Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop?

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In the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, about 20 miles from the University of Georgia in Athens, a 26-year-old physician named Crawford Williamson Long removed a tumor from the neck of a man named James Venable while Venable was anesthesized with ether. The date was March 30, 1842

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Moral Technology

March 21, 2019

Self-driving cars don’t drink and medical AIs are never overtired. Given our obvious flaws, what can humans still do best?

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Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices

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What happens if you need a kidney transplant and don’t know a biological match? A Nobel prize-winning economist has a solution: transplant chains. Donors agree to give to a stranger in exchange for a kidney for their loved one, but it has to start with someone willing to give without getting anything in return

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Michael Joyner and Nigel Paneth argue that we need fewer promises and more debate

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“We’re Still Waiting”

February 4, 2019

As cystic fibrosis drugs deliver new hope, not everyone is being swept up by scientific progress

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A Radical Prescription

January 16, 2019

Could digital technology make doctors of us all? Advances in artificial intelligence, diagnostics and electronic data gathering could prompt a revolution in how we access healthcare

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