Up@dawn 2.0

Monday, March 25, 2013

Better drugs now

Good morning from cold and cloudy Memphis, where Older Daughter and I have traveled to further explore her collegiate future. So, we get another break in Bioethics. But read the next batch of cases, folks, and if you have time for him here's Francis Collins. What do you think?

See you Wednesday.
Also of note:

Tennessee Race for Medicaid: Dial Fast and Try, Try Again-

 The state opens a health care hot line for a few hours each year for patients who do not qualify for Medicaid. Thousands try, but not many qualify for the limited funds.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequel

After its contributions to science, the HeLa cells may help create laws to protect the privacy of the family of Henrietta Lacks — and yours.

Report Card on Health Care Reform

Political attacks ignore the considerable benefits delivered to millions of people since the law’s enactment three years ago.

Pity Earth’s Creatures

Humanity’s advances are intertwined with cancerous excess.

Sheril Kirshenbaum, author (Unscientific America), blogger (Culture of Science), biodiversity advocate... keynote speaker at MTSU, Thursday 4:30 pm, Student Center (2d floor ballroom)

Salesmen in the Surgical Suite

A lawsuit raises questions about the marketing of robotic surgical equipment.

A Push for HPV Vaccinations

Health professionals hope to make the shots more accessible, and to make the vaccine sound less scary to parents and daughters.

Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works

Studies suggest surprisingly few patients receive evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy, which have been shown to be effective.

Re-Engineering Health Care

Room for Debate asks: Would consolidating and rationing medical practices be a good thing for patients and the industry?

No one knows how many people with severe mental illness live what appear to be normal, successful lives, because such people are not in the habit of announcing themselves. They are too busy juggling responsibilities, paying the bills, studying, raising families — all while weathering gusts of dark emotions or delusions that would quickly overwhelm almost anyone else.
Now, an increasing number of them are risking exposure of their secret, saying that the time is right. The nation’s mental health system is a shambles, they say, criminalizing many patients and warehousing some of the most severe in nursing and group homes where they receive care from workers with minimal qualifications...

  1. Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Pa
  2. The origin & future of life in a bowl of cheerios via
  3. Act’ awaits approval by Tenn. House of Representatives

No comments:

Post a Comment