Stephen Chang

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The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal with the real crisis in American health care.<p>The Affordable Care Act was misnamed; it should have been …

Health Care

The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000.

SAN FRANCISCO — When John Battelle’s teenage son broke his leg at a suburban soccer game, naturally the first call his parents made was to 911. The second was to Dr. Jordan Shlain, the concierge doctor here who treats Mr. Battelle and his family.<p>“They’re taking him to a local hospital,” Mr. …

San Francisco

How Behavioral Economics Can Produce Better Health Care

Consider the following.<p>I’m a physician at the end of more than a decade of training. I’ve dissected cadavers in anatomy lab. I’ve pored over tomes on the physiology of disease. I’ve treated thousands of patients with ailments as varied as hemorrhoids and cancer.<p>And yet the way I care for patients …

Health Care

The Rule of Thirds

It is the most ubiquitous rule in all of photography. The rule of thirds can be applied to virtually any type of photo, from a portrait to a …

Landscape Photography

I Have Diabetes. Am I to Blame?

My fingertips are bruised and polka-dotted black because I am, yet again, getting back on track. A three-month bender of unbridled carbohydrate ingestion has left me a skinsack. I am made of headaches, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. After 10, 12 hours of sleep, I still need a nap because I awake …

Here's Why Contemporary Art Is Obsessed with Basketball

"Ball is life" for many of today's artists. Eric Yahnker, Victor Solomon, Bill McRight, and Mark Whalen give us their insights into why.<p>Beyond white boys betting against Bron Bron, the connection between contemporary artists and the sport of basketball has become a visual art trend that's all but …

15 NBA players and their rapper counterparts

Basketball and rap music have shared the same culture space for years.<p>As Drake coos on his 2010 track “Thank Me Now<i>,”</i> “I swear sports and music are …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Steak Breakdown: Your Ultimate Guide To Cuts Of Beef

The greatest thing to go from farm to table -- at least since that time you had a dream about a date with Daisy Duke -- is steak. But where does porterhouse come from? What's the best way to cook a skirt steak? And, most importantly, what beer should you be drinking while enjoying a tri-tip? To …

BBQ

Dipping into the ice cream tub to find a little science

As the (English) summer holidays draw to a close, school beckons the young, and the long hot days of July feel like a distant memory, it seems timely to consider ice-cream. The sensory and gustatory pleasures of ice-cream may have originally been concocted by trial and error, but there is a good …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Doctors Look For A Way Off The Medical Hamster Wheel

I became a doctor to help people.<p>When I was a medical student, I held the naive and idealistic belief that if I just did good work, the business side of things would somehow take care of itself.<p>How wrong I was.<p>Now I'm an internist taking care of all comers age 18 and up. Some days I find myself …

The Questions I Wish I Had Asked

A man calls his mother. She answers the phone in a very faint voice, "Hello."<p>He asks, "Mom, how are you?"<p>She replies, "Very weak."<p>"Why are you weak?"<p>"I haven't eaten in 27 days."<p>"Why haven't you eaten in 27 days?!"<p>"I didn't want my mouth to be full when you called."<p>Expectations differ from parent …

The 10 Elements of a Soulmate

As the American writer Richard Bach said, "A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are."<p>Ah, soulmates. The epitome of love and partnership. …

Relationships

'Why You? Why Now?' A Med Student's Journal

I guess doctors, especially doctors-in-training, have to get used to sudden, inexplicable endings. You are trained to heal. That's the goal, that's the point. But every so often, you don't win. Something you didn't see coming, comes. I don't know which hurts more, the 'suddenly' or the 'why?" If …