Night workers deserve better

first_imgNight workers deserve betterOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Night shift workers can suffer chronic mental and physical health problemsand need better adviceHealth and safety professionals need to do more than simply hand outself-help guides to night shift workers if they want to help them cope with thehealth effects of changing their routines, the Health and Safety Executive hassaid. Night shift working can pose a chronic risk to a worker’s mental andphysical health because of the disruption to sleeping, eating, social anddomestic routines that often goes with it, it warned. The HSE has now published research looking at how people who work on nightshifts can be helped to cope with their lifestyle. While there are many self-help guides about, until now nothing has beenknown about whether they help to change behaviour. A sample of shift workersfrom the Lothian and Borders Police was studied. They were given a self-help guide and then asked to fill in a questionnaireto see if it had helped to change their attitudes and health-related behaviour.The study found there was negligible change, although whether this was fromthe nature of the information, its delivery, uptake or simply the difficulty ofpersuading people to change deep-seated behavioural patterns, was not clear. Organisations needed to adopt a more proactive and intensive programme ofbehaviour change to educate shift workers on how to improve their health,perhaps involving counselling, suggested the HSE. Trevor Shaw, head of the human performance and fatigue section of the HSE’shealth directorate, said, “The HSE is increasingly concerned about thehealth and safety aspects of shift working and is keen to explore ways ofmitigating the effects. “This research suggests that simply distributing advice to shiftworkers in the hope it will influence their coping behaviour is notenough.” In The Shiftworkers Guide, the HSE recommends shift workers should not eatfats, red meat or spicy food in the middle of the night and they should winddown by having a bath or shower. Workers should also use an answering machine to field telephone calls, turnoff the doorbell and avoid sleeping pills. last_img read more

Renovation of stately co-op pits gum surgeon against board

first_imgTagsco-opsmidtown manhattanReal Estate Lawsuits In a memo filed last week, attorneys for Froum called the default notice a “pressure tactic” which amounted to a threat of eviction.Froum, a dental surgeon whose practice occupies a ground-floor unit at the cooperative, is the sole shareholder whose windows haven’t been replaced. The work, his attorneys argue, would close “an essential surgical facility during the height of the worst pandemic in generations.”His attorneys estimate that closing his office would cost Froum $500,000 in lost income and other costs.Attorneys for Froum declined to comment. Attorneys for the co-op did not return a request for comment.Froum’s office stayed open, as allowed, during New York City’s spring lockdown. From March 16 to June 12, with the city largely shut to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Froum performed 110 emergency surgeries — which his lawyers said kept those patients out of badly needed hospital beds. Since then, he’s seen more than 500 patients.Froum has operated his dental practice in the Rockefeller Apartments — where a penthouse currently asks $2.5 million — for more than 30 years.The 12-story building, which sits across from the garden of the Museum of Modern Art, features rounded bay windows, fireplaces and an internal garden courtyard. Commissioned by John D. and Nelson Rockefeller, and completed in 1936, the landmarked International Style building was built for well-heeled business people working at the nearby Rockefeller Center.The co-op, which was landmarked in 1984, was built with 15 percent more light than building codes required at the time. Once gleaming, the steel-framed windows have deteriorated over the past 85 years. In 2018, a plan was crafted to overhaul them.Mark Jones, the president of the co-op board, said in an affidavit that the windows are an eyesore — and Froum’s, in particular, are hard to ignore.“There is also the harm, even if intangible or difficult to quantify, of the discordant and dilapidated windows on the front of the 54th Street building, immediately adjacent to its entry, that devalue the building and offend the other shareholders,” Jones said.But the planned renovation is more than a cosmetic fix, the co-op’s attorneys argued. In 2017, the Department of Buildings issued a violation in part because of the windows’ rusty frames. In 2018, the building incurred another violation for a cracked pane on the seventh floor. Both violations are resolved.Attorneys for the Rockefeller Apartments say the window replacement project is the product of years of research and investigation to assemble a team to replace more than 625 windows. If the completion of the project is put off much longer, they argue, the team of architects, engineers, asbestos abatement specialists and project managers may move on to other work.Attorneys for Froum, however, argue that “ship has already sailed,” and the construction team has already disbanded.Contact Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlink Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Message* Full Name* 17 West 54th Street and Stuart Froum (Google Maps, Linkedin)A periodontist at a landmarked Midtown co-op is fighting a window renovation that he argues would close his dental practice and cost him half a million dollars.Stuart Froum is up against the co-op board of 17 West 54th Street, which says he is gumming up a badly-needed $16 million overhaul of the building’s decrepit windows.On Dec. 7, days before the renovation was to begin, attorneys for the practitioner filed for an injunction to keep his office open, and state Supreme Court Judge Barry Ostrager granted a temporary restraining order. Three weeks later, attorneys for the co-op fired back with a 30-day notice to cure — warning that the 76-year old dental surgeon’s lease would be terminated if he didn’t cooperate with the window installation.Read moreCuomo exempts construction from virus orderWine scion bottles up apartmentlast_img read more

