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On July 28, 2017, the world said goodbye to a little boy whose story touched many. After months of legal battles, Charlie Gard died. Charlie was an 11 month old British boy who had a rare, inherited genetic condition called infantile

Some of you may wonder why there are so many fast food restaurants in lower income, predominantly African-American neighborhoods. Everyone needs to eat healthy food,  and everyone should eat fruits and vegetables, but not everyone has access to fresh produce and

Bioethics is not a topic commonly associated with Presidential administrations and the President’s legacy. But in fact, in addition to their day-to-day responsibilities which can often involve health, science, and technology policy, for decades, Presidents have appointed special commissions to

As we reach the height of the political season, we are inundated with pundit opinions, news commentaries, and our own questions about the impact of the Presidential election. In the healthcare sphere, the future of the Affordable Care Act, funding

Do No Harm is the well known Hippocratic mantra that is synonymous with the fundamental ethical way physicians practice medicine. This pledge is the ideal belief that most thoughtful, responsible doctors adopt as they build their career. Is there a

Genetic modification is one of the most controversial revolutionary developments in the biotechnological sector. Production, processing, marketing, and consumption of GM food and common advocation that they have benefits still manage to cause a huge conflict of opinions among the

In 2003, the Concorde stopped ferrying international passengers across the Atlantic Ocean at supersonic speeds, while metaphorically demonstrating how much smaller the world has become. But international travel at prices more affordable than the Concorde demanded remains popular, despite the

Bioterrorist? Bane of “Big Pharma”? Angel of equity? Industry gadfly? Unrealistic idealist? I have no doubt that some pharmaceutical industry representatives would paint Marcia Angell, MD, former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine and author of The Truth

How does one go about reviving a failing healthcare system of a major Ivy League university? According to Dr. Arthur Rubenstein, you add humanity. Dr. Arthur Rubenstein is a 78-year-old endocrinologist, specializing in diabetes, from South Africa. Patient-centered care is

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