News & Publications

A selection of news items authored by or featuring Division of Medical Ethics faculty members.

August 12, 2013

New Zealand's immigration authorities think they have gotten to the core of solving the obesity epidemic and rising health costs-- deport fat people. A 50 year-old, 286-pound South African citizen no longer has an "acceptable standard of health" to remain in the country where nearly a third of adults are overweight, according to reports. Some think New Zealand is on the right track. Arthur Caplan, PhD, comments.

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August 06, 2013

Commissioner Bud Selig announced that Alex Rodriguez would be suspended for the remainder of this season and the entire next season following his connection to the distribution and use of performance enhancing substances through a now-closed pseudo medical clinic called Biogenesis. Arthur Caplan, PhD, comments.

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August 05, 2013

Co-edited by Arthur Caplan, PhD, Contemporary Debates in Bioethics features a timely collection of highly readable, debate-style arguments contributed by many of today’s top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century.

Released August 5, 2013

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July 29, 2013

Making overweight or obese people feel bad about their bodies doesn’t do anything to motivate them to lose weight – actually, a new study in PLos ONE finds it does just the opposite. Art Caplan, PhD, comments on the findings.

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July 23, 2013

Arthur Caplan, PhD, co-authors an article on Ryan Braun's suspension for PED use and its implications.

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