At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears

first_imgFebruary 24, 2020 /Sports News – National At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A powerful public memorial service was held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles Monday to honor NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, nearly one month after the helicopter crash that took their lives.Former teammate Shaquille O’Neal told the 20,000 mourners that “Kobe and I always held a deep respect and love for one another,” calling him “Heaven’s MVP.”Also among the speakers was Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, who emotionally opened up about her memories of her husband and daughter.Christina Aguilera sang a stirring rendition of “Ave Maria” and the Staples Center fell silent as Alicia Keys performed Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.”Here is a recap of the service:Michael Jordan wipes away tearsFellow NBA great and close friend Michael Jordan wiped tears away as he spoke.“When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died,” he said.Tears streamed down Jordan’s face as he said he wanted to be the “best big brother I could be” for Bryant.On a lighter note, Jordan joked that his appearance will generate “another crying meme.”“I told my wife I wasn’t going to do this because I didn’t want to see that for the next three or four years,” he said. “That is what Kobe Bryant does to me.”Jordan said “as a basketball player, as a businessman, and a storyteller, and as father, in the game of basketball, in life, as a parent, Kobe left nothing in the tank. He left it all on the floor.”“Kobe gave every last ounce of himself to whatever he was doing,” Jordan said. “After basketball he showed a creative side … that I didn’t think any of us knew he had.”“In retirement he seemed so happy, he found new passions and he continued to give back as a coach, in his community,” Jordan said. “More importantly, he was an amazing dad, amazing husband, who dedicated himself to his family and who loved his daughters with all his heart.“Kobe never left anything on the court,” he said. “And I think that’s what he would want for us to do. No one knows how much time we have, that’s why we must live in the moment.”Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s close friend and former agent, and godfather to Gianna, said Bryant celebrated turning 40 with a vacation at a beautiful resort, where he still wanted to “watch Team Mamba game film with Gigi.”Pelinka described Bryant as the “baby whisperer” who had the “golden touch” and loved to cuddle with his daughters.When Bryant was on the road, he was always on the phone with his daughters, never wanting to miss a moment of their lives, he said.“The day after Kobe was gone, I was at home and feeling totally lost,” Pelinka said. “I couldn’t imagine life without the strength and guidance of my best friend.”Pelinka said he felt the need to connect with something “tangible” that represented their friendship, and his wife reminded him of a book from Bryant.In the inside cover, Pelinka said Bryant wrote: “to RP, my brother, may you always remember to enjoy the road, especially when it’s a hard one.”Sabrina Ionescu, a basketball player at the University of Oregon who became a mentor for Gianna, called the 13-year-old “the future” of women’s basketball.“She always wanted to learn, to go to every game she could — college, NBA, WNBA,” she said. “Kobe was helping with that because he saw it in her. Just like he saw it in me.”Ionescu recalled how Kobe Bryant would text her and check up on her, giving both her and Gianna the “blueprint” for future success.“Through Gigi, through me, through his investment in women’s basketball — that was his next great act,” she said.Ionescu said she still texts Kobe Bryant’s phone.“The texts go through, but no response,” she said. “Sometimes I find myself still waiting.”WNBA player Diana Taurasi said, “Gigi in many ways represents the future of women’s basketball: a future where a young woman aspires to play in the WNBA the same way I wanted to be A Laker.”“Gigi already had goals to play for UConn — that in itself showed her fearless mentality,” Taurasi said.“We promise to carry Gigi’s legacy,” she vowed.Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, who was with the NBA player since she was 17, opened up about her “soulmate” as she spoke at the service.She recalled how he was the romantic in the relationship and planned special anniversary trips and gifts. She called his handmade presents “my most treasured gifts.”Vanessa Bryant called her husband the best “girl dad,” who taught their four daughters “how to be brave and keep pushing forward when things get tough.”She described him as a “doting” and “hands-on” father and who helped bathe their kids, sing them “silly songs” and had bedtime “down to a science.”“I want my daughters to know and remember the amazing person, husband and father he was,” she said. “The kind of man that wanted to teach the future generations to be better and keep them from making his own mistakes.”“I couldn’t see him as a celebrity, nor just an incredible basketball player,” she said. “He was my sweet husband and the beautiful father of our children. He was my—he was my everything.”Vanessa Bryant was overcome with emotion as she said Gianna “always kissed me goodnight and kissed me good morning.”“She was daddy’s girl but I know she loved her mama,” she said. “She was one of my very best friends.”She loved to bake, swim and dance, her mother said. Vanessa Bryant described how her daughter had “the best laugh” and loved family traditions.She was competitive like her father, but “had a sweet grace,” she said. “Her smile was like sunshine.”She said her daughter — a rule follower — would have made a big difference for women’s basketball and was motivated to change the way women were viewed in sports.Vanessa Bryant grew more emotional as she talked about how she won’t be able to tell Gianna how “gorgeous she looks on her wedding day,” or see her walk down the aisle, or “have a father-daughter dance with her daddy, dance on the dance floor with me or have babies of her own.”‘Be grateful for the time we had’Jimmy Kimmel cried as he recounted how Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s faces are now plastered on walls across the world.Kimmel called the service a “celebration of life, of their lives, and of life itself, in the building where those of us who are Lakers fans and Kobe fans celebrated so many of the best times of our lives.”“It seems to me that all we can do is be grateful for the time we had with them and for the time we have left with each other,” Kimmel said.Beyonce opened the service performing her hit “XO” — which she said was one of Bryant’s favorite songs — followed by “Halo.”There is significance in the chosen date. It reflects the basketball jersey numbers worn by Kobe (No. 24) and Gianna (No. 2). Vanessa Bryant also noted that her husband was a Laker for 20 years and the two were together for 20 years.Kobe Bryant and Gianna were among the nine people killed in the Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Southern California while en route to Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

UK: Merlin Flight Returns Home for Christmas

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: Merlin Flight Returns Home for Christmas UK: Merlin Flight Returns Home for Christmas Training & Education View post tag: Flight View post tag: home View post tag: Warship Share this article View post tag: Naval A team from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has arrived home from their six-month deployment to the Indian Ocean having supported the ongoing fight against piracy and people/drug trafficking. The sailors will now enjoy some well-earned shore leave, being home with their families just in time for Christmas.HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 Frigate from HMNB Devonport, Plymouth has been the home for the past six months to the aircrew and engineers from a group of Royal Naval personnel from 829 Naval Air Squadron.The Merlin Helicopter flight sailed to the Indian Ocean and the Gulf to take part in the multi-national tasking in the region.Their mission was to assist in counter piracy operations as well as surveillance for counter drug, people and weapon trafficking.The team from Culdrose, headed by Lieutenant Earl Kingston, has been heavily involved with patrolling thousands of miles of ocean in temperatures reaching over 40 deg C, ensuring the safe passage of vessels as they transit some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.It has been a very busy deployment for the Cornish-based personnel.With two Royal Marines embarked, the aircrew have scoured shorelines and open oceans for suspicious vessels, provided protection for boarding operations, conducted lifting of stores from replenishment ships and airlifted various compassionate cases into a variety of different countries for onward travel.The flight’s engineers had had a particularly challenging time, having to maintain the aircraft in hangar temperatures of over 50 degrees and 90% humidity.Not only does the heat and humidity make it very difficult to work on a very hot aircraft, but the conditions present the team with challenges not normally experienced at the flight’s more temperate Cornish home.Both Ship and Flight have conducted many port visits ranging from Dubai in the UAE to Tanzania in Africa, where they hosted visits by foreign dignitaries, local schools, and host nation forces.They have helped restore an orphanage, visited the lost city of Petra, been invited to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and played various football matches with local teams. They also had a visit from King Neptune as the ship crossed the equator on her passage down to Tanzania.The team have since handed over to another Culdrose-based ‘Flight’ onboard sister ship HMS Northumberland who are now performing operations in the Gulf for the next six months.Lt Kingston, the Flight Commander said:“After such a busy 6 months away, I was thrilled to see my wife waiting for me as we landed at Culdrose. It’s great to be home for Christmas.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 20, 2012; Image: Royal Navy December 20, 2012 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Returns View post tag: Navy View post tag: Merlin View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Christmaslast_img read more

