‘Maisie’s Army’

August 20, 2019

How a grassroots group is mobilizing to help toddlers access a lifesaving drug

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Some argue that good medicine depends on physicians having a wide discretionary space in which they can act on their consciences. Interestingly, those who are against conscientious objection in medicine make the exact opposite claim – giving physicians the freedom to act on their consciences will undermine good medicine. So who is right here?

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But a curable disease? If this controversial idea gains acceptance, it could radically change the way we treat getting old

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Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely

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No Mercy

August 19, 2019

After the hospital closes, how do people get emergency care?

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Amy Gutmann and Jonathan Moreno write: It is a patchwork that covers some people and some diseases but not others. We can improve it by bolstering Obamacare

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For years, American smokers have been spared the unpleasant images of gangrene infected feet, swollen tongues overtaken by cancerous tumors and blackened lungs that are often plastered onto packs of cigarettes sold around the world. But that momentary reprieve before lighting up may only last a few more years

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The brains of college football players showed signs of “fraying” after a season of play

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