“The medical establishment has a long history of ignoring patients with ‘unexplained’ symptoms. Long Covid might finally bring about a global attitude shift.”
Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home
“In a time of strained capacity, the ‘hospital at home’ movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere.”
Finding a Path in a Broken System
Thailand is a top destination for gender confirmation surgery. Its success is a symptom of Western failure.
To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten.
“Years after agreeing to take part in research, families of children with congenital Zika syndrome are feeling abandoned.”
Doctors Without Patients: The Eritrean Physicians Stuck in American Licensing Limbo
“What was the whole point of your training if you cannot do something, even in a pandemic?”
‘No One Is Listening to Us’
“The most precious resource the U.S. health-care system has in the struggle against COVID-19 isn’t some miracle drug. It’s the expertise of its health-care workers—and they are exhausted.”
Inking Against Invisibility
In the face of chronic pain, invisible illness, and medical discrimination, Talia Hibbert turned to tatoos to reclaim ownership of her body.
How does receiving a donated organ affect a person’s sense of self? Caitlin Dwyer explores the lives of organ donor recipients and their intimate relationships with donor families.
Maybe It’s Lyme: What Happens When Illness Becomes an Identity?
Molly Fischer dives deep into the growing culture of “chronic Lyme,” a sort of wild West where a proliferation of unconventional approaches to diagnosis and treatment contradict the medical establishment’s contention that, despite some possible lasting symptoms, Lyme is not chronic; and where sufferers find identity and community.
A Clever New Strategy for Treating Cancer, Thanks to Darwin
Robert Gatenby, a radiologist in Tampa, Florida, is rethinking cancer as a chronic illness: studying the link between cancer and Darwin’s principles and finding a way to “outsmart it rather than carpet-bomb it.”