prevention http://ripr.org en The Ethics of Preventative Medicine http://ripr.org/post/ethics-preventative-medicine <p>I just returned from a seminar for reporters on covering what may come next for the Affordable Care Act. One of the last sessions was a talk by prominent bioethicist <strong>Art Caplan</strong>, new head of the NYU Langone Medical Center's Division of Medical Ethics (you can read more his illustrious career <a href="http://communications.med.nyu.edu/media-relations/news/arthur-caplan-phd-renowned-bioethicist-lead-new-division-medical-ethics-departm">here</a>).</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:59:53 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 28233 at http://ripr.org The Ethics of Preventative Medicine Health director's priorities: end overdose deaths http://ripr.org/post/health-directors-priorities-end-overdose-deaths <p>Rhode Island Department of Health director Dr. Michael Fine says Rhode Island must address prescription drug abuse. Fine’s comments come as part of a list of priorities he’s shared with lawmakers.</p><p>Topping the list: ending deaths from prescription drug overdoses and colorectal cancer, as well as curbing the transmission of new HIV cases in Rhode Island. Fine also wants to reduce the number of premature births and C-section deliveries.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:56:28 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9484 at http://ripr.org Health director's priorities: end overdose deaths