New Books Network: In Pain

September 12, 2019

Drug historian Emily Dufton interviews our Travis Rieder about his new book, In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids. Listen now

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The Painful Truth About Pain

September 11, 2019

A harrowing medical experience gave Travis N. Rieder more insight than he would have wished for into how people end up hooked on opioids

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When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most heartrending story wins

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Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery when the volunteer first walked into his room. Unfortunately Hall had been in and out of the hospital quite a bit. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant. But the volunteer wasn’t there to check on his lungs or breathing. Instead she asked Hall if we wanted to tell his life story.

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After eight heart attacks, a young wife and mother with an uncommon condition curates her legacy while decorating a new home

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A baby with incandescent green eyes, a baby stamped with a bar code, another with a glowing gold brain: these are some of the images illustrating stories about the gene-edited twin girls born last November after the world learned of Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s controversial efforts to modify embryos

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Daniela Lamas, MD, writes ‘I took a break from the I.C.U. to write on a medical drama. It was a chance to imagine a world where the outcomes followed the script I wanted.’

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What Cancer Takes Away

April 8, 2019

Anne Boyer writes, “When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.”

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