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10/10/2017 - 8:24am

Keeping with my recent theme on US healthcare prices, from the people at Vox media, here’s an illustration of how expensive it is to get an MRI in the United States versus other countries: And the cost of a day … Continue reading →

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10/09/2017 - 1:11pm

Lori Wallace says it's frustrating to constantly hear messages in ads for hospitals that imply her cancer would go away if she were just more positive and tried harder

10/09/2017 - 10:19am

At Stanford and Google, Fei-Fei Li is leading the development of artificial intelligence—and working to diversify the field

10/09/2017 - 10:03am

In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts

10/09/2017 - 9:59am

There are currently 96,559 candidates on the list awaiting a kidney transplant in the US. In major cities, the average wait is five to ten years. For those on the list, there are meager options to get off it. They could receive a kidney donation from a relative or a friend. Internationally, some have opted for a murkier route

10/08/2017 - 9:15pm

Check out this end-of-life policy conference on November 4, 2017 that celebrates the 30-year anniversary of the Hemlock Society of San Diego.

Derek Humphry, Founder of the Hemlock Society USA (1980), author of "Final Exit" ...

10/08/2017 - 9:15pm

Check out this end-of-life policy conference on November 4, 2017 that celebrates the 30-year anniversary of the Hemlock Society of San Diego.

Distinguished Guests include:

  • Derek Humphry, Founder of the Hemlock Society USA (1980), author of "Final Exit" 
  • Kathryn Tucker, J.D., Executive Director, End of Life Liberty Project 
  • Rob Jonquiére, M.D., Executive Director, World Federation of Right to Die Societies

Topics will include:

  • What to do About Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
  • The POLST and How to Use It
  • Death in Switzerland: Pros and Cons
  • The Final Exit Network: Who They Are and How They can Help You
  • California's End of Life Option Act
  • Do-It-Yourself Methods
  • Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders (DNR)
  • Further Legal Actions

10/08/2017 - 9:55am

“Congress acknowledged that society’s accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.” Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., School Bd. of Nassau, Fl. v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 … Continue reading →

10/16/2017 - 11:04pm
Pourquoi développer un mouvement transhumaniste est important.
10/07/2017 - 3:30am

The Washington State Health Care Authority is now accepting submissions to certify a third round of patient decision aids. The call is for decision aids to assist in shared decision making around end of life care. 

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