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08/15/2017 - 9:52am

Some vaccine developers are taking steps to include them, in line with bioethicists' urging, but it will likely take years before any expectant mothers are enrolled

08/15/2017 - 8:40am

By Shoshana B. Weiner “You’re making a terrible decision.”  The surgical fellow was on a rant.  I stood silently for some thirty minutes trying to maintain my composure as he criticized my decision to apply for a pediatrics residency. This memorable event occurred during my surgical rotation, and yes, during a surgery. Apparently, in this […]

08/15/2017 - 8:36am

The Georgia State University Law Review has posted a PDF of my new 98-page article, "Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates."

08/15/2017 - 8:36am

The Georgia State University Law Review has posted a PDF of my new 98-page article, "Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates."

The purpose of this Article is to help impro...

08/15/2017 - 5:20am

Dr. Joel Reynolds, a postdoctoral fellow at The Hastings Center recently wrote a very poignant essay in Time magazine arguing that our increasing ability to edit our own genetic code risks eventually eliminating the very genetic code that results in people like his younger brother Jason, who was born with muscle-eye-brain disease, resulting in muscular dystrophy, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, severe nearsightedness and intellectual disability. In... // Read More »

08/16/2017 - 11:05pm
Put aside distractions: Spicer, Priebus, the Mooch…. It’s Steve Bannon who has drawn concerned attention lately from those seeking signs and portents. For example, Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist reads a lot and styles himself a supreme intellect. In this exploration of Bannon’s favorite books, you’ll find plenty to worry about, such as his cult-obsession with a coming apocalypse-like crisis foretold by inevitable “cycles of history.” (I’ll append more about his favorite authors, below.)
08/14/2017 - 1:56pm

Here is our weekly round-up of developments from the world of housing law and health. For the week of August 7-14, 2017: HUD released its “Worst Case Housing Needs” report to Congress providing national data and analysis of the problems … Continue reading →

08/14/2017 - 1:05pm

A Norwegian startup company has created an automaton that helps children with long-term sickness be part of normal life again

08/14/2017 - 12:58pm

A new paper in the latest issue of Health Affairs is worth a look. “Drugs Cleared Through The FDA’s Expedited Review Offer Greater Gains Than Drugs Approved By Conventional Process“

08/14/2017 - 11:27am

The dangers of not testing drugs on pregnant women. Pregnant women can get sick. And women with illnesses do get pregnant. Yet most drugs have never been tested for their effects during pregnancy