Policy

An architect explores the foibles and potential of modern hospital design, in conjunction with a running exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt museum.

Since its arrival in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has already passed a dozen “million” milestones. Together, they tell a story that is far from over.

Patients with terminal cancer now have more treatment options. Will that help or hurt?

A global pandemic treaty—a health plan on par with nuclear
and climate deals—is now in the works. Does it stand a chance?

Medical journals have a blind spot when it comes to race. But a blueprint for change is beginning to emerge.

Women surgeons face discrimination, harassment, and difficult personal choices—frustrations examined in a spate of new studies.

The new, tuition-free school from Kaiser Permanente opened last year with a mission of community engagement. Dean Mark Schuster explains how it went.

Public trust in science has declined, and its skeptics are more vocal than ever. Can a new openness around scientific failures change that?

The technology could benefit people with disabilities—but only with design and policy changes that improve access and useability.

If a simple latch breaks, a lifesaving device could be down for months. Should hospitals be allowed to fix their machines themselves?

An unconventional new model makes industry meetups a key part of medical device regulation.

Not everyone stands to benefit from digital care. How can we change that?

Top Stories

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

A century ago, chemist Søren Sørensen invented what would become a crucial diagnostic tool: the pH scale.

A novel coronavirus would come to affect every ward, clinician, researcher and patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.