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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

    The state of Alzheimer Disease in America

    The state of Alzheimer Disease in America

    A new test offers some benefits, but also some risks, to finding out if you are at high risk for Alzheimer’s - a disease for which there are currently no good treatments available. 

    • 3 min
    The impact of race on kidney transplantation

    The impact of race on kidney transplantation

    In many ways social, economic, and medical the cards are stacked against some people getting a transplantation.

    • 3 min
    The prohibition against marijuana in the hospital

    The prohibition against marijuana in the hospital

    Why is a drug that can be so useful to a group of patients not allowed in the hospital?

    • 3 min
    Leaving the World Health Organization

    Leaving the World Health Organization

    This decision to leave the WHO is among the most irresponsible the president has made and will negatively impact not only American lives but people in every corner of the world.

    • 3 min
    A practical steps to protect those at risk of suicide

    A practical steps to protect those at risk of suicide

    Extreme Risk Protection Orders are a relatively new step that can be taken to protect the public from those who are felt to be of risk to themselves or others.

    • 3 min
    Changes in thinking about blood pressure

    Changes in thinking about blood pressure

    For some elderly taking several blood pressure medications can be risky.  Do they need to take multiple medicines?  Doctor have been hesitant to stop blood pressure medications because they fear they might harm their patients.  The OPTIMISE...

    • 3 min

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