I Tried it
I Got a Gum Transplant So I Could Have a Younger Smile
Sheer vanity prompted me to let a periodontist slice and dice my gums.
Austin's Here Now, Entertain Him: We Talk Mechs, Kingdom Hearts, THQ, More
These podcasts are supposed be an hour, but woops we talked about the 2015 movie 'Pan' for 30 minutes.
'Biopsy Part Three,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby
While waiting for the results of her recent procedure, Rebecca is forced to grapple with the idea that she might have cancer.
'Biopsy Part One,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby
In the first part of this five-chapter comic, we meet a young girl who is getting ready to go under the knife.
A Manic Investigation into the Many Medical Uses of Lasers
Or, how to occupy your mind when your dad is undergoing prostate surgery.
Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery
New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.
Living With It
I Tried to Fix My Knee Pain When My Doctor Proposed Surgery
Here is everything I tried in an effort to avoid the knife.
Horrifying New Podcast 'Dr. Death' Tells the True Story of a Killer Surgeon
The six-episode series examines what happens when our healthcare system fails to "do no harm."
Race and Health
La La Anthony's Documentary Examines the Dangers of Illegal Butt Injections
Anthony tells us about how America's obsession with black women's curves is more dangerous than it seems.
La La Anthony
A New Netflix Doc Exposes Huge Problems With the Way Certain Medical Treatments Are Approved
'The Bleeding Edge' shows how the FDA doesn’t hold medical devices to the same standards of safety and effectiveness as it does prescription drugs, even though some devices will presumably remain in the body for the rest of people's lives.
I Turned My Own Jawbone Into Earrings
I wanted to make a part of myself into something wonderful.
Elvis Costello, Recovering from Cancer Surgery, Cancels Tour Dates
The singer-songwriter wrote on his website that he'd been diagnosed with "a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy." He's confirmed a new album, and he says he'll "return at the soonest opportunity."
Alex Robert Ross