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Undergraduate Bioethics Essay Contest

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Mandatory Vaccines Will Not Ease Fears: The Need for Dialogue

By Dallas M. Ducar • A bill that would make vaccinations a requirement for every child enrolling in public or private schools passed the … [Read More...]

Ep1: Connected By The Air We Breathe

Late in 2014, news outlets were abuzz with reports of a measles outbreak originating in California’s Disneyland theme park, with the disease … [Read More...]

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Emanuel and Matisse: Two Distinct Perspectives On Aging

by Obiora N. Anekwe After reading Ezekiel J. Emanuel’s “Why I Hope to Die at 75” in The Atlantic (October 2014), I could not help but … [Read More...]

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Balancing Human Subjects Protection with Public Health Benefits in Newborn Screening Laws

by Matt Dias • For more than fifty years, screening United States newborns has been a federal public health mandate designed to test … [Read More...]

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Poop, Death and Other Health Taboos from Ideo’s Paul Bennett

By Randi Belisomo • Poop. Hair removal. Amputation. Skin lesions. Erectile Dysfunction. Death. Those are some of the few taboos remaining … [Read More...]

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On the Case of Child Euthanasia

by Gabriella Foe • Opponents of legalizing physician assisted suicide (“PAS”) argue that legalization would … [more...]

The Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium: Neuro-Interventions and the Law

by Joshua Preston • Recently, I attended the Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium’s (ANEC) conference on … [more...]

Hands on the Patient with Eyes on the Budget

by Sebastian Agredo • In 1993, Marcia Angell wrote an article highlighting the growing trend of doctors being asked to … [more...]

Research Study: Many UK Families Hope for Alternative to Withdrawal of ANH for PVS/MCS Patients

by Sebastian Agredo • An article recently published in the Journal of Medical Ethics and open to the public is calling … [more...]

The Risks in Presuming

By Louisa Howard • Organ transplantation brings up a myriad of bioethical issues, especially with regard to informed … [more...]

Using Prudence When Prescribing

by Dallas M. Ducar • Over the last decade, the number of Americans who took a single prescription drug increased by … [more...]

Balancing Human Subjects Protection with Public Health Benefits in Newborn Screening Laws

by Matt Dias • For more than fifty years, screening United States newborns has been a federal public health mandate … [more...]

Confidentiality and Cost: Barriers to Adolescent Contraception

by Kaitlynd Hiller • In late September, the American Academy of Pediatrics published an article updating their 2007 … [more...]

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