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Longevity by living a healthy and active life by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Pray the gods for healthy minds in healthy bodies and for a stout heart that does not fear death. — Juvenal In two previous articles published in Surgical Neurology International and in HaciendaPublishing.com, I discussed the benefit of longevity with quality of life. In the initial article, I countered the arguments made by various utilitarian …

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Bioethics — Part 2: Is it compassion, personal autonomy, or ulterior utilitarian motives at heart?

Following the publication of the first part of this article dealing with bioethics and infanticide,[1] I received correspondence from a former colleague, Dr. Richard L. Elliot, Director of Medical Ethics at Mercer University, contending there is little difference among medical and biomedical ethicists; that my characterization of bioethicists as utilitarian moralists (useful agents of the …

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Medical Ethics of Hippocrates or Population-Based Bioethics — A Symposium based on the Interview of Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse

This interview resulted in the May 14, 2014 article, “U.S. Experts urge focus on ethics in brain research” by Kerry Sheridan, AFP Correspondent. The article was distributed through the NewsCred Smartwire, Agence France Presse. Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse (AFP): Hi Dr. Faria, I’m working on a story about calls for consideration of ethics in neuroscience …

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Living in a Chaotic — and Dangerous World! by James I. Ausman, MD, PhD

After talking with young neurosurgeons and residents around the world, they often ask “How do I know what I read is the truth?” I answered that question in a recent editorial.(1) This month in Surgical Neurology International, Miguel Faria warns of increasing control of medicine by government (politicians and their bureaucrat enforcers) and its consequences …

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Bioethics and why I hope to live beyond age 75 attaining wisdom! — A rebuttal to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s 75 age limit

Abstract — American bioethicists have been providing persuasive arguments for rationing medical care via the theory of the necessary “rational allocation of nite health care resources.” Anticipating the need for the drastic rationing of medical care in the U.S. with the implementation of ObamaCare and assisted by various sectors of organized medicine in league with …

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Utilitarianism and the perversion of the ethics of Hippocrates

In their guidelines for resolving conflict in cases of non-beneficial or futile medical treatment, the San Francisco Bay Area Network of Ethics Committee continues the disturbing trend of medicine moving toward collectivism and the ethics of distributive justice.(1,2) According to the tradition and ethics of Hippocrates that have served the profession well for 2500 years, …

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