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Cassandra’s Choice: The Right to Refuse Treatment

by Dallas M. Ducar • Cassandra, a teen patient from Connecticut, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in September 2014. After being … [Read More...]

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The American Living Organ Donor Fund: Removing Financial Barriers to Benevolent Actions

by Randi Belisomo • An online fundraising campaign brought in three hundred dollars. Friends from church pooled just a bit more than that … [Read More...]


Update: News and activities from some of our Voices’ editors and contributors.

Voices’ Arts page editor Dr. Obiora N. Anekwe was recently selected to present his research on the unethical educational and medical … [Read More...]


Texas House Bill 2: Discrimination Toward Abortion Providers Creates Undue Burdens for Texas Women

by Rachel Hill • In 1992, the United States Supreme Court, in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, … [Read More...]


B.S./M.D. Programs: How Early is Too Early?

by Jonathan Chevinsky •  How early can you be expected to know that you want to be a doctor? If you ask medical school … [Read More...]


Is The War On Electronic Cigarettes Legitimate?

by Derek Ayeh • With Los Angeles’ move to ban electronic cigarettes from public spaces they could soon be joining … [more...]

One Step Closer to Gattaca?

by Gabriella Foe • What if you could know the complete genetic make-up of your child before he or she is born? … [more...]

Ridding Ourselves of Noxious “Death Panel” Discourse

by Lillian Ringel • On Friday, April 11, 2014, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), along with co-sponsors Senators Chris Coons … [more...]

R*pe: Still a Four-Letter Word

by Jhia Louise Jackson • F*ck. Sh*t. D*mn. Most of us learned at an early age what the “forbidden” four-letter … [more...]

Miso on the Market in South Texas

by Sebastian Agredo • As was reported in a February 20, 2014 post on the Voices in Bioethics Newswire, the rise in … [more...]

Studies Reveal Rx for Doctors: A Daily Dose of Meditation

by Madeline Goldberg • One personal quality that many patients seek in their physicians is compassion. In addition, … [more...]

Kaiser study finds CDC HIV screening guidelines are still not implemented 8 years later

by Kevin Van Geem • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) roughly 50,000 people become … [more...]

Genomic Microsurgery: the Good and the Bad

by Gabriella Foe • Genomic microsurgery is a type of genetic modification whereby DNA segments are inserted, removed, … [more...]


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