Jeneen Interlandi

Are We Running Out of Antibiotics?

As more bacteria become resistant to the most powerful drugs in our arsenal, new weapons are getting harder and harder to find. Why we need to change the way we think about treating infection.

Haiti's Post-Quake Recovery Is Slow to Begin

The people of Haiti need food, shelter, and clean water, but they also want their country back, and eventually they may have to reclaim it from the very people who rushed there to save them.

What Premature Births Can Teach Us About Autism

Every year approximately 12.9 million babies are born too early. Despite a heroic, costly, and decades-long effort by doctors and scientists to understand and prevent preterm birth, that number has climbed steadily for the past three decades.

What Haiti Really Needs Now: More Trees

Six months after a devastating earthquake, the nation is still struggling to regain its footing. Why the best recovery efforts may hinge on something green.

The Oil Spill's Worst-Case Scenario?

As oil continues to flow from the top of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, concerns are brewing over potential leaks at the bottom—as in, below the sea floor. According to some observers, such leaks could present a new "worst-case scenario" for the disaster, which has now stretched past its second month.

Secrets to Healthy Living From Harvard Doctors

Harvard doctors know all the stats and studies about the benefits of healthy habits, but they also know that humans (including themselves) need some good old fashioned shortcuts to put those habits in actions. These doctors share their favorite tips and tricks.

Healthy Living From 19 to 34

Think you're invincible? Think again. A reality check for young adults on how to stay healthy and out of the ER -- if you do end up there, tips on how to protect yourself.

El Mercado Negro De Médicos

La necesidad creciente de doctores hispanos y la dificultad de obtener una licencia médica en USA ha llevado a muchos latinoamericanos a ejercer la medicina ilegalmente

Black-Market M.D.s

A growing need for Hispanic doctors and the challenges of obtaining an American medical license have many Latin America–trained doctors practicing illegally.

'National Geographic' Water Issue: Emerging Problems Have Many Solutions, But Will We Act Fast Enough?

National Geographic has a special issue out this month, devoted exclusively to our planet's diminishing water supply. As Barbara Kingsolver writes in the opening essay: Civilization has been slow to give up on our myth of the Earth's infinite generosity … We pumped aquifers and diverted rivers, trusting the twin lucky stars of unrestrained human expansion and endless supply.

How to Rebuild Haiti

Donor nations came through for Haiti in a big way yesterday. But can that money fix the nation's problems?

The Benefits of International Adoption

Despite sensational headlines about Haitian orphans, children adopted from developing nations can thrive in the United States. I know, from personal experience.

Why Chile's Stronger Earthquake Won't Be as Deadly as Haiti's

Yes, the quake that struck the coast of Chile this morning was about 100 times stronger than the quake that devastated Port-au-Prince in early January. But initial reports put the death toll in the very low three digits—120 as I'm writing this.

Anderson Cooper's Haiti Reporting: Better Than Nothing, but Still Not Great

It's been two days since Anderson Cooper resumed his coverage of the crisis in Haiti. The CNN news anchor has taken great pains to explain his decision to return to the earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, nearly a month after the quake. "No one should die in silence, and no one's struggle to live should go unreported as well," he said—two, three, four times in the space of an hour.

Greens to Obama: What the Hell?

I think it's safe to say that Obama has veered right on energy. His State of the Union speech called for offshore drilling, his 2011 budget proposed a tripling of loan guarantees to the nuclear industry, and yesterday he moved to bolster both corn-based ethanol and carbon-capture initiatives—darlings of the farm belt and the coal industry, respectively.

Haiti: What Went Wrong

No one could have stopped the Haitian earthquake. But much could have been done to lessen its impact.

Incurable Tuberculosis Is Making a Comeback

It's been nearly a decade since U2 frontman Bono turned the entire continent of Africa into a pet cause, drawing attention to the problems of -developing-world health like never before.

Can Good Mothers Be Good Scientists?

Since Lawrence Summers's ill-considered remarks at a 2005 economicsconference (he blamed the lack of tenured female scientists on theirbiologically inferior intelligence and aptitude; he was president ofHarvard University at the time), there has been a steady stream of books, reports, and panel discussions chronicling the woes of women who wear lab coats.