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Perhaps once a week, I will be asked by a patient about the potential benefits of stem cells for reversing the normal affects of age, particularly with respect to arthritis of the knee joints, hip joints or the degenerative discs in the lumbar spine. I believe one of the reasons for this interest has come …

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Coming out next month is yet another book on how to avoid living with late-stage dementia. The title says it all: "O, Let Me Not Get Alzheimer's, Sweet Heaven!" This demand motivates much of my research on VSED.

Hardly a day goes by without some newspaper story, personal memoir or medical report referring to Alzheimer’s Disease, arousing personal fears or memories of relatives and friends whose lives have been changed permanently by this condition. Grim as it is to suffer the ravages of this disease, many people are as concerned about the last few years and months of life as an Alzheimer’s patient as they are about the earlier day-to-day physical and cognitive defects.

In this book, Dr Colin Brewer explains the condition, with case histories, and addresses the issue of assisted dying, usually discussed as an option with terminal physical illness, as one way patients and their carers might gain peace of mind as the disease is diagnosed and its uncertain progress addressed. For people who would like to feel that they will have some control over the end of their lives before the disease does its worst, Colin Brewer supplies detailed guidance on such topics as advance decision-making and living wills.


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Coming out next month is yet another book on how to avoid living with late-stage dementia. The title says it all: "O, Let Me Not Get Alzheimer's, Sweet Heaven!" This demand motivates much of my research on VSED.

Hardly a day goes by without some newspaper story, personal memoir or medical report referring to Alzheimer’s Disease, arousing personal fears or memories of relatives and friends whose lives have been changed permanently by this condition. Grim as it is to suffer the ravages of this disease, many people are as concerned about the last few years and months of life as an Alzheimer’s patient as they are about the earlier day-to-day physical and cognitive defects.

In this book, Dr Colin Brewer explains the condition, with case histories, and addresses the issue of assisted dying, usually discussed as an option with terminal physical illness, as one way patients and their carers might gain peace of mind as the disease is diagnosed and its uncertain progress addressed. For people who would like to feel that they will have some control over the end of their lives before the disease does its worst, Colin Brewer supplies detailed guidance on such topics as advance decision-making and living wills.


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If you are looking for an accessible primer on ethical and legal issues in a wide range of end-of-life medical interventions, check out "Ethical and Legal Considerations in End-of-Life Care" in the September 2019 issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Offic...

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If you are looking for an accessible primer on ethical and legal issues in a wide range of end-of-life medical interventions, check out "Ethical and Legal Considerations in End-of-Life Care" in the September 2019 issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Offic...

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The annual Conference on Medicine and Religion will be at Ohio State University from March 22 to 24, 2020. Abstracts are due by September 27, 2019.

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The annual Conference on Medicine and Religion will be at Ohio State University from March 22 to 24, 2020. Abstracts are due by September 27, 2019.

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by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

 “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun” – President Trump, 4 August 2019

In 2019 (as of September 13), there have been 297 “mass shootings” (4 or more people killed or injured) in the United States resulting in 326 deaths and 1,229 injuries. The reason, according to Trump’s administration is untreated mental illness. According to many mental health specialists, lots of people with mental illness never injure another person and many of the shooters have not been diagnosed with a mental illness. People have mental illnesses in other countries and yet those places do not have a mass shooting problem.…

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The Florida Bioethics Network is holding its 12th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference on November 1, 2019. Another compelling program. Register here. From Peapods to Whole Genomes: Ethical and Policy Issues in Genetic Testing of Children Lainie...

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