The Madness of HIV PrEP UPDATED

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, and it simply refers to medicating someone before they get sick. I’ve had to do this myself by taking antibiotics prior to dental work. It’s not uncommon. The search for a magic bullet to prevent HIV infection is driving people to try radical solutions that may, in fact, make matters worse. [Read More...]

Paralyzed Woman Walks Marathon With Bionic Suit

Claire Lomas, paralyzed from the chest down, has completed the London Marathon, 16 days after it began. She was able to do it thanks to a ReWalk suit, which provides a motorized exoskeleton that allows the paralyzed to walk upright. The suit has leg supports fitted with motorized hips and knees, a body harness, a [Read More...]

Komen Back in Bed With Planned Parenthood

Isn’t it touching when gangsters dedicated to the industrial-scale slaughter of children are able to kiss and make up with the charity they managed to intimidate into quiescence? New money will be flowing from Komen to Planned Parenthood from new grants issued after the policy that disqualified Planned Parenthood: Grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for [Read More...]

St. Dymphna: Out of the Shadows of Mental Illness

icon St Dymphna

This was the first thing I wrote for Patheos, two years ago. It’s about St. Dymphna, the patron saint of those with “nervous disorders”: in other words, the mentally ill. She’s a tough saint to love: The problem for anyone with a devotion to St. Dymphna is that her story may be mere legend, embellished [Read More...]

CyberKnife and the Wonders of Modern Medicine

CyberKnife

A number of my posts to date have been an attempt to put a pin in the party balloon of techno-Utopianism, which might lead some readers to think I’m some kind of Luddite squatting in a corner making the sign of the cross to ward off iPhones and refusing to get my children proper medical care because antibiotics are [Read More...]

Every Home a Hadamar

Euthanasia Propaganda

Nazi propaganda urging the elimination of the unfit: “60,000 Reichsmarks is what this person suffering from a hereditary defect costs the People’s community during his lifetime. Fellow citizen, that is your money too.” If you believe it is right and proper for a woman to have prenatal testing to determine if she’s carrying a disabled [Read More...]

Reconsidering Organ Donation

Live Organ Donation

Signing that organ donor card always seemed like a simple decision, but with the slide in modern medical ethics, particularly where end-of-life and “brain death” issues are concerned, perhaps that’s no longer the case. I’ve seen enough reports over the years about people who were incorrectly declared brain dead only to come roaring back to life, [Read More...]

Gloria Purvis on the HHS Mandate

I’d never heard of Gloria Purvis before Julie D. and Frank Weathers linked to this video, but I hope we see a lot more of her: This 7 minute takedown of the HHS mandate is intelligent, eloquent, and well-observed. Certainly it matters that this blast of clarity comes from a woman, but you better believe [Read More...]


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