Category Archives: Healthcare

01.21.15

WHEN MATURITY MATTERS: CASSANDRA’S CASE

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On January 8th, Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled that a 17-year-old named Cassandra does not have the right to refuse cancer treatment that her doctors believe will save her life. Cassandra learned from the doctors at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford that she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that is common in children, […]

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01.08.15

Composing Perception in Painting and Prose: A Virtual Gallery

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Yesterday the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an exhibit called The Art of Saving a Life. In collaboration with more than 30 artists, including photographer Annie Leibovitz, and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the exhibition addresses perceptions about vaccinations through various art forms. Visual artist Vik Muniz in Behind the Scenes explained, “scientists are trying […]

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11.20.14

Housing as preventative neuroscience

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Last week, the International Neuroethics Society had its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Neuroscientists, ethicists, lawyers and policy makers from around the world gathered to discuss a broad range of topics, from groundbreaking neuroscientific research, to artificial intelligence, neuroscience in healthcare, and the significant investment in brain sciences by the US BRAIN Initiative and the […]

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11.14.14

An Eventful Month for Obamacare: November Presents Two Major Challenges to Health Reform

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November has been a busy month for the Affordable Care Act. On November 15, the second round of Healthcare.gov’s open enrollment will begin. And on November 7, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that threatens to undermine the law in the large majority of states. This blog explores these two issues, concluding with […]

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10.27.14

O'Neill Institute and WLW Launch Publication on Conscientious Objection and Reproductive Health and Rights

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Women’s Link Worldwide proudly announce the official launch of their joint publication Conscientious Objection and Abortion: A Global Perspective on the Colombian Experience. The publication is available in both English and Spanish. In 2009, the Colombian Constitutional Court issued a landmark Decision T-388/09 that sets […]

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10.08.14

New Online Resource: "The Ebola Outbreak: A Global Conversation and Resources"

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The current outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has captured the world’s attention for the past several months.  Centered in West Africa (with a few isolated cases in the United States and Europe), this ongoing crisis has been deemed a “public health emergency of international concern” as well as a global security threat.  As national governments […]

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10.01.14

From TIME: Ebola Co-Discoverer Peter Piot: ‘This Was an Avoidable Catastrophe’

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This post originally appeared in TIME on October 1, 2014.  Professor Peter Piot is Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and former Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations. He co-discovered Ebola in 1976.  The text is re-posted here, in part, with the permission of the author.  […]

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09.24.14

3 Issues to Consider before Voting in November

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On November 4, many Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. And like all election seasons, issues threatening public health are chief among this nation’s top concerns.         In researching for this post, I came up with a fairly long “short-list” of pressing public health issues – […]

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07.28.14

How Many Lawyers Does it Take To Achieve the End of AIDS?

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-chair of the recently concluded 20th International AIDS Conference, believes that “[a]nti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries around the world will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century.” Apropos to the theme of the […]

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07.25.14

New Report on Key Lessons for LGBT Outreach and Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act

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This post originally appeared on Out2Enroll. To learn more please visit www.out2enroll.org or contact Katie Keith at katie@out2enroll.org. Katie is a former Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. She is currently Director of Research at Trimpa Group and a Steering Committee Member of Out2Enroll. Yesterday, Out2Enroll—a nationwide campaign dedicated to connecting […]

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