By Richard H Bernstein, MD, FACP Delivered at the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, 3/28/15 Opening Words Leon Kass, a University of Chicago ethicist stated: If medicine takes aim at death prevention, rather than at health and relief of suffering, if it regards every death as premature, as a failure of today’s medicine– but […]
We were surprised to learn that mental health problems are more common than cancer and heart disease combined. In fact, the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030 more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. Mental disorders are truly universal and are found in all regions, all countries and all […]
In this column, Janet Glass explores the challenges of raising children in a wired world, which requires a new type of awareness from parents.
Star Trek, my Utopian vision of the future Ms Boe Meyerson was speaking that Sunday. Her talk was about how the original Star Trek TV series provided the viewer with an ideal version of society. The Starship Enterprise was run by an empowered and evolved crew; Asian, white, female, male, African-American, even Vulcan. Each was […]
There has been a long and consequential debate in the history of ideas, and it can be summarized as follows: Does the current generation have the freedom and the right to remake society for its own benefit. Or, do we have an obligation to past generations to respect their conventions and values? This debate hit […]
by Ed Gross No excuse. There’s simply no excuse for adding a controversial bill to a continuing resolution to keep the federal government running. Adding the defunding of the Affordable Care Act, the signature achievement of the president’s first term is mind-boggling. This after all is a measure that is designed quite literally to save […]