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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Reverse Aging in One Shot (Or How We Keep Repeating History) Or How We Will Believe Anything to Rejuvenate

For the past month or so, I’ve been immersed in the 1880s, or hormones in the 1880s. I like to consider it the prequel because we didn’t call hormones hormones until 1905. I’d like to share with you a few fun facts I’ve gleaned in my readings: In 1889, Dr. Charles-Edouard Brown Sequard, a neurologist in Paris, injected himself with
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Birthing Myths & Memories

This week, I wrote a piece in the New York Time’s Sunday Review that has to do with childbirth. It was, of course, a great excuse to insert my own little anecdote about the birth of two of my four children. As any mother knows, we just loved retelling the story, whether anyone wants to listen or not. And for
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Heads Up

In 1902, editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association worried about the massive injuries during football games that could “supply a respectable Spanish-American War”. In response, two Harvard physicians complained that football players treated “concussions as a joke.” So writes Beth Linker, a history and sociology of science professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Check out her piece,
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