Latest from Brian Vastag

With long-haul covid-19, important advice for patients, doctors and researchers

It’s a poorly understood chronic illness and those affected need to hone their navigational skills. The medical profession needs to listen, too.
  • Oct 24, 2020

Researchers warn covid-19 could cause debilitating long-term illness in some patients

The aftereffects of viral infections can be life-altering — we know this from personal experience — and unfortunately are devastatingly common.
  • May 30, 2020

Glacier and me: Amid a stunning landscape, an ailing science journalist weighs his own uncertain life span

“How many years did I have left to drink in the wonders of this Earth?” he thought as he traveled through mountains of Glacier National Park formed millions of years ago.
  • Sep 14, 2019

I’m disabled. Can NIH spare a few dimes?

A former Washington Post writer pleads with the NIH director for funding for research into a debilitating illness that has stricken him and countless others.
  • Jul 20, 2015

Details on the meteor in Russia’s Ural Mountain region

A fireball zoomed across the sky near Chelyabinsk in the Ural Mountains, shattering 1 million square feet of glass and injuring more than 1,000 people.
  • Feb 15, 2013