Tag Archives: Viewpoints

Viewpoints: Lessons From The ER On What To Do On A Frigid Night With The Homeless; Public Health Programs, Not A Wall, Will Help Drug Problems

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Stat: A Frigid Night Puts Compassionate Care On Trial In A Crowded ED If there were plenty of beds in the emergency department, we could attend to patients with acute medical problems and make space for those with social ones. But there aren’t. So… Read More »

Viewpoints: Isn’t It Time To Get Important Input From Other Sources On Gene Editing?; Prevent Another Theranos Debacle By Seeking Peer-Reviewed Work

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The New York Times: Should Scientists Toy With The Secret To Life? Scientists quickly condemned the Chinese researcher who altered the DNA of at least two embryos to create the world’s first genetically edited babies, defying a broad consensus against hereditary tinkering. But as The… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On The Brain’s Downward Spiral During Substance Abuse; Don’t Wait To Confront Alzheimer’s

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: Addiction Often Begins With A ‘Beautiful’ Boy Or Girl  In the American mind, drug addiction happens only to people “born under a bad sign.” That’s just not true. Worse, it implies that success in life protects individuals from addiction. Throughout my 50-year career working… Read More »