Posts with the category “iethics”
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Long Gray Hallway
by Larry Ashlock on August 20th, 2020
Ever increasing numbers of older Americans begin a slow walk down “the long gray hallway” years before their symptoms are diagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Alzheimer’s, a significant cause of dementia among older people, “is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living.” ...
Organ Donation, Transplantation
by Larry Ashlock on December 10th, 2019
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The only gift is a portion of thyself.” He surely could not have foreseen organ donation and transplantation when thinking of a gift, but the sentiment applies well to this pressing issue. There are 128,878 men, women and children currently on the transplant list awaiting an “organ gift,” and 22 people die daily while waiting for a transplant.An organ transplant is ...
Opioid Abuse and Addiction
by Larry Ashlock on November 26th, 2019
Dr.Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently wrote, "We know of no other medication routinely used for a nonfatal condition that kills patients so frequently." He wrote concerning prescription opioids that are used to treat long-term pain management. Frieden also states that “One out of every 550 patients started on opioid therapy died of opioid-related causes a media...