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Mark Levine

October 25, 2010 | Features
St. Vincent’s Is the Lehman Brothers of Hospitals

Its demise was only the beginning. An alarming number of New York’s major medical institutions are teetering on the financial edge.

November 22, 2010 | Intelligencer
GOP Death Panel

What happens to city hospitals if Obamacare gets cut?

June 16, 2008 |
Listening to Hypochondria

A new understanding of the condition is lending it legitimacy, and leading to novel treatments.

June 13, 2005 | Best Doctors
The Sixteen-Pound Tumor

Problem: Forty-four-year-old photographer. Blood in urine, profuse sweating, weight loss, and anemia initially seen as minor ailments. Enormous tumor discovered on his kidney. Surgery could dislodge it, sending it to his heart. Wife seven months pregnant.

June 13, 2005 | Best Doctors
A Heart-Stopping Pregnancy

Problem: Thirty-six-year-old female, pregnant with first child. Sudden signs of heart failure at six months. Mother—and child—face life-threatening surgery.

May 2, 2005 | Travel Feature
Tuk Tuk, Indonesia

Volcano hikes, drop-dead beauty, and absolutely nothing like home.

October 25, 2004 | Winter Travel
Cuzco, Peru

Incan culture, exotic food, and romantic views of the Andes.

June 14, 2004 | Best Doctors
Saving Face

Milton Waner, one of an elite group of New York doctors who are reinventing medicine, uses pioneering surgical techniques to help make kids with severe deformities, like 16-month-old Aslynn Brown, whole again. A harrowing tale of one operation.

June 30, 2003 | Summer Fun
Try That Other Park

Debating the relative merits of Central Park and Prospect Park is a bit like arguing over whether the Atlantic or the Pacific is the better ocean -- which makes it precisely the kind of issue that can elevate the blood pressure of Brooklynites.