Olga Khazan

Olga Khazan is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers health.

The New Heroin Epidemic

Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.

The Cost of Driving to an Abortion

On top of the clinic fees, the hotel, and the time away from work, Texas's size would make gas money an additional hurdle if its harsh abortion law goes into effect.

How Birth Season Affects Personality

A new study finds that people born in summer are more prone to mood swings, while those born in winter tend to be less irritable.

Inside the New School Lunch

Beef-loving Nebraskan kids are warming to veggie burgers and carrot sticks. Can the rest of the nation follow?

The Divorce-Proof Marriage

Your income, how long you dated, and how many people attend your wedding affect the odds you'll stay together.

Dating Is a Numbers Game

Sam Yagan, CEO of Match and a founder of OkCupid, explains the proliferation of dating sites and why he thinks everyone should be looking for love online.

Trusting Your Doctor to Stop Ebola

A surprising amount of support for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which made at least one major error in the handling of its Ebola case, reveals why we trust medical institutions so much.