We can blame the weather for lots of things, maybe even seizures

High humidity and low atmospheric pressure may bring on epileptic seizures.

Learning to read and write alters brain wiring within months, even for adults

Study of illiterate adults showed changes in areas associated with learning and attention.

Learning to read and write alters brain wiring within months, even for adults

Study of illiterate adults showed changes in areas associated with learning and attention.

The scary story about how lead gets into drinking water

Nova gives a needed science lesson sparked by the troubles in Flint, Mich.

Here’s how to help your allergic child deal with food bullying

First, have a gentle conversation to find out whether it’s happening.

Bullies use a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids: Peanuts

Young people with severe allergies are being harassed, teased and threatened.

Reflections from the Hill: How residents participate in advocacy

Advocacy on the Hill can be a challenging, since it’s never clear how much a single person or small group of people can impact an issue. However, that fact alone should never stop anyone from doing advocacy work. Jessica Isom, Nkemka Esiobu, and myself had met with Dr. John Krystal (chair of the Yale psychiatry […]

In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On

Nearly 130 years since its inception, a modest knob of rubber with a metal handle is still invaluable in diagnosing disease and avoiding expensive testing. But its history is anything but simple.

What’s In Your Drink, The Straw That May Detect Date Rape Drugs

Hearing about how often date rape drugs are used was the last straw that has led to the first straw.

You want doctors to be doctors again? Get out of the way.

I have a confession to make. I don’t understand the concept of burnout. I mean, I get the idea. Medicine is, at least when you are the kind of doctor who deals with life and death, inherently stressful. And I feel the stress. It’s as if someone applied a vice grip to my insides in […]

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