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It's not just Trump, it's the whole GOP that calls 'fake things true and true things fake'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) this week did something remarkable for a politician: He expressed regret. "It is time for our complicity and our accommodation of the unacceptable to end," he said, announcing that he would retire at the conclusion of his term rather than participate in the …

Republicans

Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid? — ProPublica

<i>This story was co-published with The Daily Beast.</i><p>In August 2009, Mindi, a 25-year-old struggling new parent, experienced what doctors later concluded …

When Children With Autism Grow Up

I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.

Autism

Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens

Helping find answers to hereditary diseases, training surgeons or wanting to leave an educational legacy are the reasons. But what sort of people donate bodies to science?<p>The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical …

Medicine

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.<p>Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.<p>I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, …

Schizophrenia In America - The Huffington Post

In his quiet, modest way, Glenn was proud of his robot. It was 1974, at a local high school science fair in Boca Raton, Florida, and Glenn, a 15-year-old sophomore, had spent months painstakingly constructing a jumble of wires and circuits on wheels with three arms, each containing a photosensitive …

Where Are All The Autistic Women And Girls?

One in 100 people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, but there's a perception that it's a predominantly "male" condition.<p>“I am quite eloquent, I can chat to people – my job is all about communication and meeting new people every day,” says Emily Swiatek, 29, who was diagnosed with …

Autism

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Birth—and Rebirth—after Bulimia

<i>Judy Tsuei | Longreads | September 2016 | 14 minutes (3571 words)</i><p>“140 pounds,” my midwife announces with a smile. “That’s a healthy starting point …

The forgotten survivors of AIDS

So when he ran into an old friend volunteering at a banquet last Christmas Eve, he couldn’t wait to dust off the stories he rarely got to tell. The …

The Surgical Resident Life

Photo by Phalinn Ooi/flickr<p>The Surgical Resident Life<p>“Alternating ecstasy and despair characterize resident life in particular, and medical practice …

Flickr

The Future of Coal Country

A local environmental activist fights to prepare her community for life beyond mining.<p>One Sunday morning, just after deer-hunting season ended, Veronica Coptis, a community organizer in rural Greene County, Pennsylvania, climbed onto her father’s four-wheeler. She set off for a ridge a quarter of a …