Medicine and Morality

As those of you following me on Twitter may have noticed, I spent much of the past month writing a … More

The Power of Diagnosis

In a New York Times Health essay from 2008 called “The Tyranny of Diagnosis,” physician Pauline Chen argues, “As comforting … More

Follow the Pollen

For a few months out of the year, pollen is my enemy. Birch flowers, a major allergy culprit. My list … More

Contextualizing Vigilance

One of the crucial skills that people with food allergies (or with kids with food allergies) learn is how to … More