Fincantieri cleared for STX France takeover

first_img Share this article View post tag: Fincantieri Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has received a South Korean court approval for the acquisition of Saint-Nazaire-based shipbuilder STX France.The French shipyard was owned by South Korean STX Offshore and Shipbuilding who, amid financial problems, decided to sell the French yard under a company-wide, court-led restructuring.Fincantieri confirmed on Tuesday that it has been selected as preferred bidder in the sale of the 66.66% stake in STX France SA.Contrary to previous media reports that alleged four parties expressed interest in acquiring the majority stake, Fincantieri was revealed to be the sole bidder for the shipyard.According to Navy Recognition, the French government, which holds a minority stake of 33 percent in the firm, is likely to let its state-owned shipbuilder DCNS buy the minority stake of the yard.This would be important for France since STX France is the only shipyard in the country capable of constructing aircraft- and helicopter carriers. January 4, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Fincantieri cleared for STX France takeover View post tag: DCNS View post tag: STX France Fincantieri cleared for STX France takeover Authoritieslast_img read more

US Navy commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords US Navy commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords Authorities Share this article June 11, 2017 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: LCS View post tag: USS Gabrielle Giffords The U.S. Navy commissioned its 10th littoral combat ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), at Pier 21 at the Port of Galveston, Texas, on June 10.Adm. William Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, delivered the ceremony’s principal address before officially commissioning the ship into service.“As we man the rails today, blood gets pumped, the ship comes alive, and the heart begins to beat,” said Moran. “It’s the blood that is infused by the spirit, the attitude, and the courage of its namesake. We are so proud to be part of Gabrielle Giffords’ legacy to the United States.”Following the commissioning, Dr. Jill Biden, the ship’s sponsor and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, gave the time-honored Navy tradition of ordering the crew to “man our ship and bring her to life!”The crowd sounded its approval as the crew ran aboard the ship to man their assigned stations and complete the ceremony of bringing the ship into active service to end a story that began more than five years ago.In 2012 the Secretary of the Navy announced the future ship’s name, and USS Gabrielle Giffords became the 16th ship to be named for a woman and only the 13th ship to be named for a living person since 1850.The ship is commanded by Cmdr. Keith Woodley, a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, who leads the core crew of 50 officers and enlisted personnel.During the ceremony Woodley praised the crew for their dedication and hard work in getting the ship ready for service.“This is not just a new ship. This is a new class of ship and that makes it even more challenging for the crew,” said Woodley. “They have risen to that challenge and performed exceptionally well in getting this ship ready for service.”Most other Navy surface combatant ships have a crew of 300 or more sailors, but littoral combat ships like Gabrielle Giffords have more automated systems and much smaller crews than their counterparts. Gabrielle Giffords’ crew is just 73 at the ship’s commissioning.The 3,200-ton Gabrielle Giffords was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. The ship is 421 feet in length and has a beam of 103 feet and a navigational draft of 15 feet. The ship uses two gas turbine and two diesel engines to power four steerable waterjets to speeds in excess of 40 knots.USS Gabrielle Giffords will now depart Galveston and begin her transit to her homeport at Naval Base San Diego.last_img read more

