Health Issues / Miscellaneous
The simple definition of cancer is an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells within the body. The practical result is pain, heartache, and death. The dreaded C-word has haunted families...August 31st, 2017
The Path of Least Resistance
Many famous people from the past and present have observed an important lesson on life: there are no shortcuts to progress. In fact, shortcuts can even sabotage progress. Consider...August 28th, 2017
It must have been over 20 years ago that I read about scientists in Japan who had worked on creating an “artificial womb” in order to bear children. I distinctly remember...August 24th, 2017
Leading Cause of Death?
We tend to think biologically when it comes to death. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the top five leading causes of death in the United States are: Heart disease...August 21st, 2017
Iceland took center stage this week when CBS News aired its “On Assignment” segment provocatively titled, “Is Iceland on track to eliminate Down syndrome?”...August 17th, 2017
Worth a Closer Look
About ten years ago I had lunch in Santa Monica, CA with a friend of mine. It was a beautiful day and from where we were seated at the outdoor café, you could see the contrast...August 14th, 2017
Who Assists with Suicide
The exhausting effort to legalize assisted suicide is like so many other ill-conceived notions of our times. The persuasive forces of video and social media advocates for “aid...August 10th, 2017
When Working with Human DNA, It's Best to Be As Accurate As Possible
This headline was actually a sentence buried in a July 28, 2017 article on gene editing of human embryos in the United States. For those of you who are new to this topic, the prospect...August 7th, 2017
A Dark Passing Cloud
In 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in the infamous Roe v. Wade case, pro-life forces warned that this decision placed us on a “slippery slope.” It is...August 3rd, 2017
Charlie Gard Has Died
On July 28, 2017, one week before his first birthday, Charlie Gard died. Charlie was at the center of a controversy that resonated throughout the world when the British High Court...July 31st, 2017
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