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Stories by Allison Bond

For Transgender People, a Good Doctor is Hard to Find

For Transgender People, a Good Doctor is Hard to Find

In her knee-length jumper and cobalt blue tights, Hannah Simpson cuts a neat figure. The vibrant 29-year-old student of osteopathic medicine throws back her thick chestnut-brown hair when she laughs, but she turns serious when talking about her experience as a patient rather than a caregiver.

February 20, 2014 — Allison Bond
Caring for the Patient When the Patient Doesn’t Care

Caring for the Patient When the Patient Doesn’t Care

In medical school, we learn that our job is to help our patients. This point seems so obvious that we take it for granted; we tell ourselves that this is the purpose served by the endless hours in the library and late nights on the wards.

November 13, 2013 — Allison Bond

People Like to Keep Busy

People who find reasons to occupy their time with activity may be happier

November 17, 2010 — Allison Bond

Broken Promises

Brain scans reveal when a vow will not be honored

April 19, 2010 — Allison Bond

Divining the Right Drug

A new device may take the guesswork out of prescribing an antidepressant that works

March 11, 2010 — Allison Bond

Belief in the Brain

Sacred and secular ideas engage identical areas

March 9, 2010 — Allison Bond