Different doctors don't treat the same disease the same way. Often, these inconsistencies in care are slight, without major effects on someone's recovery. Sometimes, however, these differences are significant. If two hospitals in the same town have very different results when

Earlier this month, the Associated Press published an article with a surprising headline: “Medical benefits of dental floss unproven,” the AP reported, followed by paragraph after paragraph implying that flossing has no benefits. The story quickly generated clickbait headlines, such

The controversy over soda taxes tells us why effective public health policies are so difficult to enact. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently proposed a tax on sugary beverages to help fight obesity. The proposal drew national headlines after both Democratic presidential

Gun violence is a medical problem just like heart disease, but not for the reason you might expect. On December 2nd of last year, news outlets across the United States reported an all-too-familiar headline: another mass shooting claimed American lives, this

I didn't know what it was, but it hurt – a subtle, gnawing soreness that I wouldn't think about, but was never quite off my mind. Medical school had just started. I was beginning a new chapter in my life, and

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