The Blackest Thing About Me Is That I’ve Never Gotten the Flu Shot

…Until now. It’s a journey to trust a medical system that’s been historically detrimental to Black American health. But change is afoot — in the form of an unconventional barbershop campaign

What It’s Like to Be a Real Doctor Named Dr. Pepper

When the Dr. Pepper soft drink company asked America, ‘Wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too?’ They answered, ‘I already am.’

Why Sick Patients Are So Drawn to Cable News

Battling leukemia, my mom kept turning to CNN and Chris Cuomo. It turns out that cable news has a positive effect on some hospitalized people — even though it can make healthy folks feel like trash

We Just Took Another Step Toward the Perfect Gentle Robot Hand Job

Robot hands used to be cold, firm and rigid. No longer!