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  • Dog to be Euthanized Gets Reprieve
  • 4/18/2012
  • (comcast.net) - The life of a mutt that's been on doggy death row for more than a year has been spared by a judge following an outcry from animal lovers and the acceptance of a last-ditch proposal to keep the dog alive.
  • Catastrophic Brain Injuries from Football Rising
  • 4/17/2012
  • (digtriad.com) - As football season nears for high school students, a new study is sure to raise concerns about the safety of the game. Monday, researchers at UNC Chapel Hill said catastrophic brain injuries associated with full-contact football appear to be rising, especially among high school students.
  • Double-Standard for the Demented
  • 4/16/2012
  • (stltoday.com) - The late medical essayist Lewis Thomas once described Alzheimer's as "the worst of all diseases, not just for what it does to the patient, but for its devastating effects on family and friends."
  • Vermont Physician Assisted Suicide Bill Dead
  • 4/14/2012
  • (First Things) - I predicted the outcome in my annual predictions: VT has killed the assisted suicide bill. From the Burlington Free Press story: "For nearly two hours Thursday afternoon, the Vermont Senate focused on legislation that would allow people with fewer than six months to live to opt for a lethal dose of medication.
  • Researchers Find TBI Affects Medical Decision Making
  • 4/13/2012
  • (AL.com) - A blow to the head can cause traumatic brain injury. One of the worries from this type of injury is loss of ability to make decisions - especially decisions about the medical care a patient needs as he or she recovers. In a paper published Wednesday in Neurology, UAB researchers have tested traumatic brain injury patients for their medical decision-making ability.
  • Bioethicist Argues PVS Diagnosed Patients Should NOT Be Kept Alive
  • 4/12/2012
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - If an American bioethicist gets her way, all patients evaluated as being in a "permanent vegetative state" (PVS) would by default have artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) withdrawn unless they have made a prior wish to be kept alive.
  • Stow Family Still Hopeful a Year Later
  • 4/11/2012
  • (Times-Herald) - The idea was such a sweet one. When the Giants play their first home game of 2012 on Friday afternoon at AT&T Park, the perfect person to appear on the mound for the ceremonial first pitch would be Bryan Stow. How awesome would the reaction be to that sight?
  • Chemotherapy Drug Being Rationed by Manufacturer
  • 4/10/2012
  • (First Things) - This has not made nearly enough news. A crucial chemotherapy drug is now in very short supply. Johnson and Johnson, the company that owns the drug, said way back in June, that the shortage was caused by equipment problems at the third party manufacturer. Nearly a year later, the problems remain unremedied, and now a strict rationing program has been implimented.
  • Give Vets Resources to Continue Serving
  • 4/09/2012
  • (Missoulian) - With the Iraq War officially ended and all U.S. troops withdrawn from that country since last December, and with tens of thousands more American soldiers expected to leave Afghanistan by the middle of next year, states like Montana are smart to prepare for a surge of veterans. These veterans have earned a hero's welcome home.
  • Study Finds Traumatic Brain Injuries More Common Than Once Thought
  • 4/08/2012
  • (Exec Digital) - Scientists and medical professionals understand a lot more about the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries now than they did even just a few years ago. However, until recently, most didn't have a good understanding of how frequently these injuries occur.