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Pseudoscience and Measles in Minnesota

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah C. Giunta, DO, PhD, MPH A recent measles outbreak in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metro area is all over the news. More than thirty children have … Continue reading

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Thorny Questions After a French Clinical Trial Goes Wrong

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD The problem of balancing access to new drugs with the conduct of rigorous clinical trials is not new. Indeed, readers might be interested in … Continue reading

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Rights and Responsibilities at the End of Life

By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD
Questions about end-of-life care are always vexing, but a recent article in U.S. News and World Report suggests that cancer patients continue to receive useless but harmful treatments at the end of life (Thompson, 2016). A new research study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual meeting revealed that a big part of the problem comes from a lack of meaningful dialogue among physicians, patients, and family members. Continue reading

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Individual vs. Public Benefit in Liver Donation

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Hannah Giunta Earlier this month, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced it would hold a public hearing regarding concerns about disparities in … Continue reading

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The Joshua Hardy Case: Lessons Yet to Learn

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Hannah Giunta Earlier this month, major news outlets reported the story of 7-year-old Josh Hardy, a current end-stage cancer patient at St. Jude Children’s … Continue reading

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