Bioethics.net » Public Health http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Massachusetts Senate approves under-21 ban on tobacco sales http://www.bioethics.net/news/massachusetts-senate-approves-under-21-ban-on-tobacco-sales/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/massachusetts-senate-approves-under-21-ban-on-tobacco-sales/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58956 http://www.bioethics.net/news/massachusetts-senate-approves-under-21-ban-on-tobacco-sales/feed/ 0 The Paradigm of the Paradox: Women, Pregnant Women, and the Unequal Burdens of the Zika Virus Pandemic http://www.bioethics.net/2016/04/the-paradigm-of-the-paradox-women-pregnant-women-and-the-unequal-burdens-of-the-zika-virus-pandemic/ http://www.bioethics.net/2016/04/the-paradigm-of-the-paradox-women-pregnant-women-and-the-unequal-burdens-of-the-zika-virus-pandemic/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:18:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=58950 by Lisa H. Harris, Neil S. Silverman, and Mary Faith Marshall

The inequalities of outcome are, by and large, biological reflections of social fault lines (Paul Farmer)

Three paradoxes characterize the Zika virus pandemic and clinical and policy responses to it:

  1. Zika virus has been shown to cause severe developmental anomalies in the fetuses of infected women. As a result, both women and men in endemic areas are asked to avoid or delay pregnancy. However, access to effective contraception and safe pregnancy termination is either not available (especially for those living below the poverty line) or a crime for many women in Zika-endemic regions.
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Teens most drawn to e-cigarettes by online ads http://www.bioethics.net/news/teens-most-drawn-to-e-cigarettes-by-online-ads/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/teens-most-drawn-to-e-cigarettes-by-online-ads/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:32:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58893 http://www.bioethics.net/news/teens-most-drawn-to-e-cigarettes-by-online-ads/feed/ 0 White Americans Are Dying Younger as Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rises http://www.bioethics.net/news/white-americans-are-dying-younger-as-drug-and-alcohol-abuse-rises/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/white-americans-are-dying-younger-as-drug-and-alcohol-abuse-rises/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:28:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58851 http://www.bioethics.net/news/white-americans-are-dying-younger-as-drug-and-alcohol-abuse-rises/feed/ 0 Awareness Creation in Healthcare Should be a Priority in the Developing World https://reflectivemeded.org/2016/04/18/awareness-creation-in-healthcare-should-be-a-priority-in-the-developing-world/ https://reflectivemeded.org/2016/04/18/awareness-creation-in-healthcare-should-be-a-priority-in-the-developing-world/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:01:47 +0000 http://reflectivemeded.org/?p=166 ]]> https://reflectivemeded.org/2016/04/18/awareness-creation-in-healthcare-should-be-a-priority-in-the-developing-world/feed/ 0 Brazilian scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazilian-scientists-find-new-zika-linked-brain-disorder-in-adults/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazilian-scientists-find-new-zika-linked-brain-disorder-in-adults/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58721 http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazilian-scientists-find-new-zika-linked-brain-disorder-in-adults/feed/ 0 Should food labels include exercise ‘equivalents’? http://www.bioethics.net/news/should-food-labels-include-exercise-equivalents/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/should-food-labels-include-exercise-equivalents/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58631 http://www.bioethics.net/news/should-food-labels-include-exercise-equivalents/feed/ 0 The DEA will decide whether to change course on marijuana by July http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-dea-will-decide-whether-to-change-course-on-marijuana-by-july/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-dea-will-decide-whether-to-change-course-on-marijuana-by-july/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:53:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58623 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-dea-will-decide-whether-to-change-course-on-marijuana-by-july/feed/ 0 Diabetes cases reach 422 million as poorer countries see steep rises http://www.bioethics.net/news/diabetes-cases-reach-422-million-as-poorer-countries-see-steep-rises/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/diabetes-cases-reach-422-million-as-poorer-countries-see-steep-rises/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:43:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58601 http://www.bioethics.net/news/diabetes-cases-reach-422-million-as-poorer-countries-see-steep-rises/feed/ 0 WHO sees scientific consensus on Zika as cause for disorders http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-sees-scientific-consensus-on-zika-as-cause-for-disorders/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-sees-scientific-consensus-on-zika-as-cause-for-disorders/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:41:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58539 http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-sees-scientific-consensus-on-zika-as-cause-for-disorders/feed/ 0 An Ethical Exploration of Barriers to Research on Controlled Drugs http://www.bioethics.net/articles/an-ethical-exploration-of-barriers-to-research-on-controlled-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/an-ethical-exploration-of-barriers-to-research-on-controlled-drugs/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=58408 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/an-ethical-exploration-of-barriers-to-research-on-controlled-drugs/feed/ 0 Is Ebola Hiding in the Eyes of Survivors? http://www.bioethics.net/news/is-ebola-hiding-in-the-eyes-of-survivors/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/is-ebola-hiding-in-the-eyes-of-survivors/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:12:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58509 http://www.bioethics.net/news/is-ebola-hiding-in-the-eyes-of-survivors/feed/ 0 Pretty Much Nobody In The U.S. Leads A Healthy Lifestyle http://www.bioethics.net/news/pretty-much-nobody-in-the-u-s-leads-a-healthy-lifestyle/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/pretty-much-nobody-in-the-u-s-leads-a-healthy-lifestyle/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:36:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58449 http://www.bioethics.net/news/pretty-much-nobody-in-the-u-s-leads-a-healthy-lifestyle/feed/ 0 In Conservative Indiana, Medicaid Expansion Makes Poorest Pay http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-conservative-indiana-medicaid-expansion-makes-poorest-pay/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-conservative-indiana-medicaid-expansion-makes-poorest-pay/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:00:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58412 http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-conservative-indiana-medicaid-expansion-makes-poorest-pay/feed/ 0 Our Healthcare System Abandons Adult Sickle Cell Patients http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-healthcare-system-abandons-adult-sickle-cell-patients/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-healthcare-system-abandons-adult-sickle-cell-patients/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:30:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58411 http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-healthcare-system-abandons-adult-sickle-cell-patients/feed/ 0 C.D.C. Painkiller Guidelines Aim to Reduce Addiction Risk http://www.bioethics.net/news/c-d-c-painkiller-guidelines-aim-to-reduce-addiction-risk/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/c-d-c-painkiller-guidelines-aim-to-reduce-addiction-risk/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:26:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58410 http://www.bioethics.net/news/c-d-c-painkiller-guidelines-aim-to-reduce-addiction-risk/feed/ 0 Health Workers Rush to Contain Fresh Ebola Outbreak in Guinea http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-workers-rush-to-contain-fresh-ebola-outbreak-in-guinea/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-workers-rush-to-contain-fresh-ebola-outbreak-in-guinea/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:29:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58374 http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-workers-rush-to-contain-fresh-ebola-outbreak-in-guinea/feed/ 0 Gun Toting Docs: A Tool of the Trade? http://www.bioethics.net/2016/03/gun-toting-docs-a-tool-of-the-trade/ http://www.bioethics.net/2016/03/gun-toting-docs-a-tool-of-the-trade/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:31:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=58338 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Last month the dean of the architecture school at the University of Texas announced he was leaving, in part because he disagrees with the new Texas campus carry law that forbids banning guns from classrooms and offices. How does this relate to medicine?

