Category Archives: bioethics

Good read: Christopher Hitchens travels from ‘Welltown’ to ‘Tumortown’ in ‘Mortality’

By Joel Potash, MD Christopher Hitchens was a famous author, journalist, and lecturer who loved to debate religion with representatives of various religions. He was an atheist and perhaps best know for his book, “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” … Continue reading

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Who was Bruce Dearing, and why does a writing award bear his name?

This is the 28th year of the annual Bruce Dearing Writing Award Competition at Upstate. Staff, faculty and students may submit fiction, essay, memoir and poetry, and the winners are considered for publication in Upstate’s literary journal, The Healing Muse.  … Continue reading

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Consortium for Culture and Medicine elective courses open to the public

It’s time to register for spring courses through the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, a partnership among Upstate, LeMoyne College and Syracuse University. Members of the public who hold bachelor’s degrees and who are interested in any of the courses … Continue reading

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Geriatrics expert: Feeding tubes not recommended for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Toward the end of Alzheimer’s disease, people lose their ability to chew and swallow. Family members often struggle with the proper approach once their loved one reaches this stage. Food, after all, is so symbolic of caring that to not … Continue reading

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