In an ableist world, health care systems and tech innovators are more invested in high-tech solutions and shiny objects that don’t consider disabled folks’ actual needs during the design process. Many in the disability and caregiving communities rely on their own creative hacks instead, leaning on a culture of collaboration and shared knowledge to make […]
Before Roe vs. Wade, a clandestine network guided thousands of Americans to safe abortions in the 1960s and ’70s. In their piece for The San Francisco Chronicle, Jason Fagone and Alexandria Bordas tell the story of Patricia Maginnis, the creator of “the List,” and the well-organized, underground health care system she and San Francisco women […]
Thailand is a top destination for gender confirmation surgery. Its success is a symptom of Western failure.
Dementia is a kind of erasure, a death before death, where the living discount the infirmed long before they’re gone.
Recovering addicts are fighting the opioid epidemic.
What nurses’ unions can teach the Democratic Party.
While England’s National Health Service institutes large-scale reform, the country’s understaffed, overcrowded hospitals are in crisis.
Shalon Irving was educated, insured, and well-supported by family and friends. She still became a casualty of missed opportunities and neglect by healthcare providers.
In STAT, Eric Boodman examines delusional parasitosis, a psychiatric condition neither science nor medicine understand much about.
In Texas Monthly, Michael Hall surveys the Texans whose health has dramatically improved after receiving medical coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and the group who labored to get them enrolled.