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‘Right To Try’ Legislation Heats Up Debate Between Medical Providers And Conservative Activists

BY DANIEL GAITAN | “Right to Try” legislation making its way through Congress is outraging some medical professionals, though the bill is being cheered on by many conservative activists. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial bill this month to allow terminally ill patients to experiment with drugs not approved by the Food […]

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Resuscitation Efforts Death Ritual In Western Medicine

Although palliative care and hospice service have improved the death experience for many Americans, demands for non-beneficial resuscitation efforts are still frequent, said neonatologist Kelly Stuart at the Second Annual Conference on Religion and Medicine in Chicago Tuesday. Medicalizing the death experience promotes dualism, Stuart said, separating both body and soul and death ritual and medicine. She said dualism does […]

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Community Cancer Clinics Turning Thousands Away

Many U.S. cancer clinics have started to turn away thousands of patients due to the sequester’s cuts to Medicare. As The Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff reports, some oncologists say the reduced federal funding makes it impossible for community clinics to administer expensive chemotherapy to seniors and remain financially stable. These patients must now seek treatment […]

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