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Randi Epstein

The Crossroads of Science and Society:

How the Science of Sex Hormones, Genes, and Reproduction Effects our Day to Day Lives

Randi Epstein Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., M.P.H. is a freelance medical writer who has worked as a medical reporter for the London bureau of The Associated Press and has had articles published in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Washington Post, MORE, Geographical, Parents and other national magazines. Read More...

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The College Process: Learning to Cut the Cord

It’s that college announcement time of year again. If you have kids in high school, you can hear the buzz among the parents of seniors waiting for the college acceptance letters. Not the skinny or fat envelopes of yesteryear, but the zap of the computer screen—which usually sings a college anthem or quietly displays a rejection letter. I’ve been through the
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When Compassion is the Best Medicine

A few weeks ago during a medical writing seminar I teach, Dr. Gerald Friedland, an infectious disease expert, spoke with my undergraduates about caring for AIDS patients in the earliest days of the epidemic. One of my students asked him this: When there were no treatments, what was there for a doctor to do? “There’s always something you can do
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One Big Fat Surprise

I was in the grocery store shopping for high-fat yoghurt because I wanted the creamy consistency instead of the light, airy fat-free variety. My local grocery store stocked a smorgasbord of yoghurts that seemed to come from all kinds of milk-producing mammals dosed with every single flavor you could imagine (coconut pie, cherry vanilla, key lime, to name a few).
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