Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday Stories: False Hope, Dr. Ruth, and Opioids

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Lindsay Gellman, in Longreads, on German alternative cancer treatment clinics catering to foreigners and selling very expensive hope .

George Packer, in the New Yorker, with another reason to adore Dr. Ruth.

Elisabeth Poorman, in Common Health, with her personal take as a physician on the opioid crisis.

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's a recent episode of my much neglected Weighty Mutters podcast where I chat with my 11 year old about sports drinks and track and field days]