Tag: Medicine

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    “If there’s any way to avoid getting a blood transfusion, one is better off in general if they can avoid it,” says Dr. Abe Steinberger, a neurosurgeon at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. More

    June 5, 2014 | Comments

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    In most states, parents can choose not to vaccinate their children based on a personal or religious objection. It’s a choice that has begun raising concerns about the ethics of refusal and the rising risk of outbreaks. More

    January 24, 2014 | Comments

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    Strongly influenced by Catholic teachings, the country of El Salvador now forbids all abortions. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from San Salvador on the consequences for many women when abortion is considered murder, regardless of the circumstances. More

    December 13, 2013 | Comments

  • featured-thousand-dollar-genome

    “Our main goal is not to cause any harm or additional stress to families,” says Nancy Spinner, head of genomic diagnostics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. More

    August 9, 2013 | Comments

  • bloodless-surgery-featured

    “If there’s any way to avoid getting a blood transfusion, one is better off in general if they can avoid it,” says Dr. Abe Steinberger, a neurosurgeon at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. More

    July 12, 2013 | Comments

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    In New York, orthopedic surgeon Joseph Dutkowski specializes in treating severely disabled patients. He is motivated, he says, by his Catholic faith. More

    April 12, 2013 | Comments

  • thumb02-haiti-doctor

    He buries the poor, feeds the hungry, rescues the injured, houses the homeless, and says the goal of his orphanage for Haitian children is “to raise the children together so they have memories of their own restored childhood and that later in life they become aunts and uncles to each other’s children and their family regenerates after a generation.” More

    December 7, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb02-healafrica

    “If we can bring in some light, the darkness will not overcome the light, and that’s where faith is. We believe that.” More

    February 3, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-mendingmedicare

    “The whole system is greased to pay hospitals and others for expensive things people might not even want” at the end of life, says Dr. Lachlan Forrow, director of ethics and palliative care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s impossible not to ration, it’s irrational not to ration, and it’s unethical not to ration” medical care at the end of life, says this professor of ethics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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