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Ketamine for Depression: Research versus Marketing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Arthur Ward, PhD Just weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ketamine as the first new drug in decades for treatment of depression. Or rather, while the … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera co-authors ‘AJOB Neuroscience’ commentary on deep brain stimulation for depression

“Interpreting Patients’ Beliefs About Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: The Need for Caution and for Context” is an open peer commentary available in the latest AJOB Neuroscience issue. Michigan State University co-authors Dr. Laura Cabrera, Assistant Professor in the … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Addressing Maternal Mortality in the Childbearing Year

Every woman who dies during or after pregnancy has a story to tell, a story that can teach us how to prevent other maternal deaths. Renée Canady, PhD, MPA, and Cheryl Larry-Osman, RN, MS, CNM, presented at the February 21st … Continue reading

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What social and ethical challenges are presented by female cosmetic genital surgery?

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Social and Ethical Considerations Event Flyer In recent years, there has been an upsurge in plastic surgery for women who wish to alter the look and feel of their genitalia. The women who undergo these procedures … Continue reading

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What happens when people express hope for a miracle in the context of medicine?

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 12 How do patients, their families, or their caregivers express hope for a miracle in the clinical setting? How can medical professionals respond to these desires for a miracle to occur? Guests Dr. Devan Stahl, … Continue reading

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Medicare For All: This Is Going to Hurt

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Let me start with a clear unequivocal commitment in response to the January Washington Post editorial regarding Medicare for All. From the perspective of what a … Continue reading

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Who wouldn’t want to live as long as possible?

Should We Be Reaching for Immortality? Event Flyer Whether by chipping away at the diseases of aging one-by-one, or by altering the fundamental biology of aging, medical research seems to be reaching for one over-arching goal: indefinitely extending the human … Continue reading

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