Rani Mehta

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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, …

Medicine

Inside the prison system's illicit digital world

<i>In this three-part Tech Behind Bars series, we’re exploring the points of intersection between digital culture and America’s correctional system.</i> …

Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair

2014 holiday card photo.<p><b>Part One: Family as Rorschach Test</b><p>Browsing through babyGap, checking out at Whole Foods, waiting in the security line at the …

To Die of Having Lived - Richard Rapport

Diminished by a lifetime of smoking, rich food, and inactivity that had limited him to a hobble, my father confided to me that he’d had 75 wonderful …

Women's Soccer Is a Feminist Issue

Female athletes have historically received very little attention from activists and advocates for gender equality. Why?<p>When I told my friends and family I’d be going to Brazil for the World Cup last year, they looked at me like I’d just won the lottery. In a sense, I had; I’d entered a lottery just …

Feminism

The Gender Politics of Pockets

The iPhone 6 may be the great catalyst in including this oft-ignored aspect of women's fashion.<p>I am one of the 10 million people who acquired an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus ten days ago.<p>Coming from Planet Android, I wasn’t as put off by the larger dimensions as everyone else in the technosphere …

Falling: Love and Marriage in a Conservative Indian Family

<i>Debie Thomas | River Teeth | Summer 2013 | 17 minutes (4,194 words)</i><p>River TeethFor this week’s Longreads Member Pick, we are thrilled to share an …

Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?

Mindi has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called "predictive …

Mental Disorders

Life, After

Denial is powerful. It can be a crucial coping tool when experiencing loss or trauma, but it also can unmoor you from reality. From the time I lost …

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Why doctors fail

Every family has its pivotal medical moments. One of ours was in July 1995 when my son Walker was just 11 days old. He had difficulty taking his feeds, he couldn’t hold anything down, and we took him to the paediatrician. The paediatrician put her stethoscope on his chest, listened for a moment, …

I'll Be Fine | Short Film

Considering how often autism is depicted in movies and discussed on the nightly news (for the record, vaccines are not a cause), it’s sort of …

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 …

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

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 preservatives, no sniff of disinfectant and, reassuringly, no smell of bodies. The room is brightly lit, spotlessly clean and there’s little noise apart from the buzz of …

A Young Student Athlete’s Depression, Hidden on Social Media

The day after Madison jumped, Jim walked to the top of the parking garage. He read the phrase, She had wings on. He spoke with Madison’s friends. He …