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July 10, 2014

Time to Divorce Health Insurance & Employment

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In my last blog, I talked about ideologically-backed corporate control of health care choices as a result of the U.S.…

July 1, 2014

Enter the Corporate Congress: SCOTUS & FACEBOOK

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

PART 1: SCOTUS
One of the facts that hiring managers are taught is that you can never ask a potential employee about their religion (among other protected areas) unless the candidate brings it up.…

June 27, 2014

Fact vs. Fiction: Judge Upholds Barring Unvaccinated Children from Public Schools

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Vaccination is one of the great success stories of public health. People who receive vaccinations against disease are far less likely to contract that disease.…

June 4, 2014

Revitalizing Informed Consent Law

by Thaddeus Mason Post, JD, PhD

In a few days, the Journal of Clinical Ethics will publish my seventeenth “Legal Briefing” column. …

May 5, 2014

New York Medical Futility Bill Highlights Wide Variation in U.S. End-of-Life Decisions Laws

by Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD

On May 1, 2014, New York State Senator Kemp Hannon introduced S.B. 7156, to amend the 2010 Family Healthcare Decisions Act. …

April 21, 2014

Senator Advances Bill To Pay Medicare Beneficiaries to Register Advance Directives

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

U.S. Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) along with Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bill to the U.S.…

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).…

February 14, 2014

LIBERTY AND WHERE NOSES BEGIN--AN OPEN LETTER TO: The ACLU of Rhode Island Concerning Mandating Flu Vaccinations for Very Young Children Entering Daycare and Kindergarden

From: Arthur Caplan and Dorit Reiss

SUBJECT: requiring the vaccination of children and workers in daycare and pre-K against the flu

In recent testimony submitted to the Public Health Department of Rhode Island, a representative of the Rhode Island ACLU spoke against the requirement to vaccinate Rhode Island’s children age six months to 5 years of age against the flu in order to enter daycare or pre-kindergarten.…

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News (104)

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm

San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot

San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.

July 16, 2014 7:06 pm

Calif. death penalty ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge Wednesday struck down California’s death penalty, saying the “dysfunctional” system that makes prisoners wait decades to be executed violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

July 15, 2014 2:35 pm

Police Won't Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says

Prosecutors wanted to take a second set of nude photos, of the teen in a forced aroused state to compare them to photos he allegedly sent to his then-girlfriend.

May 29, 2014 3:51 pm

House Committee Votes to Allow Schools to Opt Out of Nutritional Program

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed an agriculture budget bill that included nearly $21 billion for child nutrition that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.

May 27, 2014 4:36 pm

Our mental health care system is a joke -- even mass murderer Elliot Rodger slipped through the cracks

Rodger’s murderous rampage had nothing to do with guns. Fixing our broken, sorry excuse for a mental health care system in America isn’t rocket science. It could be done in a few years, without huge expense.

May 22, 2014 4:26 pm

Cannabis may Help Prevent Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy

For children suffering from severe epilepsy, a recent study shows that cannabis may be able to prevent the onset of seizures.

May 21, 2014 3:16 pm

'E-cigarettes help smokers quit,' new study says

Though some health officials have warned that electronic cigarettes should not be marketed as smoking cessation aids, a new study finds that, among people who are trying to quit without professional help, those who use electronic cigarettes are 60% more likely to succeed, compared with those who use willpower or nicotine replacement therapies.

May 20, 2014 7:49 pm

What Is This Child Doing in Prison?

LAST month a 16-year-old child was placed in solitary confinement at the York Correctional Institution for Women in Niantic, Conn. She has never been charged, tried or convicted. What is her crime? That she has survived.

May 9, 2014 7:00 pm

Adults who follow exercise guidelines still gain weight

For people who want to avoid packing on extra pounds, a new study suggests going above and beyond commonly cited exercise guidelines.

May 1, 2014 1:11 pm

Criminalizing harmful substance abuse during pregnancy: Is there a problem with that?

Tennessee this week became the first state to explicitly criminalize substance abuse during pregnancy, if it harmfully affects the child.

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