  • In July 2014, a psychiatrist going against hospital policy, pulled the gun he was carrying and wounded his armed patient (whether the argument would have escalated to a deadly shootout—1 person died—if guns had not ben present can never be known).
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Zika: An opportunity to improve pre-conception care. http://www.bioethics.net/2016/03/zika-an-opportunity-to-improve-pre-conception-care/ http://www.bioethics.net/2016/03/zika-an-opportunity-to-improve-pre-conception-care/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:20:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=58284 by Andrea L. Kalfoglou, Ph.D.

The Zika virus is spreading rapidly throughout parts of South and Central America. Public health officials are concerned because there is a correlation between the emergence of the Zika virus and a dramatic increase in number of babies born in Brazil with a severe birth defect called microcephaly.

The CDC has warned women from the U.S. who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant not to travel to certain areas in Central and South America. Additionally, infectious disease specialists are concerned that Zika may adapt to transmission by a type of mosquito common in 32 states in the U.S.…

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Zika: Time for the next wave of sensationalized worry http://www.bioethics.net/2016/02/zika-time-for-the-next-wave-of-sensationalized-worry/ http://www.bioethics.net/2016/02/zika-time-for-the-next-wave-of-sensationalized-worry/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2016 23:06:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=58110 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On the season (series?) finale of the X-Files (Season 10, episode 6) this week, all of humanity is being attacked by the Spartan virus, a disease that seems to turn off the human immune system and permits other diseases to kill us. This episode is built on our fears of an inevitable worldwide pandemic and, of course, the recent concerns over Zika virus.

