How Anthony Fauci Became America’s Doctor
An infectious-disease expert’s long crusade against some of humanity’s most virulent threats.
April 10, 2020
A Preventable Cancer Is on the Rise in Alabama
The state’s refusal to expand Medicaid is causing poor women to miss out on lifesaving screenings.
March 30, 2020
Paging Dr. Robot
A pathbreaking surgeon prefers to do his cutting by remote control.
September 23, 2019
The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies
New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers. But can we afford them?
July 15, 2019
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
November 5, 2018
The Neuroscience of Pain
Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.
June 25, 2018
What Does It Mean to Die?
When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.
January 29, 2018
Cancer’s Invasion Equation
We can detect tumors earlier than ever before. Can we predict whether they’re going to be dangerous?
September 4, 2017
A.I. Versus M.D.
What happens when diagnosis is automated?
March 27, 2017
The Heroism of Incremental Care
We devote vast resources to intensive, one-off procedures, while starving the kind of steady, intimate care that often helps people more.
January 15, 2017