Medical

black maternal health

Black Mothers Share the Devastating Impact of Racism in Maternal Health Care

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, four Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences to highlight the lasting impact of the racism and trauma Black women too often face when entering motherhood.
Kimberly Lawson
4.17.18
Food

The Strange History of the Extremely Low-Carb Diet Fad

The "keto diet" was originated created to treat patients with epilepsy and diabetes. Individuals on the version of the diet that's become popular today say it helps to burn fat and also makes their poop float.
Bethy Squires
5.11.17
Health

Women Make Better Doctors—But They Face Discrimination and Burnout

A shockingly high amount of female physicians report facing discrimination on the job, according to a new study study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal.
Diana Tourjée
5.8.17
Culture

Your Pain Is Not Real: How Doctors Discriminate Against Women

Because of sexist myths about health and pain, women have more difficulty getting proper diagnoses and treatment for serious conditions.
Emalie Marthe
2.12.17
ask-hole

Why Women Bruise More Easily Than Men

In an effort to solve one of life's greatest mysteries, we talked with a slew of dermatologists and medical experts to help us understand where the hell all these bruises came from.
Bethy Squires
9.9.16
crime

Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted at Clinic, Offered Free Sessions

Experts tell us what signs to look for to avoid being victimized by medical staff.
Nancy Dunham
6.28.16
ask-hole

Why Your Eye Won't Stop Twitching

Is it because of caffeine? Multiple sclerosis? Graduate school? We find out.
Bethy Squires
6.10.16