David Brown
Reporter

David Brown, a journalist and physician, has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 1991. He has covered medical research, the AIDS epidemic, clinical practice, medical ethics, epidemiology, global health, and numerous non-medical scientific subjects. He majored in American Studies at Amherst College, graduating in 1973. He worked as a reporter at The Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth and The Baltimore Sun before entering the Medical College of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1987. He works four days a week at the Post and two-thirds of a day at a general internal medicine clinic in Baltimore supervising third-year medical students.

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On the Virginia Capital Trail, bike through 400 years of history in 52 miles

On the Virginia Capital Trail, bike through 400 years of history in 52 miles

Explore 44 historical markers, plus battlefields and plantations — with almost no hills.

If Clinton or Trump were too sick to be president, we’d already know it

If Clinton or Trump were too sick to be president, we’d already know it

A certain amount of snooping into candidates’ health is still worthwhile.

Scientists can make mice live longer. Now they want to do the same for you.

There’s a reason some people don’t look as old as they actually are.

We all know exercise makes you live longer. But this will actually get you off the couch.

We all know exercise makes you live longer. But this will actually get you off the couch.

“Even at higher age, when you’re at increased risk of dying, exercise is able to add time to your life,” one expert says.