Doctor's Note

Doctor's Note

The Woman Who Saw Dragonlike Faces

What doctors like me can learn from patients' most bizarre symptoms.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
10.11.18
Doctor's Note

When a Single Choice Is Life or Death for Your Patient

A doctor is faced with a devastating decision.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
10.2.18
Tonic

The Cat Who Could Predict Death

Over several years, Oscar the cat had curled up next to 50 patients. Every one of them died shortly thereafter. How could doctors reproduce this ability?
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
9.25.18
Doctor's Note

When Your Young Patient Refuses Life-Saving Treatment

She had pushed a three-inch sewing needle into her heart some time ago, and the damage was starting to show.
Frank Huyler, MD
9.25.18
Fighting Words

Forcing Psych Meds on Detained Children Perpetuates Distrust About Mental Health Care

The unethical treatment not only affects these kids, but it could have lasting impacts on people of color seeking mental health treatment.
Nikhil "Sunny" Patel, MD, MPH
J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD
8.3.18
Doctor's Note

The NBA May Be Pushing its Tallest Players to the Point of Injury

A doctor's theory about this season's injury epidemic.
Jalal Baig, MD
4.27.18
Doctor's Note

What You Need to Know About the Coffee Cancer Warning in California

Drinking coffee is associated with apparent health benefits, and no evidence of net harm—cancer or otherwise. The judicial standard applied in the California lawsuit distorts that view.
David L. Katz, MD, MPH
4.2.18
Doctor's Note

I Delivered a Baby on My Flight to New York

I'm 27 and I'm not an OB/GYN.
Sij Hemal, MD
1.25.18
Doctor's Note

Serena Williams’s Birthing Nightmare Is All Too Familiar for Black Women

As a black OB/GYN, I know this first-hand.
Sanithia L. Williams, MD
1.12.18
Doctor's Note

Doctors Shouldn’t Get Fired for Skipping the Flu Shot

I should have the basic right to an informed decision, too.
Jalal Baig, MD
11.3.17
Doctor's Note

Doctors Need to Stop Wearing Ties

They're filthy cesspools of infection.
Jalal Baig, MD
10.12.17
Doctor's Note

Trump's Brain and the 25th Amendment

Eight experts gathered to discuss POTUS's mental situation.
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD
9.8.17
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