Zika is a virus spread by the Aedes mosquito. An adult who is infected may experience a “mild fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache.” Zika has been known since 1947 when the virus was found in a rhesus macaque being used for research on yellow fever in Uganda.…

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China research highlights country’s excess use of antibiotics http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-research-highlights-countrys-excess-use-of-antibiotics/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-research-highlights-countrys-excess-use-of-antibiotics/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:59:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58131 http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-research-highlights-countrys-excess-use-of-antibiotics/feed/ 0 Study: Smoking pot doesn’t make you anxious or depressed http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-smoking-pot-doesnt-make-you-anxious-or-depressed/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-smoking-pot-doesnt-make-you-anxious-or-depressed/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:01:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=58076 http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-smoking-pot-doesnt-make-you-anxious-or-depressed/feed/ 0 Less than half of U.S. kids under age two fully vaccinated against flu http://www.bioethics.net/news/less-than-half-of-u-s-kids-under-age-two-fully-vaccinated-against-flu/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/less-than-half-of-u-s-kids-under-age-two-fully-vaccinated-against-flu/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:06:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57896 http://www.bioethics.net/news/less-than-half-of-u-s-kids-under-age-two-fully-vaccinated-against-flu/feed/ 0 Our Official Dietary Guidelines Are Useless http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-official-dietary-guidelines-are-useless/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-official-dietary-guidelines-are-useless/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:22:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57832 http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-official-dietary-guidelines-are-useless/feed/ 0 Base Gun Policy on Science, Not Rhetoric http://www.bioethics.net/2016/01/base-gun-policy-on-science-not-rhetoric/ http://www.bioethics.net/2016/01/base-gun-policy-on-science-not-rhetoric/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:49:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=57634 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This year, my university required all instructors to talk about “live shooter” plans in our classes. Although this institution does not permit guns anywhere on campus, we are supposed to be prepared because we live in a world where mass shootings occur in schools and where in more places people carry firearms.

This week, President Obama took executive action to address this public health epidemic. During the press conference, the President announced guidance for federal agencies that fell into three categories: asking Congress for more funds, expanding who is covered under the background check requirements, and greater enforcement of existing laws.…

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The Increasing Divide: How Do We Improve Health In a Stratifying Society? http://www.bioethics.net/2015/12/the-increasing-divide-how-do-we-improve-health-in-a-stratifying-society/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/12/the-increasing-divide-how-do-we-improve-health-in-a-stratifying-society/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 06:25:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=57448 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

While editing a book chapter dealing with public health, I came across the author talking about inequalities in health. Then this followed my morning read of the paper that spoke about the declining middle class. Whereas making it into the middle class is a long-time American dream, the reality is different.

In 1971, the middle class comprised 61% of society. Today, only 49.9% of Americans qualify as being middle class. The rest are either in the upper or lower classes.…

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U.S. teens don’t exercise enough at school http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-teens-dont-exercise-enough-at-school/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-teens-dont-exercise-enough-at-school/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 23:40:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57441 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-teens-dont-exercise-enough-at-school/feed/ 0 No Planned Parenthood cut-off in Republicans’ spending draft: Pelosi http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-planned-parenthood-cut-off-in-republicans-spending-draft-pelosi/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-planned-parenthood-cut-off-in-republicans-spending-draft-pelosi/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:48:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57444 http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-planned-parenthood-cut-off-in-republicans-spending-draft-pelosi/feed/ 0 Live Long & Prosper is the New “Good” http://www.bioethics.net/2015/11/live-long-prosper-is-the-new-good/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/11/live-long-prosper-is-the-new-good/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:49:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=57279 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

One of my family’s Thanksgiving traditions is one common to many, that we go around the table and name something for which we are thankful. This week my list includes several things relevant to bioethics:

For most Americans though, they are often thankful for things that make them happy such as their family and their health.…

