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  • Doctors Study Use of Progesterone in Treating Brain Injuries
  • 8/12/2012
  • (KDKA) - Kevin Conwell, 21, injured his head in June 2011. He was on his way to work as a summer camp counselor when his car flipped. Since he was alone, no one knows for sure what happened - even Kevin. "I just remember, like, waking up in a car with like ambulances," he says.
  • Ex-Navy Sailor Convicted in Assisted Suicide
  • 8/10/2012
  • (Press Democrat) - A former Navy enlisted sailor who graduated from Willits High School has been sentenced to five years in prison for helping a senior non-commissioned officer commit suicide in Virginia, according to the Virginian-Pilot newspaper.
  • Head Injury a Silent Epidemic in Student Athletes, Expert Warns
  • 8/09/2012
  • (Noozhawk) - Encouraging student athletes to "just play through it" may be a thing of the past when it comes to head injuries suffered while engaged in impact sports. That was the message that backers of a talk called "Solving the Concussion Crisis" hoped parents and coaches would come away with Monday night.
  • Law Expands TBI Treatment for Veterans
  • 8/08/2012
  • (Arkansas News) - Veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury will receive broader rehabilitation services as part of a larger VA bill that President Obama signed into law on Monday. "Signing this legislation into law is a great victory for our veterans and their families who are fighting the unseen injuries of war," said Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., who sponsored the provision.
  • Murderer Wins Right to be Executed Over Objection of Pro Death Governor
  • 8/07/2012
  • (First Things) - Ironies upon ironies: The current governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber is a big fan of his state's assisted suicide law. But he opposes the death penalty, even though the people of that state have twice voted to retain it.
  • The Ghouls are Coming: Pre-Death Organ Harvest
  • 8/06/2012
  • (By Mark P. Mostert, Ph.D.) - The work philosophers do is often shrouded in mystery. Tucked away in the dank halls of academia, they spend their dull lives writing books that very few ever read - or care about. Their social life consists of debating obscure concepts with their drab colleagues and attending equally rancid conventions where their intellectual exercises in thinking a great deal about very little are amplified a hundredfold. That’s the stereotype, anyway. Think again.
  • How Should Clinicians Respond to New Therapeutic Interventions?
  • 8/03/2012
  • (ScienceDaily) - New tools have confirmed high rates of misdiagnosis of patients with chronic disorders of consciousness, such as the vegetative state. An increasing number of patients' families wish to use these novel techniques for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
  • UK Suggests Ethically Controversial Strategies to Increase Organ Donations
  • 8/02/2012
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has launched a survey asking health professionals and the public to weigh in on several ethically controversial strategies to increase organ donations.
  • Assisted Suicide 'In Direct Conflict' With Doctor's Role
  • 8/01/2012
  • (Boston.com) - Physicians, in their care of patients, must establish a physician-patient relationship based on mutual trust and respect to be able to render the best care to their patients. Centuries ago the physician Hippocrates wrote the Hippocratic Oath, which many of us took when we became physicians and guides us in the ethical practice of medicine.
  • Florida's Most Vulnerable in Danger of Abuse
  • 7/31/2012
  • (TBO.com) - Recent newspaper investigations have found rampant abuse and neglect in Florida's assisted-living facilities and now at a rehabilitation center for brain-injured patients in Hardee County. What these stories have in common is an indictment of Florida's regulators.