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09/04/2019 - 6:51pm

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the 2011 film, In Time, people are implanted with a digital clock that tells them how long they will live. When the clock reaches 00:00, the person dies. The clock activates when they turn 25, though additional time can be purchased to extend their life. The film explores social disparity and how people behave as they know their life is ending.

Imagine if there was a clock or a test that could predict when a person would die.…

09/04/2019 - 11:40am

This editorial is co-posted with the American Journal of Bioethics.

by Emily A. Largent JD, PhD, RN,  Ezekiel J. Emanuel MD PhD, and Holly Fernandez Lynch JD MBE

Offers of payment made in exchange for research participation are common. And yet they are often regarded as, at best, a “necessary evil.” This is odd. In most nonresearch contexts, people find payment for goods and services unproblematic. Indeed, when goods and services are not intended as gifts, failure to pay for them is a problem; we call it theft.…

09/04/2019 - 8:50am

Religious exemptions for vaccinations are no longer available. With the start of the school year, some parents face a reckoning

09/04/2019 - 8:47am

Americans may soon be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order takeout food from Seamless or catch a ride from Lyft. But prominent medical organizations are warning that patient data-sharing with apps could facilitate invasions of privacy — and they are fighting the change

09/04/2019 - 8:43am

Our Marielle S Gross, MD, MBE writes about the routine practice of coercive subtotal sterilization during surgical management of ectopic pregnancy

09/04/2019 - 8:38am

Urinary-tract infections were once easy to cure. Then they started becoming resistant to antibiotics

09/04/2019 - 7:08am

I have been thinking about this for a while, and even more since I recently retired from practicing medicine (but not from teaching) and realized while working through our retirement plans that my current will contained instructions about who should care for our young children if my wife and I would both die. Well, those …

Continue reading "Medical care as I get older"

09/04/2019 - 3:00am

Join me at the University of Kentucky Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds on October 8, 2019, where I present "Death with Dignity: The Evolving Legal Status of Medical Aid in Dying."

09/04/2019 - 3:00am

Join me at the University of Kentucky Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds on October 8, 2019, where I present "Death with Dignity: The Evolving Legal Status of Medical Aid in Dying."