Review: Chasing Hope

A Patient’s Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future

Book Review: Doctored

Doctored The Disillusionment of an American PhysicianBy Sandeep JauharFarrar, Straus, and GirouxI was already feeling cynical about the medical profession when my longtime doc…

Book Review: The Age of Dignity

The Age of DignityPreparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing AmericaBy Ai-jen PooTHE NEW PRESS Ai-jen Poo ends her book, The Age of Dignity, with a vision of herself at 80: w…

Creating This Kind of Healthcare?

I came to Chiang Mai, Thailand, for a week to put the finishing touches on the house we are building here, and a few days later, I was a passenger in a terrible car crash. The driv…

Film Review: Aloft

AloftDirected by Claudia LlosaSONY PICTURE CLASSICSPeruvian director Claudia Llosa’s moody, ethereal drama is a curious, sad little tale. It follows two timelines: In one, a s…

Film Review: Nise: The Heart of Madness

Nise da Silveira was a Brazilian psychiatrist who revolutionized the way mental patients were treated in the 1940s and ’50s. This elegantly made biopic shows her struggles against …

Film Review: Remote Area Medical

Remote Area MedicalDirected by Jeff Reichert, Farihah ZamanCANDESCENT FILMS The titular organization at the heart of Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s documentary was originally c…

Film Review: The Human Experiment

The Human ExperimentDirected by Don Hardy and Dana NachmanKTFFilmsThe “experiment” referred to in the title of this documentary is the inadvertent one we’re all living in, thanks t…

For Better Group Therapy, Just Add Heat

How to create a "sweat therapy" sauna

How to Find Your Own Personal Miracle Cure

Modern medicine is driven by huge, randomized double-blind trials that may not apply to your own particular genes or lifestyle. Here’s how to join the truly personal medical revolution.

Is Homeopathy Stupid?

Homeopaths believe and their patients believe, and that combined fantasy works great until the body can’t heal itself. Or so I believed…

Mental Health and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Far too many in the Black community are suffering in silence. Mental health, particularly stopping suicides, must be part of the BLM conversation. Here are three barriers to care we must overcome and four ways to make lasting change.

My Mom is a Nurse. What Are We Doing to Protect Her?

Shortages of masks and other critical protective equipment are leaving nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable while they serve on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. What are we doing right now to protect them?

Reopening the Eyes of Compassion

I vividly remember my first day as an intern at a large inner-city hospital in Southern Africa. As I made my morning rounds through the male cardiothoracic unit, I saw patient afte…

The Awakening of a Healer

“Don’t you want your son to live?” The nurse asked. Yes, of course. And that was why I felt I had to leave . . .

The Clinic of Your Dreams

A Burned-out M.D. turns to her community she asked what they wanted in a health-care clinic, then built it — and was transformed. Here’s what the future of med…

The Mechanics of Emotional Contagion: Who Affects Whom?

An excerpt from How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective: Becoming the Medicine We Practice

The Process of a Miracle Cure

Until my cancer diagnosis, I’d never been ill. I was terrified and nothing was helping me conquer the fear. Initially, I felt a traumatic paralysis, the fast-breathing, huddled fea…

Thyroid: The Missing Pieces

It's important to protect your thyroid health so you can avoid problems or resolve current challenges.

Video: Thermography - A Better Alternative to Mammograms?

According to the NIH, approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, so early detection is essential. Though mammograms are consid…

Walking the Health Care Labyrinth

Pioneering the role of “patient navigator,” Elisabeth Russell helps clients navigate the maze of today’s health care system

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