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Marijuana is literally the least of the nation’s drug worries, the police have announced http://www.bioethics.net/news/marijuana-is-literally-the-least-of-the-nations-drug-worries-the-police-have-announced/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/marijuana-is-literally-the-least-of-the-nations-drug-worries-the-police-have-announced/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:46:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57125 http://www.bioethics.net/news/marijuana-is-literally-the-least-of-the-nations-drug-worries-the-police-have-announced/feed/ 0 Junk Food Not to Blame for America’s Obesity Epidemic: Study http://www.bioethics.net/news/junk-food-not-to-blame-for-americas-obesity-epidemic-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/junk-food-not-to-blame-for-americas-obesity-epidemic-study/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:42:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57124 http://www.bioethics.net/news/junk-food-not-to-blame-for-americas-obesity-epidemic-study/feed/ 0 A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-group-of-middle-aged-whites-in-the-u-s-is-dying-at-a-startling-rate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-group-of-middle-aged-whites-in-the-u-s-is-dying-at-a-startling-rate/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:12:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57123 http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-group-of-middle-aged-whites-in-the-u-s-is-dying-at-a-startling-rate/feed/ 0 Kids get more cavities when they live with smokers http://www.bioethics.net/news/kids-get-more-cavities-when-they-live-with-smokers/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/kids-get-more-cavities-when-they-live-with-smokers/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:51:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57128 http://www.bioethics.net/news/kids-get-more-cavities-when-they-live-with-smokers/feed/ 0 Almost half of elderly patients miscalculate life expectancy http://www.bioethics.net/news/almost-half-of-elderly-patients-miscalculate-life-expectancy/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/almost-half-of-elderly-patients-miscalculate-life-expectancy/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:13:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56914 http://www.bioethics.net/news/almost-half-of-elderly-patients-miscalculate-life-expectancy/feed/ 0 Subway shifting all U.S. meat supplies to no-antibiotics-ever http://www.bioethics.net/news/subway-shifting-all-u-s-meat-supplies-to-no-antibiotics-ever/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/subway-shifting-all-u-s-meat-supplies-to-no-antibiotics-ever/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:12:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56911 http://www.bioethics.net/news/subway-shifting-all-u-s-meat-supplies-to-no-antibiotics-ever/feed/ 0 Exclusive – Transatlantic divide: how U.S. pays three times more for drugs http://www.bioethics.net/news/exclusive-transatlantic-divide-how-u-s-pays-three-times-more-for-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/exclusive-transatlantic-divide-how-u-s-pays-three-times-more-for-drugs/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:52:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56838 http://www.bioethics.net/news/exclusive-transatlantic-divide-how-u-s-pays-three-times-more-for-drugs/feed/ 0 Your Biology is in My Technology http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/your-biology-is-in-my-technology/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/10/your-biology-is-in-my-technology/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:48:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56716 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The PBS series Open Mind has been on television for nearly 60 years. The program “is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas.” The December 30 episode was an interview with Dr. Maria Freire, President of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The host of this show, Alexander Heffner, asked AJOB and BIOETHICS.NET to share this interview, about which he said, “it’s among our most fascinating conversations.”

The conversation is about exploring is about the intersection of biology and technology, harnessing big data to learn about human health and find cures for human disease.…

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Venom experts say global snake bite death tolls ‘grossly underestimated’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/venom-experts-say-global-snake-bite-death-tolls-grossly-underestimated/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/venom-experts-say-global-snake-bite-death-tolls-grossly-underestimated/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:22:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56761 http://www.bioethics.net/news/venom-experts-say-global-snake-bite-death-tolls-grossly-underestimated/feed/ 0 Pregnant cancer patients shouldn’t terminate or delay treatment: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnant-cancer-patients-shouldnt-terminate-or-delay-treatment-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnant-cancer-patients-shouldnt-terminate-or-delay-treatment-study/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:41:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56673 http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnant-cancer-patients-shouldnt-terminate-or-delay-treatment-study/feed/ 0 Clinton plan to cut health costs includes tax credits, more sick visits http://www.bioethics.net/news/clinton-plan-to-cut-health-costs-includes-tax-credits-more-sick-visits/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/clinton-plan-to-cut-health-costs-includes-tax-credits-more-sick-visits/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:32:51 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56584 http://www.bioethics.net/news/clinton-plan-to-cut-health-costs-includes-tax-credits-more-sick-visits/feed/ 0 You’re surrounded by a cloud of bacteria as unique as a fingerprint http://www.bioethics.net/news/youre-surrounded-by-a-cloud-of-bacteria-as-unique-as-a-fingerprint/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/youre-surrounded-by-a-cloud-of-bacteria-as-unique-as-a-fingerprint/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:01:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=56580 http://www.bioethics.net/news/youre-surrounded-by-a-cloud-of-bacteria-as-unique-as-a-fingerprint/feed/ 0 A Crucial Catch: Ethics, the NFL, and Public Health Advocacy http://www.bioethics.net/2015/09/a-crucial-catch-ethics-the-nfl-and-public-health-advocacy/ http://www.bioethics.net/2015/09/a-crucial-catch-ethics-the-nfl-and-public-health-advocacy/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=56526 by Macey L. Henderson, J.D.

I enjoy watching my favorite NFL teams and players during football season. As the daughter of a local sports attorney who grew up down the street from the Indianapolis Colts complex, I have always been exposed to programs and events that highlight advocacy that the NFL and their respective team markets provide for communities year after year through high profile efforts.

How can the most lucrative sports organization with north of $9 billion revenue help public health?…

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A recent 542-page report describes a damning collaboration between the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government intelligence agencies. In essence, the APA rewrote the ethics code to allow psychologists to design and monitor interrogational torture.[i] The APA Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS) said that the interrogational psychologists’ client was the interrogational command and not the prisoners’ wellbeing. The aim of this policy was to authorize and shelter psychologists who devised plans that included waterboarding, sleep deprivation, food restriction, use of threatening dogs, solitary confinement, use of restraining stress positions, etc.…

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