Referendum: VP Women Here to Stay

first_imgFemale students rejected proposals to abolish the position of OUSU Vice-President (Women) and replace it with a student advisor by a three to one majority last Thursday.Over 2,000 students also voted in referendums to approve OUSU becoming a registered charity and to replace the Vice-President (Finance) with a professional finance manager.A number of criticisms have been levelled at campaign groups for failing to obey electoral rules that may have undermined the fairness of polling.The campaign against abolishing the Vice-President (Women), led by Labour Club members Olivia Bailey, Rachel Cummings and Joel Mullan, was penalised for allowing activists to send messages to a National Union of Students (NUS) mailing list.NUS Women’s officer Kat Stark and NUS Committee member Sofie Buckland sent emails to the ‘Education Not for Sale’ mailing list, encouraging unregistered activists from around the country to come to Oxford on polling day.OUSU President Alan Strickland wrote in his complaint, “The arrival in Oxford of unregistered activists, from other universities, secured through illegal electoral publicity on a national scale, clearly significantly undermines the chances of a free and fair election.”After the vote, Strickland said that activists from outside Oxford were detrimental to the entire process. “Many of the outside campaigners were canvassing men, as they had no idea men couldn’t vote, they were unaware of the financial issues, unaware of the real arguments on either side. It was a waste of everyone’s time and not contributing to the informed debate the referendum was designed to encourage,” he said.Stark apologised after the campaign’s publicity limit was reduced as a penalty, calling it a “mistake”, but saying that Strickland’s version of events was “highly inaccurate.” She added, “There were five campaigners from outside the University, only one of whom was male. All activists were fully briefed on the situation and were also briefed in detail on the rules of the referenda.” Olivia Bailey, JCR President of St Hilda’s and also one of the campaign’s agents, said that the five activists from outside the University were irrelevant to the overall result. “The women of Oxford spoke in their hundreds on Thursday and I think those who are claiming that the five external, concerned activists who came to Oxford on the day in some way changed people’s minds are being disrespectful to every woman who voted for their own representation, and for thoughtful, considered reform.”The ‘yes’ campaign for abolishing the Vice-President (Women) was repeatedly attacked for breaching electoral rules.In his report, OUSU Returning Officer Peter Wright described the campaign as “disorganised and shambolic,” and detailed five separate complaints regarding the content of the campaign’s posters. “The number of false and misleading statements on the campaign’s posters was staggering and suggests a lack of careful thought or preparation by the campaign’s agents. Although they at no point acted maliciously, they did act without due organisation or forethought and came close to forfeiting their deposit,” he said.Current VP (Women), Jenny Hoogewerf-McComb, complained that the campaign’s posters were false and misleading for stating that “This year we have no Safety Bus because two successive years’ VP (Women) failed to find a single penny of funding for it.” An investigation by the Returning Officer revealed that it was the responsibility of the OUSU Business Manager to find funding and that consequently all posters were to be removed.Other complaints about posters criticised statements made by Ben Harris, the Imperial College SU Welfare Officer and Katie Chevis, the Warwick SU Welfare Officer, neither of whom were registered activists. Another poster featuring a statement made by Maria Burgess, OUSU’s General Manager, was ruled as illegal for using a member of the permanent staff to support a campaign.Bailey said that the campaign’s actions were trying to change the referendum’s result unfairly. “The yes campaign broke the rules on a number of occasions, having posters that were defamatory, breaking the rules on endorsements and failing to apply election barcodes. I think it’s sad that yes activists are trying to distort the result of this referendum with unfounded claims,” she said.Ed Mayne, the Vice-President (Finance) who led the campaign to abolish his own position, said that the result of that referendum was a success for OUSU. “It will lead to better service provision and financial management,” he said. “OUSU currently has too many politicians and not enough civil servants, and judging by the result of this referendum the majority of those who voted agree with this statement.”New College JCR President Lewis Iwu added his support for Mayne, saying, “I welcome the reforms, it will bring professionalism and continuity to an organisation that in the past has been riddled by financial naïvety.”last_img read more

Former State Rep. Dr David Orentlicher Running For 8th Congressional District Seat

