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When Fetal Rights Trump Those of Patient and Family

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

The case of Marlise Munoz may ultimately be decided on legal grounds -- that is, whether the Texas statute is applicable to a dead body containing a living fetus. The ethical question, however, remains.

Patenting Human Genes Harms People

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The Supreme Court's decision about today's case will either extend or crimp the capacity of patients, doctors, researchers and other biotechnology firms, to use information about the human body to detect and treat other illnesses in the future.

Medical Marijuana Amendments Could Harm Michigan Residents

Michael Komorn | Posted 02.18.2013 | Detroit
Michael Komorn

The goal should be to change the perception of medical marijuana and increase patient safety, not leave them open for more scrutiny and harassment. The new bills are a step back for Michigan and the Michigan medical marijuana act.

Planned Parenthood Slammed for Telling the Truth

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

Lila Rose's pro-choice group, Live Action, continues to release videos from their 'sting operations against Planned Parenthood. They're trying to pos...

Mental Health -- Even With Insurance Patients Are On Their Own

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

If you have a child with ADHD or Asperger's Syndrome, for example, don't expect to be able to be of much help after he or she turns 18.

Sens. Clinton and Murray Introduce Legislation to Block New HHS Refusal Rule

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

The proposed HHS rule would require any health care entity that receives federal funds certify that none of its employees are required to assist with medical services they find objectionable.