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Love in the Time of Influenza by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics This Valentine's Day, let out your inner public health nerd by sharing one of these cards from the American Public Health Association. Spread love and public health e ... Read on »
Is Hope a Culprit in Cancer Clinical Trials? by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A recent study conducted by Emory University School of Medicine found that therapeutic misconception is alive and well in Phase I cancer research. According to the Ch ... Read on »
Gingrich on IVF by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Scientist, reproductive specialists and andrologists had better prepare. If Newt Gingrich has his way (and wins the Presidency), he will have a whole new world in sto ... Read on »
Gingrich on IVF: Bad for Families, Bad for Bioethics by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Scientists, reproductive specialists and andrologists had better prepare. If Newt Gingrich has his way (and wins the Presidency), he will have a whole new world in st ... Read on »
Canadians have Bieber Fever...For Organ Donation by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Yes, it's true. Bieber Fever has spread far and wide. But it isn't just tweens who are following the pop star, Justin Bieber's, every move. Apparently his Twitter fee ... Read on »
Caplan: Say No to Sterilization, Forced Abortion by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Art Caplan discusses a troubling case regarding a 32-year-old pregnant woman known as "Mary Moe" who is pregnant for the third time and who suffers from schizophrenia ... Read on »
Rallying Around Amelia: A Debate on Disability by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The blogosphere and the airwaves are filled with indignation regarding what has happened to Amelia Rivera, a three year old who has a rare genetic disorder called Wol ... Read on »
Get Fit, For Your Corpse's Sake by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Art Caplan reminds us in his column on MSNBC.com that its good to be skinny, whether dead or alive. The negative health consequences of obesity experienced during lif ... Read on »
In Memoriam--Bernard Gert by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics We sadly note the passing of philosopher and bioethicists, Bernard "Bernie" Gert. Bernie was also a member of American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and receiv ... Read on »
Why Fat Cannot Make You Unfit to Parent by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics An eight-year-old Cleveland Heights, Ohio boy has been taken away from his parents by Child Protective Services. An unfortunate, but routine occurrence in the world o ... Read on »
November Issue of AJOB is Now Available Online! by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics This month's issue of The American Journal of Bioethics is now available online. Research ethics is featured prominently in this issue with Rosamond Rhodes et al argu ... Read on »
In Memoriam: Bioethics Pioneer, Erich Loewy, Dies at 83 by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A bioethics pioneer within his institution, the country and worldwide, Dr. Erich Loewy changed bioethics in innumerable ways. HIs emphasis on justice in healthcare wa ... Read on »
Food Fight: Industry versus the IOM by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics If we are what we eat, shouldn't we know what we are, in fact, eating? This simple idea may be much harder to support than one would guess thanks to lobbying on the p ... Read on »
Skin Cancer, Your Hairdresser and You by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Public health experts are arguing to enlist an unlikely set of professionals in the fight against and early detection of skin cancer. Hairdressers. That's right: your ... Read on »
Arthur Caplan Says "No" To Prisoner Organs by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In the October 2011 issue of AJOB, Arthur Caplan argues in his Target Article "The Use of Prisoners as Sources of Organs-An Ethically Dubious Practice" that the great ... Read on »
Genetic Testing for the Injury Prone by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Professional soccer teams (football to the rest of the world) are using high-powered science to give them a competitive edge. The most recent venture into the world o ... Read on »
Saving the USPS by Cutting Healthcare Costs? by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics What does the postal service have to do with healthcare? Sure, the USPS delivers medical supplies to individuals and organizations. But that is not the connection tha ... Read on »
Who Would You Put in the Bioethics "Hall of Fame"? by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A question I had never considered. That is, until I read Nicolas Jackson's interview with Penn bioethics professor, Jonathan Moreno. Moreno was asked "Who are three ... Read on »
Disaster Ethics: From Kansas City to New Orleans to Joplin by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The Center for Practical Bioethics is hosting a symposium and forum on the ethics of disasters on December 7 at the Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch. The sympo ... Read on »
Happy Stem Cell [Awareness] Day! by Dr. Summer J. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics There is a day for virtually everything these days. Forget the old school Valentine's and Sweetest Day, or even Administrative Professional's or Grandparents' Day. To ... Read on »