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04/26/2016

Five Current Brain Death Cases in California

As of the end of last week, there were five brain death cases in California. 1.  Jahi McMath's federal lawsuit against the state of California seeking to revoke her death certificate. Parents of Alan Sanchez 2.  Jahi McMath's state me...

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04/26/2016

Legal history ignored by opponents of medically assisted death

by Stuart Chambers, Ph.D.

In a recent article in the National Review, author and lawyer Wesley Smith takes issue with what he describes as an unprincipled attack against Not Dead Yet (NDY), an American disability rights organization. From a legal and medical standpoint, both NDY and Smith support the withholding and withdrawing of medical treatment but remain steadfast in their opposition to legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia.

As with NDY, Smith vigorously defends this stance based on the omission/commission moral distinction. As negative acts, omissions imply that no action is taken; there is an exclusion of a requisite step leading directly to a consequence.…

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This entry was posted in Cultural, End of Life Care, Featured Posts, Philosophy & Ethics. Posted by Stuart Chambers. Bookmark the permalink.

04/26/2016

Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Wednesday, April 27, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Walsh Library Special Collections room Join us for a lunchtime lecture and discussion led by Daisy Deomampo, Ph.D. (assistant professor of anthropology, Fordham). Her research focuses on the intersection between technology, gender, health … Continue reading

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04/26/2016

Online Summer JD Health Law Classes – HIPAA Privacy, Medical Marijuana, Compliance Institute

Starting in about one month are three wholly online summer classes for JD credit: HIPAA Privacy Medical Marijuana Law: State Regulation in the Shadow of Federal Prohibition Health Care Compliance Institute Apply here today.

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04/26/2016

Genetic Prime Patterns

Last month, Science published the results of an ongoing experiment conceived to determine, among other things, the minimum number of genes necessary for viability in a mycoplasma bacterium. Calling their engineered result Syn 3.0, scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) rearranged and reduced the number of genes on the single chromosome of a M. mycoides bacterium and inserted it into a different mycoplasma... // Read More »

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04/26/2016

Physicians Can’t Stop Overtreating Diabetes And Hypertension

Aggressive control of blood pressure has saved millions of lives, and has prevented millions of people from experiencing heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure, among other things. Admittedly, controlling blood pressure is not the sexy part of medical care, but … Continue reading

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04/26/2016

Norwegian Air Force Brings ECMO to Remote Hospital

Most of the stories I read about ECMO are about how its use has expanded way beyond its intended indications.   I was pleased to see this story about how a patient in a remote northern town in Norway was able to benefit from ECMO after a fighter ...

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04/25/2016

A brief thought on rising suicide rates

A recent article in The Washington Post describes a very disturbing trend: “The U.S. suicide rate has increased sharply since the turn of the century, led by an even greater rise among middle-aged white people, particularly, women, according to federal data released Friday [April 22]” The article offers some suggestions as to why things have been so grim: last decade’s severe recession, drug addiction, social isolation,... // Read More »

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04/25/2016

The Invitation

By Mary Boyle Looking for a way to bring real patients to students in pre-clinical years? Each year we ask our specialists to invite a few patients in to match a topic we are studying— Peripheral Vascular, Rheumatology, and Dermatology.  They kindly arrive at our lecture or small group sessions to show us the sequelae […]

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04/25/2016

Watch Out for Those Deductibles!

Lots of folks in the U.S. are finding themselves with health insurance coverage that requires them to pay lots of money, in their deductible, before insurance kicks in. Here is a nice piece in Cancer Today Magazine on the topic: … Continue reading

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