first_imgFormer State Rep. Dr David Orentlicher Running For 8th Congressional District Seat As A Democrat                                        MEET DR David OrentlicherSamuel R. Rosen Professor of LawCo-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of LawEducation (Terre Haute, IN)  Dr. David Orentlicher announced last week that he has filed documents with the Federal Election Commission to become a candidate in Indiana’s 8th Congressional District seat as a Democrat .  A former award-winning Democratic state legislator, Orentlicher is running against Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon to make Congress work for the 8th District.  Orentlicher will make a formal announcement in early 2016.“Bill Clinton was right. If you work hard and play by the rules,” said Orentlicher, “you should be able to provide a good life for your family and a better future for your children. That’s not true anymore, and we need to make sure it is true again. We need to make the American Dream a reality for all Americans. That’s what this campaign is about.”“It’s not right when so many of our children never have a chance to succeed,” declared Orentlicher. “Far too many children suffer because their parents can’t find good paying jobs, their schools are in decline, and their neighborhoods are plagued with drug use and crime.”“At one time, government made sure we had a strong middle class,” said Orentlicher. “Now, government works for the special interests. They dominate Congress with their big campaign contributions. And they dominate Larry Bucshon. Most residents of the 8th District no longer have a voice in Washington. The 8th District needs a representative who speaks for the district and a Congress that serves the interests of all Americans. We need to unstack the deck in Washington, DC so everyone gets a fair shake from their government and the United States once again is a land of opportunity for all of its citizens.”David Orentlicher is an educator, physician, attorney, and former three-term member of the Indiana House of Representatives.  He has practiced both medicine and law, and he teaches at Indiana University School of Medicine in Terre Haute, IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.While directing the medical ethics program at the American Medical Association, Orentlicher drafted the AMA’s first ever Patients’ Bill of Rights. He also wrote conflicts of interest guidelines that protect the integrity of the patient-physician relationship.Orentlicher has written many books and articles on a wide range of topics in ethics, law, and medicine. His current project, Economic Inequality and College Admissions Policies, makes the case for revising college admissions policies to address the serious problem of economic inequality in the United States.Orentlicher’s wife, Judy, is a professor of political science at Indiana University. They have two childreni B.A., 1977, Brandeis UniversityM.D., 1981, Harvard Medical SchoolJ.D., 1986, Harvard Law SchoolCoursesHealth care law, constitutional law, trust and estates, professional responsibilityBioIn addition to his positions at the law school, David Orentlicher is an adjunct professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Before coming to IU, he served as director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the American Medical Association for six-and-a-half years. While there, he led the drafting of the AMA’s first patients’ bill of rights, guidelines for physician investment in health care facilities that were incorporated into federal law, and guidelines on gifts to physicians from industry that have become the industry standard and a standard recognized by the federal government. He helped develop many other positions—on end-of-life matters, organ transplantation, and reproductive issues—that have been cited by courts and government agencies in their decision-making. He also held adjunct appointments at the University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University Medical School.Following law school, where he was a commentary and book review office chair of the Harvard Law Review, he clerked for the Honorable Alvin B. Rubin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has practiced both medicine and law, each for about two years, and is a member of the American Law Institute.He has held a number of distinguished visiting professorships, serving as Visiting DeCamp Professor in Bioethics at Princeton University, Frederick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethics at DePauw University, and George E. Allen Professor of Law at T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. He has published Matters of Life and Death with Princeton University Press, and is co-author of the casebook Health Care Law and Ethics, now in its 7th edition. He also has written widely in leading legal and medical journals on critical issues in medical ethics, including end-of-life decisions, new reproductive technologies, and organ transplantation, as well as on affirmative action and other questions in constitutional law.As a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from November 2002 to November 2008, he authored legislation to make health care insurance more affordable, increase the pool of venture capital for new businesses, and ensure better protection of children from abuse and neglect.PublicationsBooks and Chapters*Orentlicher, Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch (NYU Press 2013)*Orentlicher, Hall & Bobinski, Bioethics and Public Health Law (2nd ed., Aspen Publishers 2008)*Hall, Bobinski & Orentlicher, Health Care Law and Ethics (8th ed., Wolters Kluwer 2013; 7th ed., Aspen Publishers 2007; 6th ed. Aspen Law & Business 2003); Curran, Hall, Bobinski & Orentlicher, Health Care Law and Ethics (5th ed. Aspen Law & Business 1998).*Orentlicher, Matters of Life and Death: Making Moral Theory Work in Medical Ethics and the Law (Princeton University Press 2001)Orentlicher, “Genetic Privacy in the Patient-Physician Relationship,” in Genetic Secrets: Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in the Genetic Era 77-91 (Rothstein, ed., Yale University Press 1997).*Health Care Crisis? The Search for Answers (Misbin, Jennings, Orentlicher & Dewar, eds., University Publishing Group 1995)Orentlicher, “Organ Donation–the Willing Donor,” in Ethics in Emergency Medicine 214-222 (Iserson, Sanders & Mathieu, eds., 2d ed., Galen Press 1995).Law Review and Journal Articles*Orentlicher, “Abortion and Compelled Physician Speech,” 43 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 9 (2015)Orentlicher, “Medicaid at 50: No Longer Limited to the “Deserving” Poor?,” 15 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 185 (2015)Orentlicher, “Aging Populations and Physician Aid in Dying: The Evolution of State Government Policy,” 48 Indiana Law Review 111 (2014)Orentlicher, “Employer-Based Health Care Insurance: Not So Exceptional After All,” 36 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review 541 (2014)Orentlicher, “Concussions and Sports: Introduction,” 42 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 281 (2014)Orentlicher, Pope and Rich, “The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying,” 311 JAMA 1961 (2014)Orentlicher, “Health Care Reform and Efforts to Encourage Healthy Choices by Individuals,” 92 North Carolina Law Review 1637 (2014)Orentlicher, “The Future of