healthcare

What It’s Like to Live Beyond a Death Sentence

Earlier this year, Alex Trebek was handed a death sentence. The 78-year-old host of Jeopardy! was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer after tests revealed…

Arya Stark’s Biggest Threat on ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Inhalation Injury

In Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, the second-to-last of the entire eight-season series, teenage assassin Arya Stark runs through the wreckage of a city…

What Happens When Your Doctor Is the Addict?

On a frigid February morning in 2005, Dr. Peter Grinspoon was scurrying back from a lecture on cholesterol management when the sight of a Massachusetts…

The Problem With Telling Men With Mental Health Issues to ‘Just Reach Out’

Samuel, a 27-year-old artist and gay man living in Australia, is telling me about his partner’s first and only experience seeking treatment for mental health…