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  1. life after roe
    How Dobbs Upended Med Students’ FuturesAspiring doctors now must consider what kind of care they’ll learn to provide and how their placement could impact their own family planning.
  2. public health
    Blowing Bubbles and Eavesdropping in the Monkeypox-Vaccine LineHow one New Yorker tracked down a dose: social media, leaps of faith, and bypassing the appointment website entirely.
  3. medicine
    There Is a Monkeypox Antiviral. But Try Getting It.What’s standing between suffering patients and proven relief? Reams of government paperwork.
  4. technology
    New York City’s Ubiquitous Screens Are Making My Life UnlivableTaxis, gyms, Times Square: Everywhere is equipped with a migraine trigger.
  5. medical breakthroughs
    A Pig’s Heart Has Been Successfully Transplanted Into a Human for the First TimeThe 57-year-old man who received a heart from a genetically modified pig is still doing well three days after the operation.
  6. covid-19
    The Good (But Not Great) News About T-Cells and Herd ImmunityTwo areas of research offer tentative hope that meaningful natural protection from COVID-19 may come sooner than expected.
  7. first person
    ‘We Have No Superpowers’: A New Doctor’s Lessons From the PandemicGraduating early to join the front lines of New York’s battle against the coronavirus offers a crash course in medicine’s limitations.
  8. coronavirus
    We Still Don’t Know How the Coronavirus Is Killing UsSix months in, doctors and researchers are continuing to discover dangerous new ways COVID-19 affects the body.
  9. coronavirus
    What It’s Like to Be Part of the First Coronavirus Vaccine Trial“I’m monitoring myself for fever, cough, nausea, headache. All of the symptoms of the virus.”
  10. the cut on tuesdays
    Hannah Never Really Had CancerOn this week’s episode of The Cut on Tuesdays, a story about surviving Munchausen by proxy.
  11. science of us
    These Are Not Sad StoriesHow graphic medicine humanizes the world of health care.
  12. science of us
    Is This Blood Clot Horrifying — or Beautiful?A patient coughed up a beautiful blood clot in the shape of the right bronchial tree.
  13. science of us
    The Real Healing Effects of Fake MedicineA look into the wild world of placebos.
  14. global tech
    Solar-Powered Fridges Can Help Stop EpidemicsMuch of the world doesn’t have access to vaccines for one solvable reason: transportation logistics.
  15. global tech
    Fake Pills, Long Waits: Start-ups Trying to Improve Health Care Around the WorldRural communities around the world face problems getting access to treatment. These companies think they can close the gaps.
  16. the doctor is in
    9 Doctors on the Strangest Objects They’ve Removed From Patients’ BodiesQuarters and candles and dinosaurs, oh my!
  17. cool
    Tokyo Medical School Admits to Tampering With Test Scores to Keep Women OutOfficials were apparently worried women would get pregnant, and thus wouldn’t be able to work long hours in the hospital.
  18. medical breakthroughs
    U.S. Veteran Receives First Penis-and-Scrotum TransplantDoctors at Johns Hopkins successfully performed the procedure on a soldier who lost his genitals during an IED explosion in Afghanistan.
  19. horror stories
    How One Woman Ended Up ‘Embalmed Alive’Ekaterina Fedyaeva checked into the hospital for what was supposed to be a simple procedure.
  20. science of us
    Doctors Don’t Know How to Deal With Women’s PainThree new books explore how women have been conditioned by the medical system to downplay their own suffering.
  21. medicine
    Kate Walsh Reveals That She Had a Brain Tumor Removed in 2015Walsh is part of a campaign urging people to get yearly checkups.
  22. What Malpractice Lawsuits Can Teach Us About Coping With Uncertainty“Sometimes there is simply nothing and no one to blame.”
  23. medicine
    The Human-Tissue Saleswoman Who Advises Surgeons in the OR“The best thing I can do for my surgeons is to try to be a book of knowledge.”
  24. doctors
    These Are the Most Prestigious DiseasesA sociologist in Norway has been studying how doctors there view various diseases, and his results are telling.
  25. health
    Many People Who Are Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Actually Have ItA new study out of Canada found that, in a surprising number of cases, the condition was misdiagnosed.
  26. Your Cough Syrup Probably Isn’t Doing AnythingMost research suggests that cough medicine isn’t any more effective than a placebo.
  27. Doctors Found a Tiny Second Brain Growing Inside This Woman’s TumorIt’s called a teratoma, and in some cases, it can actually cause personality changes.
  28. rip
    Dr. Henry Heimlich Dead at 96His famous anti-choking maneuver has saved an estimated 100,000 lives.
  29. This Smart Helmet Might Be Able to Help Detect ConcussionsIt uses technology developed by NASA.
  30. select all
    This Terrifying Robot-Snake Surgeon Could Save Your Life Some DaySay ah!
  31. Instagram Secrets of the Sexiest Doctor AliveWomen offer to break a limb for an appointment with Dr. Mike
  32. beta male
    Instagram Secrets of the Sexiest Doctor AliveWomen offer to break a limb for an appointment with Dr. Mike
  33. doctors
    Prince Was to Meet With an Opioid Addiction Specialist Before His DeathDr. Howard Kornfeld was called to Paisley Park to assist with “a grave medical emergency.”
  34. race
    Is Racism ‘Saving’ Black People From Opioid Overdoses?There could be an unanticipated positive side effect to how bad some white doctors are at dealing with black pain.
  35. The Psychology of ‘Unnecessary’ MastectomiesMany women know it makes little medical sense. That’s almost beside the point.
  36. man vs. nature
    We Need to Stop Acting Like Nature and Medicine Are EnemiesA new study finds that the words health-care providers use matter a lot.
  37. Your Vaginal Bacteria Is Good For Something!Swabbing newborns may support health later.
  38. startups
    The U.S. Government Says Patients at Theranos Lab Are in ‘Immediate Jeopardy’The Silicon Valley lab has ten days to fix the issue.
  39. medicine
    Rudeness in Medical Settings Could Kill PatientsA recent study paints a grim picture of what rudeness does to doctors’ and nurses’ performance.
  40. medicine
    Read Young Doctors’ Reflections on Their Work“Today I felt helpless, overwhelmed, scared.”
  41. dying
    What Happens When EMTs Encounter Dying Patients — and Their Families“We are strangers walking into their life-changing event.”
  42. synesthesia
    Meet a Doctor With the Almost-Superpower of Mirror-Touch Synesthesia“When Salinas performs a spinal tap on a patient, he can feel the needle going into his own lower back.”
  43. edibles
    The Case for Regulating Pot BrowniesA new study says the THC content is all over the place.
  44. pain and suffering
    So, Is Shapewear Going to Kill Us All or What?“Ominous tingling,” acid reflux, and more!
  45. interview
    Talking to the Doctor Behind the World’s First Successful Penis Transplant“Why is the penis so important to us? I’m not sure, but it is,” says Dr. Andre van der Merwe.
  46. migraines
    In the Future, Nasal Sprays May Help Treat MigrainesIt could take a while, though.
  47. bad doctors
    Joan Rivers’s Doctor Allegedly Took a Selfie During Her Throat SurgeryAnd performed a biopsy without her consent.
  48. medicine
    HIV Found in Child Thought to Be CuredHer doctor says the news was “a punch in the gut.”
  49. very alternative medicine
    Botox Now Used to Treat Premature EjaculationAnd a whole bunch of other things that aren’t wrinkles.
  50. medical miracles
    Second Baby ‘Cured’ of HIV After Early TreatmentAnd there may be several more.
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