Archive

2017

The Crowning Touch: Post-Cancer Nipple Options (O, The Oprah Magazine)

What a Doctor Calls a Condition Can Affect How We Want to Treat It (FiveThirtyEight)

Why Do People Stop Taking Their Meds? (NPR’s Shots blog)

Going Gluten Free? Caveats for Kids (U.S. News & World Report)

The Good and Bad of Inflammation (NPR’s Shots blog)

When Should We Eat? (FiveThirtyEight)

Artificial Sweeteners Don’t Help People Lose Weight (NPR’s Shots blog)

OB-GYNs Give Women More Say On Mammograms (NPR’s Shots blog)

Pediatricians Advise No Fruit Juice Until Kids Are 1 (NPR’s Shots blog)

Racial Disparities Persist in Sudden Infant Deaths (NPR’s Shots blog)

Solving the Alzheimer’s Puzzle (O, The Oprah Magazine)

Measuring Drug Impairment in Drivers is Easier Said Than Done (NPR’s Shots blog)

We’re All Tired, But When Does Fatigue Mean a Medical Problem? (NPR’s Shots blog)

Executive MBA: Boost a Career While Working (excerpt — U.S. News & World Report)

Lonely People Report More Severe Cold Symptoms (NPR’s Shots blog)

Exercising While Pregnant Is Almost Always a Good Idea (NPR’s Shots blog)

Common Blood Tests Can Help Predict Chronic Diseases (NPR’s Shots blog)

What Going to Mars Will Do to Our Minds (FiveThirtyEight)

Feeling Lonely? Too Much Time On Social Media May Be Why (NPR’s Shots blog)

What Going to Mars Will Do to Our Bodies (FiveThirtyEight)

Some Melanoma Survivors Are Getting Too Much Sun (NPR’s Shots blog)

Does 1-Minute Interval Training Work? We Asked the Guy Who Tests It (NPR’s Shots blog)

How Collective Memories Are Created (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Should My Slightly Sick Child Stay Home? The Rules Often Conflict (NPR’s Shots blog)

Women Still Need Folic Acid to Prevent Birth Defects (NPR’s Shots blog)

The Language of Little Ones (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

 

2016

Feeling Less than Grateful? Some People Are Wired That Way (NPR’s Shots blog)

For Young Kids’ Ear Infections, Longer Treatment Is Better (NPR’s Shots blog)

A Brighter Outlook Linked to a Longer Life (NPR’s Shots blog)

It’s Never Too Late To Quit Smoking (NPR’s Shots blog)

Infectious Diseases Keep Delivering Surprises to the U.S. (NPR’s Shots blog)

Want to Prevent the Flu? Skip the Supplements and Eat Your Veggies (NPR’s Shots blog)

The Best Ways to Keep Down the High Cost of Weight Loss (Money)

Is High Intensity Interval Training the Fast Track to Health? (NPR’s Shots blog)

5 Ways to Beat Back Rising Prescription Drug Costs (Money)

To Avoid Surprise Bills, Ask These 3 Questions Before Surgery (Money)

Children Gain Weight Faster Over Summer Break Than In School (NPR’s Shots blog)

How to Get All the Free Health Care You’re Entitled To (Money)

No Snapchat in the Bedroom? An Online Tool to Manage Kids’ Media Use (NPR’s Shots blog)

Do You Need Extra Screening for Breast Cancer? The Picture is Blurry (NPR’s Shots blog)

Ebola Abridged: New Technology May Curb Outbreaks (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Walking Fends Off Loss of Mobility And It’s Not Too Late To Start (NPR’s Shots blog)

Old vs. New Thinking in Breast Cancer (Good Housekeeping)

Trying to Get Your Kids to Put Down Those Phones? Here’s Help (NPR’s Shots blog)

Surviving a Bad Diagnosis: How to Reduce Diagnostic Errors (U.S. News & World Report)

Pot and Pregnancy: No Harm Seen at Birth, But Questions Remain (NPR’s Shots blog)

Keeping Bad Bugs at Bay in the Hospital (U.S. News & World Report)

How More Kids Could Avoid the Dentist’s Drill (FiveThirtyEight)

Illegally Made Fentanyl Seems to Be Fueling An Increase In Overdoses (NPR’s Shots blog)

For Pete’s Sake, Don’t Sleep or Swim in Your Contact Lenses (NPR’s Shots blog)

Abuse in Childhood May Raise Risk of Early Death in Women (NPR’s Shots blog)

How the Placebo Effect Could Boost An Olympic Performance (NPR’s Shots blog)

How Weight Training Can Help Women Stay Strong (NPR’s Shots blog)

The Future of Aging (U.S. News & World Report)

You Could Skip Your Colonoscopy If You’re Willing to Collect Your Poop (FiveThirtyEight)

As Trampoline Parks Jump in Popularity, So Do Injuries (NPR’s Shots blog)

What Women Need in a Checkup: Test Less, Talk More (NPR’s Shots blog)

You Can’t Keep Competing With Your Younger Self Forever (NY Mag’s Science of Us)

Got Dense Breasts? That Can Depend on Who’s Reading the Mammogram (NPR’s Shots blog)

It’s Tough to Make Good Health Choices, But Science Can Help (NPR’s Shots blog)

Money cover package: health and wealth (Money magazine)

Probiotics Won’t Solve All Your Health Problems (FiveThirtyEight)

Girls and Older Adults Are Missing Out on Parks For Recreation (NPR’s Shots blog)

Theranos is Wrong: We Don’t Need More Blood Tests (FiveThirtyEight)

