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July 23, 2014 – 5:40 pm |

By Debra Somers Copit, MD 
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Judge Says Mom Can Choose To Block Dad From Delivery Room

March 12, 2014 – 7:27 pm |

By Alan Lyndon
A New Jersey court has ruled that a woman about to give birth has control of the delivery room and can choose to …

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Understanding Restrictive Covenants In Medical Practices

February 10, 2014 – 8:39 pm |
medical law

By Randi W. Kochman and Lauren M. Manduke[1]
Restrictive covenants have been, and are becoming even more, important in physician and dental practices.  Like other businesses, …

Pennsylvania Doctors Allowed to Say “I’m Sorry”

October 22, 2013 – 8:11 pm |

By Brad Broker
“I’m sorry.”
Those are very powerful words, particularly when used by a doctor.  They can provide the slightest bit of comfort to a patient …

California Allows Non-Physicians to Perform Abortions

October 11, 2013 – 7:19 pm |
abortion law

By Alan Lyndon
While many states are making it harder — and in more conservative areas, criminal — to get an abortion, California has enacted a …

Supreme Court Says Breast Cancer Genes Cannot Be Patented

June 19, 2013 – 3:19 pm | One Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in response to a lawsuit filed by …

Abortion Demand Refused by Surrogate Mom

March 8, 2013 – 3:19 pm |

By Brad Broker
This is an unfortunate and real case study of medical ethics and basic morality.  Crystal Kelley was hired by a couple to be …