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12/06/2017 - 10:10am

(Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) When Jimmy Kimmel’s child was diagnosed with a serious heart condition, Kimmel realized that people without his wealth (or his generous insurance coverage) would not be able to pay for the life-saving care that his … Continue reading →

The post You Know Who Else Fails ‘The Jimmy Kimmel Test?’ Hospital Emergency Rooms appeared first on PeterUbel.com.

12/06/2017 - 10:06am

A powerful and controversial new genetic engineering technology called a gene drive offers the potential to drastically reshape our world by overriding natural selection. And the US military’s research arm is among one of the technology’s biggest research funders

12/06/2017 - 9:54am

Around the world, human-rights activists fight on behalf of people imprisoned in unsanitary jails and denied a fair trial. These victims often suffer the double indignity of being mistreated by their captors and deprived of basic services. In many countries, these abuses are not only taking places in prisons, but in hospitals, too

12/06/2017 - 9:51am

This week, pharmaceutical giant CVS announced it was preparing to buy the insurance company Aetna for $69 billion. The merger could have a profound impact on the way Americans receive healthcare — and it also raises a number of privacy concerns, said medical ethicist Arthur Caplan

12/06/2017 - 3:30am

NPR ran a story this week asking should eye surgeons fulfill a dying man's wish to see his family?

12/06/2017 - 3:30am

NPR ran a story this week asking should eye surgeons fulfill a dying man's wish to see his family?

The patient had exhausted cancer treatment and was on hospice. But he also had significant cataracts blocking his vision. 

Some clinicians were op...

12/05/2017 - 4:10pm

By Nicolas Terry and Frank Pasquale Subscribe to TWIHL here! This week features a welcome return to the pod by Boston University health law professor Wendy Mariner. The three of us present an expanded “lighting round.” We discuss the almost-gone individual mandate, Murray-Alexander, deficit … Continue reading →

12/05/2017 - 4:08pm
Join me in June 2018 for the Society for Medical Decision Making 17th Biennial European Conference.
12/05/2017 - 4:08pm

Join me in June 2018 for the Society for Medical Decision Making 17th Biennial European Conference.