Egg Donation: Lacking Research and a Registry

A recent New York Times article, “Do Egg Donors Face Long Term Risks?,” raises the case of Jessica Grace Wing, a Stanford graduate who died of metastatic colon cancer at 31, a few years after donating her eggs multiple times.[1] She had no family history of cancer and was in good health. After Jessica’s death, […]

Spotlight On: Beverly Adade

Expected Graduation Date: September 2017 Undergraduate College:  Emory University ‘10 Undergraduate Major:    Religion Undergraduate Minor: Global Health Studies Why were you interested in getting a graduate degree in Bioethics? As a religion major, I was always interested in studying bioethics. I was particularly interested in the MBE program at Einstein Cardozo because it offers […]

Does Portraying Suicide in Popular Media Make Suicide More Popular?

The success of Netflix’s recently released 13 Reasons Why, about a high school student who commits suicide and leaves behind tapes to thirteen people whom she blames, has sparked concern and even outrage amongst mental health experts, parents, and school administrators. Some fear that the glamorization of suicide in the show can have negative consequences, […]

The Ethics of American Football

In 2017, 112 million viewers eagerly tuned into the Super Bowl, the most watched televised event in America each year. 26 million viewers tuned into the College Football National Championship. The obsession with football that has become deeply ingrained in American culture includes the deification of the players. The National Football League (NFL), however, now […]

Weighing Surgeries in Light of a Breast Cancer Gene

Einstein-Cardozo M.B.E. student Jill Werman Harris, recently weighed the pros and cons of preventive surgery options for women who carry the BRCA gene mutation, which puts them at higher risk for breast cancer. This is an excerpt from her piece in the New York Times Well Blog. Women with BRCA mutations often opt for RRSO. […]

Brain Wave Testing & Disparities in ADHD: The Implications of NEBA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its approval of the Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System, which they claim shows promising results for more accurate diagnosing of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents 6 to 17 years old. NEBA, which is based on electroencephalogram (EEG) technology, consists of a short, non-invasive test […]

Is Liability to Blame for an OB/GYN Shortage

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has repeatedly expressed concern over the impending shortage of physicians in their specialty [i]. This worry has only been exacerbated by the number of doctors leaving the field recently. Many of these departing practitioners explain that they only plan to drop the obstetrics portion of their practice, since […]

Fighting Obesity: How Aggressive is Ethically Appropriate?

New Yorkers are well aware of Mayor Bloomberg’s attempts to fight obesity. Particularly memorable was the legislation that required chain restaurants to provide nutritional information for all menu items in the form of calorie counts. A low-fat berry coffee cake at Starbucks, something I considered to be a small snack, became much less appealing when […]

Mississippi’s Fight Against Teen Pregnancy: Another Failed Attempt

Mississippi lawmakers have made another controversial attempt to curb teen pregnancy. Under Bill 151, which is the first of its kind in the country, doctors and midwives in the state will be required to collect umbilical cord blood in certain cases, classified as “potential sex crimes”, where the mother was 16 or younger at the […]