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12/14/2017 - 12:27pm

An Italian woman, her two daughters, and her three grandchildren have always had trouble feeling pain. They can’t sense temperature. They break bones without noticing. Now, a team of scientists in the United Kingdom think they’ve figured out why

12/14/2017 - 12:16pm

Two medics roll Mrs. M into the emergency department. Sweat drips from her forehead. Her chest heaves in and out as she tries to suck every last oxygen molecule from inside the oxygen mask. I introduce myself and she opens her eyes but her glassy stare lands beyond me. “She has metastatic breast cancer,” says one of the medics. “She’s in hospice. But her son wants everything done.”

12/14/2017 - 11:10am

By Hedy Wald It’s a festive time of year.  And medical educators so busy, busy trying to tie up loose ends on never-ending projects.  It is good to hear of plans for fun times with family and friends and looking forward to that sense of renewal in the new year… I sent a Happy Chanukah […]

12/14/2017 - 10:56am

Join me at "Dying in the Americas 2018," a conference devoted to re-imagining the future of dying with the objective of a peaceful death for everyone. 

The program is open to academics, health care professionals, physicians, nurses, geriatric, social workers, thanatologists, hospice and nursing facility personnel, palliative care specialists, insurance and government professionals, and those specifically interested in improving the quality of the dying experience for both the patient and family....

12/14/2017 - 10:56am

Join me at "Dying in the Americas 2018," a conference devoted to re-imagining the future of dying with the objective of a peaceful death for everyone. 

The conference is March 21 to 25, 2018 in the peaceful setting of the Hilton Lake Las Veg...

12/14/2017 - 10:36am

by Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair In the complex web of restrictions on abortion access, parental consent laws and judicial bypass mechanisms play a small, but hugely significant part. States are entitled to enact parental consent and notification laws in relation to … Continue reading →

12/14/2017 - 10:27am

By Margaret Waltz, PhD, R. Jean Cadigan, PhD, Anya E. R. Prince, JD, MPP, Debra Skinner, PhD, and Gail E. Henderson, PhD Age is an important consideration in medical screening, but calls for population based preventive genomic screening programs do … Continue reading →

12/13/2017 - 11:53pm

Here is a true story of a decision made by the patient and his opthalmologist to allow a terminally ill patient who is expected to die soon and who has cataracts in both eyes to have cataract surgery to be able to see his family before he dies. Th...

12/16/2017 - 11:05pm
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner as well as the famous French philosopher Bernard Stiegler will be keynote speakers at the forthcoming conference “Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives” which will take place from Wednesday the 20th until Friday the 22nd of June 2018 in Lille. If you wish to participate in this ground-breaking event, please respond to the Call for Papers which you find on the following website:
12/16/2017 - 11:05pm

Charlie had a chip in his head, but that’s not what made him special…

Brains are like ecosystems, Charlie’s doctor explained to him and his parents. Every part of Charlie’s brain works, but the way they synchronize and work together isn’t the way we would prefer. The system is in a balance of sorts; it’s just that it’s a balance that results in things like mood swings and insomnia....