Interactive Map Shows The Truth About Who's Not Vaccinating Kids In LA

A whooping cough epidemic is sweeping across California—and 94% of the cases involve children and infants, for whom the illness can be fatal. Low vaccination rates are responsible for the outbreak. But, surprisingly, it's the most affluent, educated parents who are opting out of immunization programs. » 9/10/14 3:08pm 9/10/14 3:08pm

A Grisly But Fascinating Tale of the Greatest Medical Revolutionary

Thomas Mütter was a surgeon who would transform the world of medicine. Partly that's because he invented anesthesia, but mostly it's because he pioneered the idea of patient-centered treatment. In Dr. Mütter's Marvels, a fantastic new book by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz about his life, we learn how Mütter transformed a… » 9/05/14 12:00pm 9/05/14 12:00pm

Americans Clearly Don't Understand How Deadly HPV Is

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. With the exception of HIV, it is also the most fatal. But for almost a decade, we've had a vaccine that prevents HPV infection and, by extension, the deadly cancers it causes. So why aren't American adolescents getting access to this vaccine? » 8/27/14 11:41am 8/27/14 11:41am