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 [...]

Eating Disorders and the Internet

In America, it is clear that being thin is an ideal. The concept of ‘thin as beautiful’ is something that is omnipresent on television, in advertisements, in magazines, and on the internet. The message of ‘being thin’ is connected to the ongoing fight against obesity, which is currently one of the most prevalent health issues [...]

The Bioethics of Professional Sports

Professional sports are a vast cultural phenomenon, a weekend pursuit, and a fun pastime for much of America. But behind the scenes, they can contain many unexpected ethical challenges that the fan may never consider. Medical teams for professional franchises have a much-envied position. However the professional and emotional pressures are often understated when one [...]

Saving the Therapeutic Orphan: A Discussion about Pediatric Clinical Research Ethics

Performing medical research on any person requires careful ethical deliberation, but children are a particularly vulnerable group that requires additional attention and protection. Past cases of unethical research practices on children reveal the potential for tragedy. The Hepatitis experiments performed in the 1950’s at Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, NY are one example. In [...]