Category Archives: Clinical Trials

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Forgotten Epidemic

We hosted a conference on Alzheimer’s disease at the College last week, inviting a distinguished group of physicians, researchers, caregivers, advocates and policymakers to discuss the ethical and legal challenges of diagnosing and treating those with the disease. These issues … Continue reading

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Opening the Black Box

In a study published earlier this week, researchers found that pregnant women who take acetaminophen — a widely used drug found in such over-the-counter painkillers as Tylenol and Excedrin — are at increased risk of having children with hyperkinetic disorders … Continue reading

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Buying Into the Club

I’ve never been a big fan of actor Matthew McConaughey, but his recent award winning performance in The Dallas Buyers Club might change my opinion of him. In that movie The Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. McConaughey plays the role of … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Until last week, most people had never heard of Lisa Bonchek Adams. A devoted wife and mother to three young children, Ms. Adams has been battling end-stage cancer for the last seven years.  This 44-year-old Connecticut woman has chosen to … Continue reading

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Safety Shutdown

Unless a miracle happens, but the time this commentary airs on Northeast Public Radio, the US federal government will enter its tenth day of shutdown. Nearly 800,000 workers will remain furloughed, important social service and educational programs will remain unfunded, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Fat

For many Americans, the New Year is often a time to look back on both the successes and failures of the past. More importantly, it is also a time to look forward and to think about the changes we want … Continue reading

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Prepping for PrEP

An estimated 34 million people around the world are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Most of these individuals live in developing countries, but approximately 1.2 million Americans are infected. A quarter to a third of those living … Continue reading

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