“Could anything actually exist in the scientific universe that is worthy of being called God?” Nancy Ellen Abram's answer is yes: there’s a way to think about God that takes away none of its power but all of its impossibilities, based on the new science of “emergence.”
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch is an academic physician, a professor at Dartmouth Medical School, and a nationally recognized expert on the effects of medical testing. He sees the value of medical care, particularly in those who are acutely ill or injured. But in many other settings, we have exaggerated the benefits of medical care and understated its harms. In this video, Dr. Welch examines some widely held assumptions about the value of medical care.
Caitlin Meyer, senior publicist at Beacon Press, has some book recommendations (and a recipe!) just in time for Chanukah.
As we step into the new school year, parents and teachers need a hearty reminder that all the quirky, alarming, troubling, and troublesome behaviors manifested by children, though concerning, are not evidence of a mental disorder.
As Father’s Day approaches, we’ve been thinking of books we’d recommend to our own fathers. Here are five titles that share a deep interest in the world, or that tell the story of fatherhood itself, with all its memories and complexities and sometime revelations. If your father is anything like ours, we're sure he would take any of these books, find a quiet place to sit, and then read every word.
Erika Janik, author of 'Marketplace of the Marvelous,' takes readers on a visual tour of early medical beliefs, and the current practices they inspired.
Book-browsing turkeys in Harvard Square, SCOTUS and greenhouse gas regulations, doctor empathy, and more. This is what we've been reading about online this week.
Danielle Ofri's acclaimed examination of the intersection of health care and emotion is now available in audiobook.
A new law in Kansas essentially treats abortion providers like sex offenders.
A new book from Danielle Ofri looks at the emotional side of medicine–the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care.
When anti-abortion groups secretly film in doctors' offices, what kind of effect will it have on trust between patients and providers?
Women's hatred of the way they look didn't just appear out of thin air. It was implanted in us in a variety of ways, but primarily through advertising.
Carl Elliott explains why, even when we do not feel direct guilt for wrongdoing, the shame of association should spur us to take action.
This eBook original exhibits Danielle Ofri's range and skill as a storyteller as well as her empathy and astuteness as a doctor.
Women’s History Month Classics: In the thirty-five years since its publication, Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller, MD, has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men’s and women’s psychological development. Wendy...
The tragic killing of a former Navy seal should prompt a great examination of the spiritual damage of war.
Fred Pearce warns that Keystone XL is "no ordinary pipeline," and that energy derived from tar sands comes with too high a price.
On the anniversary of a landmark ruling giving women the right to control their reproductive destiny, Carole Joffe reflects on where we stand today.
Today's must read: The Atlantic posted this piece by Emily Esfahani Smith on the debate over happiness vs. a meaningful life.
A roundup of suggestions for your new (or old) e-book reader.