Some Fat-Burning Supplements Contain Banned Stimulant (NPR’s Shots blog)

Apple’s New Night Mode Doesn’t Mean You Should Take Your Tablet to Bed (FiveThirtyEight)

Parents Sleeping Badly? They May Think Their Children Are, Too (NPR’s Shots blog)

How I Tried to Teach Myself to Like Vegetables Like a Grown-Up (NY Mag’s Science of Us)

BMI Is a Terrible Measure of Health (FiveThirtyEight)

Princeton Studies Water (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Supermarket Prepared Meals: What to Look Out For (Consumer Reports)

Remembering Robert Curvin (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

U.S. Lags in Reducing Stillbirth Rate (NPR’s Shots blog)

Federal Panel Finalizes Mammogram Advice That Stirred Controversy (NPR’s Shots blog)

Study Finds Birth Control Pill Isn’t Tied to Birth Defects (NPR’s Shots blog)

 

2015

Illegal Trade in Tiny Pet Turtles Keeps Spreading Salmonella (NPR’s Shots blog)

With Winter Here, Many Kids Could Use Vitamin D Supplements (NPR’s Shots blog)

Women in Their 40s Get Some Help With the Mammogram Decision (NPR’s Shots blog)

The Scoop on Soy Safety (Consumer Reports Health)

The Accidental Ethicist (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

6 Important Things Everyone With Breasts Should Understand (Self.com)

Making Mammogram Callbacks Less Scary (NPR’s Shots blog)

Solving the Cancer Puzzle (SELF)

Can You Really Roll Those Aches and Pains Away? (NPR’s Shots blog)

Scientists Create Vomiting Machine to Learn How Norovirus Spreads (NPR’s Shots blog)

The New Obesity Drugs: An Rx For Weight Loss? (U.S. News & World Report)

Titanium Rings Tough to Crack in Emergencies (NPR’s Shots blog)

Parents’ Questions About Vaccines: Answered (U.S. News & World Report)

New Baby-Naming System May Reduce NICU Errors (NPR’s Shots blog)

Textual Healing (SELF)

Should Tanning Bed Warnings Take a Cue From Graphic Cigarette Labels? (NPR’s Shots blog)

Surgery Doesn’t Help Women With Early Stage DCIS (NPR’s Shots blog)

People Have Misconceptions About Miscarriage That Hurt (NPR’s Shots blog)

The Danger Lurking in Your Medical Bills (Money)

Federal Panel Revisits Mammogram Recommendations (or Why I Decided to Get a Mammogram) (NPR’s Shots blog)

What’s My Chance of Having a Baby? (NPR’s Shots blog)

Walk a Little Faster to Get the Most Out of Your Exercise Time (NPR’s Shots blog)

Brain Boosters: Elizabeth Gould and the Potential of the Adult Brain (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

 

2014

How to Save Money on the Mental Health Care You Need (Money)

More Than Ebola, Other Tropical Diseases Pose Growing U.S. Threat (National Geographic News)

Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do ‘Prehab” First (NPR’s Shots blog)

Amid Ebola Panic, Separating Fact From Fiction (National Geographic News)

Just Seeing Charts and Graphs Makes Drug Claims More Credible (NPR’s Shots blog)

To Make Interval Training Less Painful, Add Tunes (NPR’s Shots blog)

Hearts & Minds: Herman Taylor and a Landmark Medical Study (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don’t Curb Ultimate Height (NPR’s Shots blog)

Hospitals Make Progress On the Path to Safety (U.S. News & World Report)

Schoolchildren Who Add Hand Sanitizer Still Get Sick (NPR’s Shots blog)

Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don’t Overdo It (NPR’s Shots blog)

Many Kids Who Are Obese or Overweight Don’t Know It (NPR’s Shots blog)

Older Moms, Take Heart: You May Be More Likely to Live Longer (NPR’s Shots blog)

Fewer Women Are Having Labor Induced Early (NPR’s Shots blog)

Doctors Say They’d Shun Aggressive Treatment Before Death (NPR’s Shots blog)

New Report Recommends Iodine During Pregnancy, Breast-Feeding (WSJ)

Less Sleep For Little Kids Linked to More Belly Fat Later On (NPR’s Shots)

Pediatricians Say Training Can Help Teens Prevent Knee Injuries (NPR’s Shots blog)

Light to Treat Depression (Nautilus)

Some Doctors Suggest a Milder, Cheaper Form of IVF For Some Women (WSJ)

Infant Sleep Machines Can Raise Quite a Din (NPR’s Shots blog)

Surviving Rabies (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

 

2013

Five Things to Do Before Year End (Money)

What’s Next for Retiree Health Care (Money)

The IBM Whiz Kid’s Work on Cancer (U.S. News & World Report)

Hospitals Have Come a Long Way in Girding for Disaster (USNWR)

Tackling Work After a Cancer Diagnosis (Cure)

The Personalization of Medicine (USNWR)

Sunscreen Each Day Stops Wrinkles (WSJ)

Make Summer Workouts Less Miserable With a Pre-Run Slushie (Today.com)

What’s in a Name? More Drugs For Babies If It’s GERD (NPR’s Shots blog)

Health Questions Key to NY Fracking Decision (National Geographic News)

Roller Derby Players Swap Bacteria (And Shoves) On the Track (NPR’s Shots blog)

Schools Rethink Attendance Awards in Bad Flu Season (Today.com)

How Far Off Is a Better Flu Shot? (National Geographic News)

OBs Told to Look For ‘Reproductive Coercion’ (NPR’s Shots blog)

 

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