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Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.

Death vs. Life: One Size Does Not Fit All

Marion Leary | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

Somewhat recently a cardiac arrest survivor I helped to resuscitate was diagnosed with a terminal disease. This brought about the question, is it better to go quickly, not knowing the end is near, or is it better to have extra time on this earth, but know that you and your family may have to endure an end full of potential suffering? 

Why We Might Not Actually Want To Live Forever

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

David Casarett, M.D. was first inspired to become a doctor after reading a newspaper article in 1986 about the strange case of a toddler named Michell...

Erasing Death

Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science
Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D

What happens when we die? The once-held philosophical idea that there is no way back after death is not accurate and that there is a significant period of time after death in which death is fully reversible. The goalposts have moved, and we don't know where the science will take us.

Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Time for Another Change

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

Any efforts by the medical profession to curb patient autonomy deserve strict scrutiny lest we return to the unfortunate era of paternalism. And it will not be easy to effect these types of changes.

British Paramedic Refuses To Resuscitate Man, Lets Him Die

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Karl Harris, a British paramedic, allegedly refused to help a dying man, telling his trainee colleague there was "no point", a British court has been ...