What's Going to Happen to Sleep Medicine?

What is sleep for? That's what sleep medicine must address.

Can We Increase Serendipity?

Information is everywhere–but how can we use it best?

Your Cancer Detection Bra is Ready?

Home health is getting closer to you.

Whatever Happened to Solitude?

Solitude isn't loneliness. Used right, it can provide pleasure and productivity.

Diet Desperation

Diets drive Americans crazy. That shouldn't happen.

Should You Light the Night?

Light is a powerful, temperamental drug. You have to time it right.

New Rules For the Road

An "argument" for maximally exciting driving.

Fighting Families Fall Ill

Does the family that slays together, stay together?

Marijuana - A Medical Panacea?

How might legalized marijuana affect public health?

Why You've Got a 30-Foot Gut

What are we built to eat?

Cheap, Beautiful Skin

Is beauty priceless?

Driving While Asleep

Before you know it, you're gone

New Era for Alzheimer's?

Sometimes there is pathology without disease. What cannot be treated should be prevented.

Prevention Versus Cure

Why don't we see the bad stuff happening until it does?

Chancing It

Chance creates and recreates all life—including your life. And your body knows what to do with it.

Dying for Sleep

Staying awake may kill your ability to stay awake—literally.

Diet Desperation

Health or weight loss—which comes first?

The Enraged Heart

Can anger kill you?

Your Lying, Cheating Brain

Can we remember what we remembered?

Do We Know How to Walk?

Time for new rules for the road.

Why Diets Don't Work

Lance Armstrong said "it's not about the bike." He was right. And with diets, it's not about the food.


Much of the time, prevention is much, much better than cure.

Is Sleep Apnea Boring?

Don't let anyone fool you — sleep is exciting.

Globalizing Fatness

Can we reverse the "weight" of progress?

Marijuana and Tobacco—the Original Uses

Marijuana and Tobacco have a lot in common—even the way they started.

Why Do We Need Y?

What does the Y chromosome do? Do we need it?

The 400,000 Year Old Man

Mel Brooks is not the only carrier of ancestral knowledge. A 400,000 year old man has lots to tell us about ourselves—and what we might have been.

Statins—the New Numbers Racket

Health generally takes a back seat to health care. When it comes to statins, it often doesn't even get a seat.

Can a Single Dose Change Your Whole Life?

If a single dose changes the body permanently, should "doping" athletes be banned for life?