the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Economic Health More Than Physical Health?,” 51 Houston Law Review 1057 (2014)Orentlicher, “A Restatement of Health Care Law,” 79 Brooklyn Law Review 435 (2014)Orentlicher, “The FDA’s Graphic Tobacco Warnings and the First Amendment,” 369 New England Journal of Medicine 204 (2013)Orentlicher, “NFIB v. Sibelius: Proportionality in the Exercise of Congressional Power,” 2013 Utah Law Review 463Orentlicher, “Deactivating Implanted Cardiac Devices: Euthanasia or the Withdrawal of Treatment?,” 39 William Mitchell Law Review 1287 (2013)Orentlicher and David, Concussion and Football: Failures to Respond by the NFL and the Medical Profession, 8 FIU Law Review 17 (2013)Orentlicher, “Rights to Health Care in the United States: Inherently Unstable,” 38 American Journal of Law and Medicine 326 (2012)Orentlicher, “Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Mandate: Based in Politics, Not Law,” 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra 19 (2011)Orentlicher, “The Legislative Process Is Not Fit for the Abortion Debate,” 41(4) Hastings Center Report 13 (2011).Orentlicher, “Can Congress Make You Buy Broccoli? And Why It Really Doesn’t Matter,” 84 Southern California Law Review Postscript 9 (2011).Orentlicher, “Controlling Health Care Costs Through Public, Transparent Processes: The Conflict Between the Morally Right and the Socially Feasible,” 36 Journal of Corporation Law 807 (2011)Orentlicher, “The Commercial Speech Doctrine in Health Regulation: The Clash Between the Public Interest in a Robust First Amendment and the Public Interest in Effective Protection from Harm,” 37 American Journal of Law & Medicine 299 (2011)Orentlicher, “Cost Containment and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” 6 FIU Law Review 67 (2010)Orentlicher, “Multiple Embryo Transfers: Time for Policy,” 40(3) Hastings Center Report 12 (2010)Orentlicher, “Rationing Health Care: It’s a Matter of the Health Care System’s Structure,” 19 Annals of Health Law 449 (2010)Orentlicher, “Discrimination Out of Dismissiveness: The Example of Infertility,” 85 Indiana Law Journal 143 (2010)Orentlicher, “Health Care Law: A Field of Gaps,” 19 Annals of Health Law 1 (2010)Orentlicher, “Prescription Data Mining and the Protection of Patients’ Interests,” 38 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 74 (2010)Orentlicher, “Health Care Reform: Beyond Ideology,” 301 JAMA 1816-1818 (2009).Orentlicher, “Presumed Consent to Organ Donation: Its Rise and Fall in the United States,” 61 Rutgers Law Review 295-331 (2009)Orentlicher, “Diversity: A Fundamental American Principle,” 70 Missouri Law Review 777-812 (2005)*Orentlicher, “Making Research a Requirement of Treatment: Why We Should Sometimes Let Doctors Pressure Patients to Participate in Research,” 35(5) Hastings Center Report 20-28 (2005).Orentlicher and Callahan, “Feeding Tubes, Slippery Slopes and Physician-Assisted Suicide,” 25 Journal of Legal Medicine 389-409 (2004)Orentlicher, “The Rise and Fall of Managed Care: A Predictable Tragic Choices Phenomenon,” 47 St. Louis University Law Journal 411-421 (2003).Orentlicher, “Conflicts of Interest and the Constitution,” 59 Washington and Lee Law Review 713-766 (2002).*Orentlicher, “Universality and Its Limits: When Research Ethics Can Reflect Local Conditions,” 30 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 403-410 (2002).Orentlicher, “Placebo-Controlled Trials of New Drugs: Ethical Considerations,” 24 Diabetes Care 771-772 (2001) (invited commentary).Orentlicher, “Beyond Cloning: Expanding Reproductive Options for Same-Sex Couples,” 66 Brooklyn Law Review 651-683 (2000-2001).Orentlicher, “Third Party Payments to Criminal Defense Lawyers: Revisiting United States v. Hodge and Zweig,” 69 Fordham Law Review 1083-1110 (2000).Orentlicher, “The Implementation of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act: Reassuring, but More Data Are Needed,” 6 Psych. Pub. Pol. and L. 489-502 (2000).Orentlicher, “Paying Physicians More to Do Less: Financial Incentives to Limit Care,” 30 University of Richmond Law Review 155-197 (1996) (cited in the Court’s unanimous opinion in Pegram v. Herdrich, 530 U.S. 211, 220 (2000)).*Orentlicher & Snyder, “Can Assisted Suicide be Regulated?,” 11 Journal of Clinical Ethics 358-366 (2000).Orentlicher, “Medical Malpractice: Treating the Causes Instead of the Symptoms,” 38 Medical Care 247-249 (2000) (an invited editorial).Orentlicher, “Representing Defendants on Charges of Economic Crime: Unethical When Done for a Fee,” 48 Emory Law Journal 1339-1376 (1999).Orentlicher, “Cloning and the Preservation of Family Integrity,” 59 Louisiana Law Review 1019-1040 (1999).Orentlicher, “The Misperception that Bioethics and the Law Lag Behind Advances in Biotechnology,” 33 Indiana Law Review 163-172 (1999).*Orentlicher and Hehir, “Advertising Policies of Medical Journals: Conflicts of Interest for Journal Editors and Professional Societies,” 27 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 113-121 (1999).Orentlicher, “The Alleged Distinction Between Euthanasia and the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment: Conceptually Incoherent and Impossible to Maintain,” 1998 University of Illinois Law Review 837-859.Orentlicher, “Affirmative Action and Texas’ Ten Percent Solution: Improving Diversity and Quality,” 74 Notre Dame Law Review 181-210 (1998).Orentlicher, “Spanking and Other Corporal Punishment of Children by Parents: Undervaluing Children, Overvaluing Pain,” 35 Houston Law Review 147-185 (1998).*Orentlicher, “Practice Guidelines: A Limited Role in Resolving Rationing Decisions,” 46 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 369-372 (1998) (symposium issue on ethical issues in managed care).Orentlicher, “The Supreme Court and Terminal Sedation: Rejecting Assisted Suicide, Embracing Euthanasia,” 24 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 947-968 (1997).Orentlicher, “The Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Very Modest Revolution,” 38 Boston College Law Review 443-475 (1997) (cited in a concurring opinion in Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702, 805 (1997)).*Orentlicher, “The Supreme Court and Physician-Assisted Suicide–Rejecting Assisted Suicide But Embracing Euthanasia,” 337 New England Journal of Medicine 1236-1239 (1997).Orentlicher, “Destructuring Disability: Rationing of Health Care and Unfair Discrimination Against the Sick,” 31 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 49-87 (1996).*Orentlicher, “The Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide,” 335 New England Journal of Medicine 663-667 (1996).*Orentlicher, “Psychosocial Assessment of Organ Transplant Candidates and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” 18 General Hospital Psychiatry 5S-12S (1996).Orentlicher, “Paying Physicians More to Do Less,” 30 U. Rich. L. Rev. 155 (1996)Orentlicher, “Health Care Reform and the Threat to the Patient-Physician Relationship,” 5 Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine 141-180 (1995).Orentlicher, “Organ Retrieval from Anencephalic Infants: Understanding the AMA’s Recommendations,” 23 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 401-402 (1995).Orentlicher, “Physician Advocacy for Patients under Managed Care,” 6 Journal of Clinical Ethics 333-334 (1995).Orentlicher, “Managed Care and the Threat to the Patient-Physician Relationship,” 10 Trends in Health Care, Law & Ethics 19-24 (1995) (symposium issue on managed care).Orentlicher, “The Limitations of Legislation,” 53 Maryland Law Review 1255-1305 (1994).Orentlicher, “The Influence of a Professional Organization on Physician Behavior,” 57 Albany Law Review 583 605 (1994).