'Birth Control,' Today's Comic by Tara Booth
Tara is feeling frisky after finishing her first week of birth control.
Race and Health
The Need for Patient Advocacy When You're Black in the Doctor's Office
Doctors tells us the most effective ways to advocate for a friend or family member.
George M. Johnson
How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist
As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.
How Can You Treat Someone Who Doesn't Think They're Mentally Ill?
Laws are being passed that make it possible to compel people to receive treatment for health problems they don’t believe they have.
Parents Need to Do More For Teens With Depression
If you don't let your kid get treated for mental health issues, is that neglect?
I Need Medication to Treat My Mental Illness. Why Can't People Accept That?
At 27, a decade into taking medication for depression and anxiety, I'm used to strangers telling me that I should try yoga or do breathing exercises instead. But I'm certain my life would be far worse without meds.
When Should a Prescription Drug's Side Effects Count as a Disability?
“Part of me can kind of understand where they're coming from, but most of me doesn't.”
Big Pharma Policies on Sharing Research Are Super Shady
A new review published in the British Medical Journal found policies were really varied.
Things Can Go Really Wrong When You Suddenly Go Off Your Meds
Talk to your doctor first—this one is worth coughing up that co-pay for.
The High Price of Insulin Is Literally Killing People
Diabetics stretching their doses should be scared of the GOP’s health plan.
Micaela Marini Higgs
united states of addiction
Virtual Reality Could Help Break America's Opioid Addiction
Patients report their pain fell by as much as 75 percent when using the devices.
What Really Happens When You Drink While on Psych Meds?
When it comes to drugs, nothing is promised to you.