Topic: Health and Medicine

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    “I am very, very spiritual but I am not religious. I believe in the existence of God, and before I start an operation I pray to God, and after the surgery I again pray to him for taking me through the operation.” More

    September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “This is very, very different than being the great white surgeon who comes in and does some magical surgeries and then leaves without imparting any of the magic to the surgeons in the community. It’s teaching the doctors the surgical skills to go forth and do good things for the community, and also teach other doctors,” says Dr. Mary O’Hara, one of the volunteer surgeons traveling with the Orbis flying hospital to treat eye conditions and train local doctors on a recent trip to Vietnam. More

    July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    Modern medicine now allows premature infants to survive, but at what cost? “The big question today,” observes Dr. John Lantos, a pediatric bioethicist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, is how many survive without devastating neurologic impairments or other chronic medical problems?” More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments (31)

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    “This is a joy that stands up and says, ‘Even in the midst of darkness and loss, I will still fight back and rejoice,'” says the evangelical author of “Fight Back with Joy,” a memoir of her journey from grief to joy despite breast cancer. More

    April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “An illness is a story for people. It’s a chapter in their life. It may be, in some cases, the last chapter in their life. Your chance to be the author of what happens in your story is fundamental to the meaning of people’s lives. That story of what happens is how we think, it’s how we breathe, it’s how we live our whole life.” More

    March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “There’s really no widespread religious objection to the [measles] vaccine…It’s that I have a belief that these vaccines are harmful, or that they don’t work, or I don’t believe that somebody else should be telling me how to raise my kids,” says Religion News Service editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom. More

    February 6, 2015 | 0 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

    February 6, 2015 | Comments (7)

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    Reverend Toby Larson of Celebration Anglican Church felt like he failed as a pastor when a young man from his congregation suddenly died of a heroin overdose. “Unfortunately, we’re pretty good at pastoring families that have lost people. We’re pretty good at burying people. We’re pretty lousy ten years earlier when problems started,” he says. More

    December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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    “Faith and faith leaders really play a pivotal role in not only preventing drug use, but supporting people with addiction in their recovery, in the process of really healing themselves from a tremendously stigmatized disease.” More

    December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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    “I’ve seen it more than once where it’s the family members simply can’t let go or decide we can leave no stone unturned,” says Richard Klein of the FDA patient liaison program, “whether or not it’s what the patient really wants.” But do families and patients have a right to try unapproved drugs without going through the FDA? More

    December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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