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Assisted Suicide – Legal in Hawaii?

June 18, 2012

In Hawaii, a group of five doctors is pushing the envelope on medically-assisted death. Led by retired general practitioner Dr. Robert “Nate” Nathanson, the physicians plan to prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their lives. This is despite the opinion issued by the state’s attorney general, who... View Article

Does IVF Cause Birth Defects?

June 13, 2012

In fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryos created in a Petri dish are implanted into a woman’s uterus after 3-5 days of incubation. Until recently, it was assumed that such embryos have a normal development if they successfully implant. A disturbing recent report reveals a higher risk... View Article

A New Kind of House Call

June 5, 2012

When I was a kid growing up, we had a practice that is almost nonexistent today – doctors making house calls. One time when I was about ten years old, I had a sore throat and a high fever, too sick to get out of bed. Dr. Huston came to... View Article