Caroline Tilley

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The Big Business of Breast Cancer

Some $6 billion a year is committed to breast cancer research and awareness campaigns. Is it any wonder that the disease has become a gold mine for pink profiteers and old-fashioned hucksters?<p>Aside from the slow-rolling hot dogs at concession stands and the sideline billboards for Hubba Bubba …

The Pill’s Difficult Birth

To this day, the pill is the only medication we refer to as if it were the only medication. In fact, it’s probably the only object we label quite so generically. As Jonathan Eig points out in his new book, “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution,” there …

Hobby Lobby

Medicine and Its Metaphors

Image by Donald Urquhart<p>Whenever I complained of a sore throat as a child, my father would press his fingers gently behind my jawbone, checking for …

Bullying junior medical staff is one way to harm patients – Ilana Yurkiewicz

He comes to the operating room late, greets no one, and berates the nurse for not setting up the stepstools the way he likes. He tells the resident …

Logging

The split brain: A tale of two halves

Since the 1960s, researchers have been scrutinizing a handful of patients who underwent a radical kind of brain surgery. The cohort has been a boon …

The Cost Conundrum

What a Texas town can teach us about health care.<p>It is spring in McAllen, Texas. The morning sun is warm. The streets are lined with palm trees and pickup trucks. McAllen is in Hidalgo County, which has the lowest household income in the country, but it’s a border town, and a thriving foreign-trade …