Health Issues / Organ Donation
A Factsheet on Organ Transplantation
For Your Information:According to a report dated June 15, 2004, by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the number of Americans in need of organ transplants...October 1st, 2004
When Aborted Babies Become Mothers
Some scientists are attempting a new procedure in infertility treatments. They take the ovaries from an aborted baby girl and implant them into women who are sterile. When these women...October 1st, 2004
Limitless Supply of Stem Cells Come From Body Fat
New York, NY -- In the midst of the debate over whether stem cells should be harvested form embryos, researchers have found what could be a "limitless" stem-cell supply -...October 1st, 2004
God's Life and Death Principle
May a Christian couple consider in vitro fertilization a God-pleasing way to relieve their childlessness? Is it ever ethical to pull the plug on respiratory equipment attached to a...October 1st, 2004
Are We Becoming Desensitized to Idea of Cloning?
Washington, DC -- It used to be easy to separate reality from myth when it came to cloning.However, in light of technological advances, a private group of scientists in the United Kingdom...October 1st, 2004
Eugenics: Never Again
A century ago, scientists from the top universities in America began to study people's pedigrees in the hopes of creating "perfect" children. Instead, they spawned a monster: the pseudoscience...October 1st, 2004
The Shape of the Lutheran Ethic - A Look at Life Issues Decision-Making
Gone are the days when your pastor's toughest medical counseling was talking to grandma about entering the nursing home. The advance of technology, the growth of the health care industry...October 1st, 2004
BMA Opens Door on Human Reproductive Cloning
Public opposition to human reproductive cloning may be based on nothing more than an "illogical and transient fear of new technology," according to a British Medical Association discussion...October 1st, 2004
Researchers Map Human DNA
Scientists have made a major advance as they have discovered the genetic sequence of an entire human chromosome. All the genetic information (DNA) for a human being is packed onto 23...October 1st, 2004
How Small Is Too Small? - Issues Surrounding the Low-Birth-Weight Infant
My first job as a new RN in 1969 was in the special care nursery at Babies Hospital in New York City. The environment was cutting-edge. We rigged adult ventilators for babies, grappled...October 1st, 2004
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