The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for doctors, researchers and others in the medical community

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Why taking care in discharging a patient matters

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California teenager Jahi McMath, who suffered catastrophic brain injury as a result of a routine tonsil surgery, died on June 22, 2018. Her death came after four years of her family fighting in court to continue her care in California. Eventually, they moved her to a facility in New Jersey, a state that accommodates religious views that don’t recognize brain death

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Gift will establish Ruth R. Faden Endowment for Education in Bioethics, named in honor of the institute’s founding director

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The gift from Dr. Alex and Mrs. Vicki Levi to Honor Berman Institute of Bioethics Founding Director Dr. Ruth R. Faden: $15 million gift will support future bioethics scholars and leaders

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Addyi Rises Again

July 11, 2018

Addyi, a drug that made a splash when it was approved in the summer of 2015 as the first “female Viagra,” is back. Its rise, fall, and rise again is an example of shrewd pharmaceutical marketing and the potential dangers it can have on patients

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Machine learning on mountain of safety data improves automated assessments

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You’ve probably heard the story of Henrietta Lacks’ cells, which spawned more than 17,000 patents, a bestselling book and a made-for-TV movie starring Oprah. The cancer cells were harvested from Lacks’ cervix without her consent in 1951. According to Johns Hopkins, where doctors took the cells, the resulting “immortal” cell line, known as HeLa, has contributed to medical breakthroughs

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