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James Hamblin

James Hamblin, MD, is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He hosts the video series If Our Bodies Could Talk and is the author of a book by the same title.
Health & Human Services

What You Can Do Right Now About the Coronavirus

Preventing the spread of an outbreak requires a massive global effort, but here are steps everyone can take.

Health & Human Services

20 Seconds to Optimize Hand Wellness

One of the world’s most crucial and selfless acts is still simply washing your hands.


We Don’t Have Enough Face Masks

Pandemics will require recognizing who needs respirators and surgical masks and who doesn’t.


Trump Orders ‘a Lot’ of Ketamine for Depressed Veterans

The president told the VA to purchase a large amount of a controversial new nasal spray. The agency says it will consider incorporating the drug after it has more data.