Why African-Americans don’t use hospice. Even as end-of-life planning gains favor with more Americans, African-Americans, research shows, remain very skeptical of options like hospice and advance directives

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Continuing with what the ANA has designated as the “Year of Ethics”, this year’s them for National Nurses Week is “Ethical Practice, Quality Care”

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The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies

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Embryo Battle

May 6, 2015

Sofia Vergara’s battle with her ex-fiancée raises legal and ethical questions about rights and frozen embryos. Our Travis Rieder comments

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Science and Society

May 6, 2015

Plans to begin construction of a $1.4b giant telescope on Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii, have been put on hold in the face of continuing protests

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Natural GMO?

May 5, 2015

The first genetically modified crop wasn’t made by a megacorporation. Or a college scientist trying to design a more durable tomato. Nope. Nature did it — at least 8,000 years ago

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A study released Monday offers some comfort, finding that when hospitals shut down, death rates and other markers of quality generally don’t worsen

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Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes Moheb Costandi

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