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ABC News

Hawaiian officials fear infections of rare parasitic worm will increase., April 7, 2017.

Medical student’s death highlights high rates of physician suicides., April 25, 2017.

What patients need to know about new recommendations for prostate cancer screening., April 11, 2017.

The Atlantic

Mapping the Microorganisms Behind Hospital-Borne Infections. The Atlantic, January 11, 2017.


The Science of Obama’s Fly-Swatting. Discover, June 18, 2009.

Vaccine Production is Horribly Outdated. Here are 3 Ways to Fix It. Discover, July 27, 2009.

Science Finds God (In the Brain at Least). Discover, January 2010.

Inserting Human Gene into Mouse Brains Gives Them Lower Voices. Discover, January 2010.

The New York Times

Reading My Patients’ Obituaries. The New York Times, March 10, 2016.

When Doctors Don’t Talk to Doctors. The New York Times, June 18, 2015.

Can You Afford Your Medicines? Doctors Don’t Ask. The New York Times, May 1, 2014.

Popular Science

A Magnetic Machine Plucks Pathogens from Blood. Popular Science, June 2009.

Battling Over Aging Nuclear Warheads. Popular Science, April 15, 2009.

Reuters Health

Benefits of Volunteering Stem from Personality. Reuters Health, May 2, 2014.

Seniors Can Often Simplify Medication Routines. Reuters Health, May 2, 2014.

Less Nutritious Foods Take Heavier Environmental Toll: Study. Reuters Health, May 1, 2014.

BMI Linked to Breast Cancer Risk After Menopause. Reuters Health, April 25, 2014.

Working With a Pharmacist Benefits Stroke Patients: Study. Reuters Health, April 24, 2014.

Decision-Making Input Linked to More Satisfied Cancer Patients. Reuters Health, April 23, 2014.

Some New Facebook Friends May Signal Relationship Troubles. Reuters Health, April 15, 2014.

Kids See Less Conflict at Home when Dads Quit Drinking. Reuters Health, April 11, 2014.

Physical Therapy May Not Help Whiplash Pain. Reuters Health, April 10, 2014.

Head Injury Risk is High in Mixed Martial Arts: Study. Reuters Health, April 2, 2014.

Optimism Linked to Healthier Eating Among Women. Reuters Health, March 27, 2014.

Most People with Heart Disease Can Travel to High Altitude: Review. Reuters Health, March 21, 2014.

Blocks, Puzzles Help Kids Prep for School and Life. Reuters Health, March 20, 2014.

Mindfulness Meditation Can Cut Chocolate Cravings. Reuters Health, March 13, 2014.

Kids with Family Routines More Emotionally, Socially Advanced. Reuters Health, March 12, 2014.

Nurse Numbers, Education Linked to Patient Death Rate. Reuters Health, March 7, 2014.

Older Adults May Struggle with Excess Possessions. Reuters Health, March 6, 2014.

Evening Workouts Don’t Disturb Sleep. Reuters Health, February 26, 2014.

Marriage Quality May Influence Heart Disease Risk. Reuters Health, February 20, 2014.

Plain Cigarette Packs Spur Quitline Calls: Study. Reuters Health, February 13, 2014.

Flavor-Pairing May Teach Kids to Like Vegetables. Reuters Health, February 6, 2014.

Many Chronically Ill Americans Unable to Afford food, Medicine. Reuters Health, January 30, 2014.

Parents’ Attitude Linked to Kids’ Chronic Pain. Reuters Health, January 7, 2014.

Daily Routines May Influence Sleep Quality, Quantity. Reuters Health, January 2, 2014.

Group Therapy May Help Ease Social Anxiety Disorder. Reuters Health, December 4, 2013.

Risk Factors May Point to Less-Safe Senior Drivers. Reuters Health, November 29, 2013.

Headache Docs List Top-5 Tests and Treatments to Avoid. Reuters Health, November 21, 2013.

Most Women Keep Using IUDs, Contraceptive Implants. Reuters Health, November 13, 2013.

Hospital Room Lighting May Worsen Patients’ Mood, Pain. Reuters Health, November 6, 2013.


Why Your Fat Could Be Valuable for Stem Cell Research. Scienceline, September 9, 2009.

When Immune Cells Attack. Scienceline, August 17, 2009.

The Good Side of Brain Manglers. Scienceline, June 30, 2009.

Sea Level Rise Could Hit North America Hardest. Scienceline, April 6, 2009.

Preserving Nerves. Scienceline, December 26, 2008.

Crashing Galaxies Offer Best Evidence Yet of Dark Matter. Scienceline, October 17, 2008.

Scientific American

For Transgender People, a Good Doctor Is Hard to Find. Scientific American blog, February 20, 2014.

Caring for the Patient When the Patient Doesn’t Care. Scientific American blog, November 13, 2013.

Reality Checkup: Medical Artificial Intelligence Still a Hard Sell in the Clinic. Scientific American, January 12, 2010.

Scientific American MIND

Sing Your Way to Fitness. Scientific American MIND, May 2014.

Depression Drugs Affect Personality. Scientific American MIND, November 2011.

Photos with Strange or Funny Details Deemed Most Memorable. Scientific American MIND, November 2011.

People Like to Keep Busy. Scientific American MIND, November 2010.

Depression Drugs Affect Personality. Scientific American MIND, September 2010.

Sing-Song Speakers Score Highly on Measures of Empathy. Scientific American MIND, July 2010.

Could Cell Phone Radiation Protect Memory? Scientific American MIND, May 2010.

Broken Promises. Scientific American MIND, May 2010.

Belief in the Brain. Scientific American MIND, March 2010.

Divining the Right Drug. Scientific American MIND, March 2010.

Inflamed Neurons. Scientific American MIND, January 2010.

Immune Response May Worsen Alzheimer’s. Scientific American MIND, January 2010.

Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good? Scientific American MIND, January 2010.

Bringing Science Policies to Clinical Psychology. Scientific American MIND, January 2010.


Learning How to Eat Again After Recovering from Addiction. Slate, March 20, 2018.


Our Patients Need Us. Slate, November 15, 2016.

Why Do Doctors Still Use Pagers? Slate, February 12, 2016.

STAT news

Nursing Homes Routinely Refuse People on Addiction Treatment. STAT News, April 17, 2018.

Why Did Five Patients in the Same Hospital Come Down With a Rare Blood Infection? STAT News, September 14, 2017.

This 6-Year-Old Suddenly Had Trouble Reading. Why Was She Going Blind? STAT News, August 16, 2017.

‘I Had Trouble Getting Enough Air In:’ When a Cough Is Not Just a Cough. STAT News, July 17, 2017.

When Eye Irritation Is More Than It Seems at First Glance. STAT News, June 26, 2017.

After Four Years, It Took a Geneticist a Few Hours to Unravel a Boy’s Puzzling Illness. STAT News, May 16, 2017.

Why a Honeymoon in Paradise Turned Into a Nightmare. STAT News, May 2, 2017.

‘Something Wasn’t Right’: When an Infection After Surgery Isn’t What It Seems. STAT News, April 17, 2017.

Dear Fellow Doctors: Please Play Nice. STAT news, October 10, 2016.

Opioid Users Flock to a Safe Place Where They Are Monitored — and Not Judged. STAT news, November 1, 2016.

As a Stealthy Liver Disease Becomes More Common, the Search for Treatments Accelerates. STAT news, October 6, 2016.

Why Fentanyl Is Deadlier Than Heroin, In a Single Photo. STAT news, September 29, 2016.


I’m a Doctor. I Worry Every Time I Prescribe Painkillers to a Patient. Vox, January 14, 2016.