Learning From the Next Ebola

Don't Let A Good Crisis Go to Waste - Not This Time

How Do We Learn Best?

What are the most important things to learn? How do we learn them?

The Electronic Health Records Farce

How to make a supremely expensive square wheel.

Life Amoral

Most life on this planet does not worry about us.

All Coked Up

How energized do you want to be?

Zee Drugs

Why are vegetarians waking up with hamburger between their teeth? Check out their sleeping pills.

Aspirin: The Drug of Choice

Want to prevent tumors? Think aspirin.

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.