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05/19/2017 - 4:00am

What would you do if you were told you had a terminal illness and may only have months to live?

Award-winning film-maker Sue Bourne wanted to make a film about living, not dying. She set out to find people of all ages who had managed to find positives...

05/19/2017 - 4:00am

What would you do if you were told you had a terminal illness and may only have months to live?

The 12 people in this provoking and uplifting film range from their twenties to their sixties. They speak eloquently and inspiringly about what they have discovered really matters in life. They smile and laugh and try not to cry because they say that crying and being sad is a waste of the precious time they have left. Some say they feel privileged to have been told how much time they have left. Others are pleased they are going to die before they get old because at least they know they won't have to face a miserable and sad old age....

05/18/2017 - 11:25pm

Brief comments on four short articles from this week, on disparate topics: James Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute (meaning he is politically right of center) pleads in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) for compromise between Republicans and Democrats on further healthcare policy reform.  Arguing that the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) may never pass, he believes that a better result... // Read More »

05/18/2017 - 2:30pm

Prospect is unsettling to some experts. Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — and it promises to be far more controversial than in vitro fertilization ever was

05/18/2017 - 2:25pm

Spencer Phillips Hey: People who volunteer to participate in clinical trials of new drugs provide a valuable service to pharmaceutical companies and to the rest of us. In return, I think that they should have a say in how much these drugs will cost when they hit the market. Not only would that honor their service, but it would also provide a patient-centered mechanism to lower the price of new drugs

05/18/2017 - 2:09pm

Effy Vayena and Alessandro Blasimme write, "In January 1999, Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle Corporation), announced that we should no longer be concerned with privacy, since consumers ‘have zero privacy anyway’ and should just ‘get over it.’"

05/18/2017 - 2:06pm

Zack Berger writes, ":Every week I precept (teach and supervise) in the residents' internal medicine clinic at the Outpatient Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital, on Caroline Street in Baltimore, Md. The patients are mostly Baltimoreans, mostly African-Americans, though an increasing number are Spanish-speaking immigrants"

05/18/2017 - 8:29am

By Nicolas Terry and Frank Pasquale Subscribe to TWIHL here! With help from our good friend Nathan Cortez from SMU School of Law we discuss the American Health Care Act. Nathan is a thought leader in both health law and policy and administrative law … Continue reading →

05/18/2017 - 7:55am

By Effy Vayena and Alessandro Blasimme In January 1999, Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle Corporation), announced that we should no longer be concerned with privacy, since consumers ‘have zero privacy anyway’ and should just ‘get … Continue reading →

05/18/2017 - 4:44am

By John Tingle The NHS LA is a pivotal organisations in the NHS whose work has a daily impact on the lives of patients and on all those who work in the health service. The NHS LA  have recently published … Continue reading →