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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.…

January 1, 2014

The Year in Bioethics That Was

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Happy New Year. The ending of one year and the beginning of another is often a time for reflection, for reviewing the year that has passed and for making plans/predictions for the year to come.…

December 19, 2013

A Call to Physicians: To Do No Further Harm, or Ethical Practice as Just Distribution of Healthcare

Bandy X. Lee, M.D.

*Primum non nocere*, to first do no harm, is the unchanging foundation for Hippocratic medical ethics. Each generation must, nevertheless, redefine what “doing no harm” means for its time.…

December 13, 2013

Wealth Disparity As A Bioethics Concern

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

How much money do you need to live on? $60,000 per year? $40,000 per year? $20,000? Could you live on $11,000 per year?…

October 10, 2013

An Unhealthy Shutdown

by Craig Klugman, PhD.

It’s week 2 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. In fact, some people are saying this is a good thing because it achieves their aim of shrinking government.

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.…

June 10, 2013

A Tale of Two (or Three) States

Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD

I recently learned that my home state of Texas has refused to participate in Medicaid expansion that is part and parcel of the Affordable Care Act.…

May 9, 2013

Magical NC Bill Builds Obstacles to Teen Health

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

If you’re a teen in North Carolina, a new bill before the legislature may make it more difficult for you to get sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, mental health counseling, pregnancy care or even substance abuse treatment.…

May 1, 2013

Maybe Size Does Matter

by Craig Klugman Ph.D.

Most of us know about the health risks of being obese. These include gallstones, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gout, arthritis, asthma, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and infertility.…

April 22, 2013

Mouthing Off: Oral Health for Seniors is a Matter of Social Justice

Nanette R. Elster, JD MPH

When we think about primary care, we think about health promotion, disease prevention, treatment of acute illness and management of chronic disease, as well as an initial point of contact into the health care system for many.

Published Articles (1)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 14 Issue 2 - Feb 2014

Ethical Review of Health Systems Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Conceptual Exploration Adnan A. Hyder, Abbas Rattani, Carleigh Krubiner, Abdulgafoor M. Bachani & Nhan T. Tran

News (59)

March 21, 2014 2:46 pm

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

March 11, 2014 2:10 pm

Elizabeth Warren vows fight for gender equality in medical studies

Sen. Elizabeth Warren vowed yesterday to push for a new federal law to cut the gender bias from medical research if federal agencies such as the National Institutues of Health don’t take steps to address the issue.

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 25, 2014 3:14 pm

Autism-friendly travel now officially aboard Royal Caribbean cruises

Following guidelines set by Autism of the Seas, the cruise line has now incorporated new youth programs, trained daycare staff and specialized meals that cater to autism-sensitive dietary restrictions like gluten or dairy-free options.

February 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Insured patients are often not transferred for better care, study finds

Patients with insurance may not be transferred to specialized trauma centers as quickly as those without, a Stanford study has found.

February 1, 2014 2:53 pm

'Miscarriage Management': The Next Front in the Abortion Wars

The new abortion law H.B. 2 may not have eliminated abortions in Texas; it may simply have changed the tools and made it more dangerous for women to obtain these crucial medical procedures.

January 7, 2014 7:50 pm

Racism May Speed Cellular Aging In African American Men

Researchers at the University of Maryland reported today that racism appears to accelerate aging in cells.

December 13, 2013 2:01 pm

Big Tobacco battles to limit smoking laws in poorer nations

Tobacco companies are resisting the move in low- and middle-income countries to tackle one of the gravest health threats facing them: smoking. Tobacco use is increasing overseas, especially in China and Africa.

November 19, 2013 5:13 pm

On World Toilet Day, Let's Go Beyond The Toilet

Driving investment to emerging social enterprises focused on the complete sanitation supply chain is the next frontier in sanitation programming.

October 29, 2013 7:18 pm

Report: Medicaid Expansion May Lower Prison Costs

States can combat rising prison health care costs by expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act, outsourcing and taking other measures, a report released Tuesday states.

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