Bioethics

January 25, 2012

CDC recommends hepatitis B vaccine for adults with diabetes

Here’s a practice changer for me. HealthDay reports, “Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for ALL unvaccinated adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes aged 19 to […]
January 24, 2012

Diet, weight loss reduce knee joint pain in osteoarthritis patients

HealthDay reports, “A diet consisting of eight weeks of protein shakes and soup followed by adding low-calorie, high-protein foods can help people with knee osteoarthritis (knee […]
January 24, 2012

New treatment for tendon and joint problems

ABC World News reported, “There is a revolutionary new treatment for the wear and tear on joints that can come with exercise after 50.”
January 23, 2012

How parenthood makes life meaningful and how marriage makes parenthood bearable

When Baby Makes Three, the 2011 State of Our Unions report from the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values, relies on nationally representative data to […]
January 23, 2012

How to avoid airborne infections on planes

Scott McCartney writes in the Wall Street Journal “The Middle Seat” column about how to avoid contracting airborne infections during air travel.
January 22, 2012

Should early “prostate cancer” NOT be called “cancer”?

The AP reports that a team of “specialists convened recently by the National Institutes of Health say it’s time to strip the name ‘cancer'” from low-risk […]
January 20, 2012

Treating high blood pressure in the elderly helps prolong life

MedPage Today reports, “Older patients with isolated systolic hypertension gained an extra day of life expectancy for every month of treatment with diuretic-based stepped care, according […]
January 20, 2012

Normalizing blood pressure in middle age reduces lifetime risk for heart disease, stroke

HealthDay reports, “Blood pressure changes in middle age can affect your lifetime risk for heart disease and stroke,” according to a study published in Circulation.
August 11, 2011

FDA Report: Abortion drug kills 14 Women, injures 2,200

The Food and Drug Administration has quietly released a new report about the deaths of and injuries to women from the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug […]
September 20, 2011

Catholic Church: Unborn children have a soul at conception

For those of us involved in caring for women and their unborn children, we must face squarely the question, “When does an unborn child have a […]
September 20, 2011

Early blood test for baby’s gender accurate and extremely controversial

On its front page, the New York Times (Subscription Publication) reported that according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “a […]
October 14, 2011

Study: Unborn babies can differentiate touch, pain in womb

A new study from England finds unborn children have the capacity to differentiate touch from pain in the womb and they are able to do so […]
October 25, 2011

Study: Change is possible for some homosexuals

For the first time in a decade, a study showing sexual orientation change is possible for at least some homosexuals has been published in a peer-reviewed […]
November 1, 2011

A Christian view of caring for a dying parent

I have a dear friend, Tim, who is a healthcare profession and now involved in providing loving care and caring for his mother as she approaches […]