Articles tagged with health

Marco Ramos

Decades of biological research haven’t improved diagnosis or treatment. We should look to society, not to the brain.

Rachel Rebouché

It is time to stop talking about Roe as the touchstone for abortion rights and to start imagining what law and policy can do to facilitate affordable and available services.

Ruha Benjamin Bram Wispelwey Michelle Morse Dorothy Roberts

A recording and transcript of our event on inequities in medicine and child welfare.

Katharine S. Walter

Until COVID-19, tuberculosis killed more people each year than any other infectious disease. Its rising toll is increasingly fueled by mass incarceration.

Wendy A. Woloson

A cancer diagnosis reveals how pervasive consumerism has become, infecting even the stuff meant to heal us.

Adam Gaffney

To meet the challenge of enduring spread in the years to come, we must prioritize primary care and community health over the profit-driven status quo.

Brian Teare

Narrative medicine claims to champion the experience of patients—but it does so by requiring that the sick “earn” their care by telling a redemptive tale about what is wrong with them.

Sara Matthiesen

After Roe v. Wade, Angela Davis wrote about how the reproductive rights movement was failing women of color. As Roe is dismantled, her diagnosis is more crucial than ever.

Christine Henneberg

My patients and I don’t use words like “choice” or “viability.”

Wendy Johnson

Physicians have been fighting for health justice for decades. To succeed, we need practical models for collectively remaking our systems of care.