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Beliefs: Finding Path to Inclusion

OAKLAND, Calif. — If you are a white American who used the Internet between 2008 and 2010, you probably remember “Stuff White People Like,” a satirical but painfully accurate blog about the clichés of the Caucasian, NPR-listening set. Among the…

October Is National Work and Family Month!

Each and every October is National Work and Family Month (NWFM), and this annual celebration offers a great opportunity for employers to showcase those organizational practices, policies, and programs that support employees in their efforts to achieve success both professionally and personally.

Patients Are Seen as Potential Donors, Many Doctors Say

More and more these days, development offices at major cancer centers are teaching doctors to seize such opportunities to raise money for the medical center or for their own research.

In an unprecedented survey of more than 400 oncologists at 40 leading cancer centers, nearly half said they had been taught to identify wealthy patients who might be prospective donors.

Study Offers Support for Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS It is among the most delicate and difficult dilemmas in medicine: Should a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis begin treatment before her child is born? Some hesitant doctors counsel women to deliver preterm or even terminate…

Combination Drug May Ease the Agitation of Alzheimer’s

Agitation and aggression are common in Alzheimer’s patients, and there is no known safe and effective treatment. Now researchers report that a combination drug already in use for treating certain neurological problems may be a better remedy. Dextromethorphan is a…

California’s Right-to-Die Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown of California is hearing plenty from opponents and supporters of a bill state lawmakers passed earlier this month that would allow some terminally ill patients to hasten their death. Modeled after the pioneering right-to-die bill Oregon put into effect in 1997, California’s End of Life Option Act…