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April 17, 2014

National Health Care Decisions: A Week of Dying in America

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This week is host is National Healthcare Decisions Day. The goal of this April 16th event is to “inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Events are being held nation-wide to encourage people to complete advance directive forms as well as to have conversations with their friends and family about end-of-life health care wishes.…

April 10, 2014

Pharmaceutical or Illegal Drug: The Bizarre Case of Marijuana

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

After gay marriage, one of the most controversial issues in the United States today is the issue of marijuana.…

February 26, 2014

Intersextion: Germany Allows Parents to Choose “No Sex” on Birth Certificate

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In Jeffrey Eugenides Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Middlesex, readers are introduced to a protagonist, Cal Stephanides, who is male with female traits.…

February 18, 2014

Freedom for the corporation, religious servitude for the individual

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Many women in this country gained insurance coverage for their contraceptive costs under the controversial Affordable Care Act (ACA).…

December 31, 2013

Distinguishing Science from Nonsense

by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

As Americans enter 2014 there is grave concern among our political leaders that we are lagging behind other nations in terms of our children’s’ scientific literacy. …

September 24, 2013

How Young is Too Young: Bariatric Surgery in Toddlers

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Oxford American Dictionary defines the term “outrageous” as “shockingly bad or excessive.” Case in point, a recent publication in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports about a two-and-a-half year old boy in Saudi Arabia who two years ago underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG).…

August 16, 2013

War on Drugs Ceasefire

Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.

In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Specifically he said that drug abuse was “public enemy number one in the United States.” This past week, U.S.…

July 25, 2013

RAPE AND ABORTION: NEGATING A MYTH

Sabine Hildebrandt, MD
William Seidelman, MD
Arthur Caplan, PhD

A recurring assertion in the ongoing debate on abortion in the United States is the statement that pregnancy is an uncommon consequence of rape.…

July 23, 2013

Pride in A Health Care System

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This past month I was fortunate to spend several weeks touring northern Europe with my family. These are the lands of the midnight sun, where smoked salmon is more popular than hamburgers, and where a summer temperature of 75 is unseasonably warm.…

June 26, 2013

Human Rights and Human Wrongs

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This has been an exciting week in the world of public policy in the United States. During the last week of its session, the U.S.…

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Published Articles (8)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 14 Issue 3 - Mar 2014

The Ethics of Advertising for Health Care Services Yael Schenker, Robert M. Arnold & Alex John London

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 1 - Jan 2014

Brave New Love: The Threat of High-Tech “Conversion” Therapy and the Bio-Oppression of Sexual Minorities Brian D. Earp, Anders Sandberg & Julian Savulescu

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 11 - Nov 2013

If I Could Just Stop Loving You: Anti-Love Biotechnology and the Ethics of a Chemical Breakup Brian D. Earp, Olga A. Wudarczyk, Anders Sandberg & Julian Savulescu

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 11 - Nov 2013

The Difficult Case of Voluntariness as Autonomy in Anti-Love Biotechnology Hywote Taye

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 7 - Jul 2013

Ethical and Professional Considerations Providing Medical Evaluation and Care to Refugee Asylum Seekers Ramin Asgary & Clyde L. Smith

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 6 - Jun 2013

The Oys of Yiddish Paul Root Wolpe

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 12 - Dec 2012

In Defense of Irreligious Bioethics Timothy F. Murphy

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 5 - May 2012

A Good Taste of Bioethics Around the Globe: Review of Catherine Myser, ed., "Bioethics Around the Globe" Darryl Macer

News (58)

March 21, 2014 2:46 pm

Hawaii police urge lawmakers to let undercover cops have sex with prostitutes

March 20, 2014 1:44 pm

10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.

March 20, 2014 1:43 pm

My Neighborhood Makes It Easier to Get Pregnant Than To Go To College

‘You should get pregnant,’ a friend told me. ‘Girl, the government will take care of you, trust me.’

March 19, 2014 3:01 pm

Health conspiracy theories are widely believed

Nearly half of American adults believe the federal government, corporations or both are involved in at least one conspiracy to cover up health information, a new survey finds.

March 17, 2014 7:03 pm

Military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband

When Larry, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty decided she wanted to get in shape.

March 13, 2014 3:47 pm

Americans believe marijuana is LESS harmful than sugar, says new survey

Americans now believe marijuana is so harmless that they ranked sugar as more harmful to a person’s health in a recent poll. 

March 13, 2014 3:44 pm

In a bad mood? Your social networks might be to blame

The next time you feel compelled to share your misery on Facebook, spare a thought for your friends. For mood on social networks is contagious, and spreads to those you are connected to, scientists say.

March 6, 2014 2:01 pm

6 Proposals Denying Service to Gays You Haven’t Heard About

Here are six related proposals getting less attention than the battles in Kansas and Arizona.

March 3, 2014 4:08 pm

Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report

Two decades after the passage of a landmark law mandating that women be represented in government-funded medical research, a new report reveals that the world of science is still ignoring women’s unique health issues far more than it should.

February 10, 2014 6:44 pm

Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

Teenage girls diagnosed with major mental illness are much more likely to give birth, suggesting such girls should become a special target for anti-pregnancy efforts.

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