*Orentlicher, “Rationing and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” 271 J.A.M.A. 308 314 (1994).Glasson & Orentlicher, “Caring for the Poor and Professional Liability: Is There a Need for Tort Reform?,” 270 J.A.M.A. 1740 1741 (1993) (an invited editorial).*Orentlicher, “Corporal Punishment in the Schools,” 267 J.A.M.A. 3205 3208 (1992).*Orentlicher, “The Illusion of Patient Choice in End of Life Decisions,” 267 J.A.M.A. 2101 2104 (1992).*Wolf, Boyle, Callahan, Fins, Jennings, Nelson, Barondess, Brock, Dresser, Emanuel, Johnson, Lantos, Mason, Mezey, Orentlicher & Rouse, “Sources of Concern About the Patient Self Determination Act,” 325 New England Journal of Medicine 1666 1671 (1991).*Orentlicher, “HIV Infected Surgeons: Behringer v Medical Center,” 266 J.A.M.A. 1134 1137 (1991).*La Puma, Orentlicher & Moss, “Advance Directives on Admission: Clinical Implications and Analysis of the Patient Self Determination Act of 1990,” 266 J.A.M.A. 402 405 (1991).*Orentlicher, “Denying Treatment to the Noncompliant Patient,” 265 J.A.M.A. 1579 1582 (1991).*Orentlicher, “The Right to Die After Cruzan,” 264 J.A.M.A. 2444 2446 (1990).*Orentlicher, “Drug Testing of Physicians,” 264 J.A.M.A. 1039 1040 (1990).*Orentlicher, “Advance Medical Directives,” 263 J.A.M.A. 2365 2367 (1990).*Orentlicher, “Genetic Screening by Employers,” 263 J.A.M.A. 1005, 1008 (1990).*Winters, McIntosh, Cheitlin, Elon, Graboys, King, Murdaugh, Orentlicher, Ports, Rainer, “Ethics in Cardiovascular Medicine. Task Force II: The Relation of Cardiovascular Specialists to Patients, Other Physicians and Physician-Owned Organizations,” 16 Journal of the American College of Cardiologists 11-16 (1990).Johnson, Phillips, Orentlicher & Hatlie, “A Fault Based Administrative Alternative for Resolving Medical Malpractice Claims,” 42 Vanderbilt Law Review 1365 1406 (1989).*Orentlicher, “Cruzan v Director of Missouri Department of Health: An Ethical and Legal Perspective,” 262 J.A.M.A. 2928 2930 (1989).*Orentlicher, “Physician Participation in Assisted Suicide,” 262 J.A.M.A. 1844 1845 (1989).Orentlicher, “Does Mother Know Best?,” 40 Hastings Law Journal 1111 1122 (1989) (reviewing M. Field, Surrogate Motherhood (1988)).Note, “Organizational Papers and the Privilege Against Self Incrimination,” 99 Harvard Law Review 640 654 (1986).Supreme Court Case Comment, “Monopolization and the Duty to Cooperate: Aspen Skiing Co. v. Aspen Highlands Skiing Corp.,” 99 Harvard Law Review 275 283 (1985)*Graves, Hudgins, DeLung, Burnett, Scanlon & Orentlicher, “Computerized Patient Flow Analysis of Local Family Planning Clinics,” 13 Family Planning Perspectives 164 170 (1981).Essays and Reports*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Ethical Issues in the Patenting of Medical Procedures,” 53 Food and Drug Law Journal 341-351 (1998) (with Jarrard).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Managed Care Cost Containment Involving Prescription Drugs,” 53 Food and Drug Law Journal 25-34 (1998) (with Quigley).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “The Use of Anencephalic Neonates as Organ Donors,” 273 J.A.M.A. 1614-1618 (1995) (with O’Neill).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Financial Incentives for Organ Procurement: Ethical Aspects of Future Contracts for Cadaveric Donors,” 155 Archives of Internal Medicine 581-589 (1995) (with Leslie).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Ethical Issues in Managed Care,” 273 J.A.M.A. 330-335 (1995) (with Harwood and Johnson).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Ethical Considerations in the Allocation of Organs and Other Scarce Medical Resources Among Patients,” 155 Archives of Internal Medicine 29-40 (1995) (with Leslie).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Disputes Between Medical Supervisors and Trainees,” 272 J.A.M.A. 1861-1865 (1994) (with Leslie and Halkola).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Reporting Adverse Drug and Medical Device Events,” 49 Food and Drug Law Journal 359-365 (1994) (with Leslie).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Ethical Issues in Health Systems Reform: The Provision of Adequate Health Care,” 272 J.A.M.A. 1056-1062 (1994) (with Harwood).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Strategies for Cadaveric Organ Procurement: Mandated Choice and Presumed Consent,” 272 J.A.M.A. 809-812 (1994) (with Leslie).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Ethical Issues Related to Prenatal Genetic Testing,” 3 Archives of Family Medicine 633-642 (1994) (with Leslie, Halkola, Feigenbaum).Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Physician Assisted Suicide,” 10 Issues in Law & Medicine 91-97 (1994).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Gender Discrimination in the Medical Profession,” 4 Women’s Health Issues 1 11 (1994) (with Harwood).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Physician Participation in Capital Punishment,” 270 J.A.M.A. 365 368 (1993) (with Halkola).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Caring for the Poor,” 269 J.A.M.A. 2533 2537 (1993) (with Johnson and Conley).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Mandatory Parental Consent to Abortion,” 269 J.A.M.A. 82 86 (1993).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Guidelines on Gifts to Physicians from Industry: An Update,” 47 Food and Drug Law Journal 445 458 (1992) (with Johnson).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Confidentiality of HIV Status on Autopsy Reports,” 116 Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1120 1123 (1992) (with Halkola).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Physicians and Domestic Violence: Ethical Considerations,” 267 J.A.M.A. 3190 3193 (1992) (with Schweickart and Halkola).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Conflicts of Interest: Physician Ownership of Medical Facilities,” 267 J.A.M.A. 2366 2369 (1992) (with Johnson and Conley).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Decisions Near the End of Life,” 267 J.A.M.A. 2229 2233 (1992) (with Schweickart and Halkola).*Board of Trustees, “Requirements or Incentives by Government for the Use of Long Acting Contraceptives,” 267 J.A.M.A. 1818 1821 (1992).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Sexual Misconduct in the Practice of Medicine,” 266 J.A.M.A. 2741 2745 (1991) (with Halkola).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Use of Genetic Testing by Employers,” 266 J.A.M.A. 1827 1830 (1991).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Gender Disparities in Clinical Decision Making,” 266 J.A.M.A. 559 562 (1991) (with Halkola).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Do Not Resuscitate Orders,” 265 J.A.M.A. 1868 1871 (1991) (with Knight).Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Gifts to Physicians From Industry,” 265 J.A.M.A. 501 (1991) (an editorial).*Board of Trustees, “Legal Interventions During Pregnancy: Court Ordered Medical Treatments and Legal Penalties for Potentially Harmful Behavior by Pregnant Women,” 264 J.A.M.A. 2663 2670 (1990) (with Halkola).*Council on Scientific Affairs and Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Conflicts of Interest in Medical Center/Industry Research Relationships,” 263 J.A.M.A. 2790 2793 (1990) (with Loeb).*Board of Trustees, “Frozen Pre embryos,” 263 J.A.M.A. 2484 2487 (1990).*Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Black White Disparities in Health Care,” 263 J.A.M.A. 2344 2346 (1990).*Council on Scientific Affairs and Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Medical Applications of Fetal Tissue Transplantation,” 263 J.A.M.A. 565 570 (1990) (with Evans).*Council on Scientific Affairs and Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, “Persistent Vegetative State and the Decision to Withdraw or Withhold Life Support,” 263 J.A.M.A. 426 430 (1990) (with Evans).Book ReviewsOrentlicher, Book Review, Euthanasia and Law in the Netherlands, 25 Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 387-391 (2000).Book Note, Medical Malpractice: Theory, Evidence, and Public Policy, 99 Harvard Law Review 2001 2007 (1986).Other PublicationsOrentlicher & Caplan, “Legislation and End-of-Life Care,” 283 J.A.M.A. 2934-2935 (2000) (reply to letters to the editor).Orentlicher, “Principle, Practice, and the Right to Die,” 2(3) ASBH Exchange 1 (1999).Orentlicher, “Mother deserves murder charge,” USA Today, May 24, 1999, 26A.Orentlicher, “Hope for those in need of marrow transplants,” Indianapolis Star, December 29, 1998, A11.Orentlicher, “With proper safeguards, a medical ID will be a lifesaving health policy,” Insight, August 24, 1998, 24.Orentlicher, “Terminal Sedation,” 338 New England Journal of Medicine 1230 (1998) (reply to letters to the editor).Orentlicher, “Medical Trials for Assisted Suicide,” Louisville Courier-Journal, September 3, 1997, 11A.Orentlicher, “Trends suggest ‘duty to die’ may supplant ‘right’ question,” Portland Oregonian, June 27, 1997, B9.Orentlicher, “Why we must preserve the right to die,” Baltimore Sun, October 29, 1996, 9A.Orentlicher, “Navigating the Narrows of Doctor-Assisted Suicide,” Technology Review 62-63 (July 1996).Glasson & Orentlicher, “Mandated Choice for Organ Donation,” 273 J.A.M.A. 1176-1177 (1995) (letter to the editor).Glasson & Orentlicher, “Essential vs Discretionary Health Care in System Reform,” 273 J.A.M.A. 919 (1995) (reply to a letter to the editor).Orentlicher, “Rationing and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” 271 J.A.M.A. 1903-1904 (1994) (reply to a letter to the editor).Glasson & Orentlicher, “HIV Testing: AMA Code of Ethics,” 271 J.A.M.A. 1160 (1994) (letter to the editor).Glasson & Orentlicher, “Gifts From Industry: Laundering Money or Supporting Education?,” 271 J.A.M.A. 505 (1994) (reply to a letter to the editor).Clarke & Orentlicher, “Parental Consent for Abortion,” 269 J.A.M.A. 2211 (1993) (reply to a letter to the editor).Clarke & Orentlicher, “Self-Referral by Physicians,” 328 New England Journal of Medicine 1278 (1993) (letter to the editor).Clarke & Orentlicher, “Reporting Abuse of Competent Patients,” 268 J.A.M.A. 2378 (1992) (reply to a letter to the editor).Clarke & Orentlicher, “‘Futility’ as a Criterion in Limiting Treatment,” 327 New England Journal of Medicine 1240 (1992) (letter to the editor).Clarke & Orentlicher, “Diagnosis of Brain Death and Organ Donation,” 268 J.A.M.A. 1859-1860 (1992) (reply to a letter to the editor).Emanuel, Emanuel & Orentlicher, “Advance Directives,” 266 J.A.M.A. 2563 (1991) (letter to the editor).Orentlicher, “Webster and the Fundamental Right to Make Medical Decisions,” 15 American Journal of Law and Medicine 184-188 (1989).Presentations“Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch,” at University of Pennsylvania School of Law (April 2, 2013)See Prof. Orentlicher’s comments on CNN about the oral arguments before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Obamacare.See Professor Orentlicher’s comments at NY Times online on the Virginia federal court’s invalidation of the “individual mandate” to purchase health care insuranceSee Professor Orentlicher’s comments on topical issues at Politico.com“The Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” 28th Annual Jefferson Fordham Debate, University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law (February 6, 2012)“Controlling Health Care Costs through Agency Oversight: The Conflict between the Morally Right and the Socially Feasible,” Journal of Corporation Law Symposium (February 18, 2011)“Cost Containment and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Florida International University Law Review Symposium (November 12, 2010)“The Broken Presidency: How It Has Failed Us and How We Can Fix It,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (September 3, 2010)“Universal Access to Health Care: The Lessons of History,” 32nd Annual Health Law Professors Conference (June 5, 2009)“Stem Cells: Ethical Considerations,” Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series (March 25, 2009)“Expensive New Drugs: Are They Worth It?,” University of Illinois College of Medicine (October 29, 2008)“Health Care Reform in the United States: The Lessons of History,” Harvard Medical School Alumni Perspectives in Health Care in 2008 and Beyond (September 28, 2008)“A Right to Health Care Under the Constitution: Why Not?”, Constitution Day Program, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (September 17, 2008)“Implementing Best Practices: Converting Good Ethics into Good Law,” Confronting the Ethics of Pandemic Influenza Planning: The 2008 Summit of the States (July 14, 2008)“Life and Death and the Courts,” Illinois Advanced Judicial Academy (June 7, 2002)Congressional testimony on the “Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999” (H.R. 2260), before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives (June 24, 1999)“Medical Futility,” Consortium on Bioethics and Social Responsibility, Oriel College, Oxford University (March 30, 1998) FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Beachgoers Waste No Time Trying New Sand at Third Street

first_imgIf there were any doubts Ocean City is a beach town, they were laid to rest on Sunday as a few hardy folks seemed right at home on a new beach that was exactly one day old. Despite a chilly breeze and cloudy skies, visitors could be seen enjoying their new stretch of beach all day.As the network of pipes, cluster of heavy equipment and about a dozen hard-hatted workers made their way South onto Fourth Street, a wide swath of fresh sand remained where the crew had been the day before.A lone surf fisherman had set up his chair and tackle box near the rock jetty and was clearly enjoying his new surroundings. On the other side of the rocks a group of teenagers tossed a Frisbee around as if it were a sunny day in July.The restoration of Third Street, under the watchful eye of the OCNJDaily cameras all weekend, was complete.Previously, the Third Street beach was nearly gone at high tide, as the ocean lapped precariously close to the dunes.“Even at low tide, there wasn’t a whole lot there,” Gardens Plaza resident Bob Casey said, as he watched the work from the Boardwalk at Third. “Now look…we have a beach! These guys have done a great job on this project.”The new Third Street beach is part of the $13.4 million joint project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the city and the state.According to reports, the Federal and State Governments are paying for $12.2 million with the City earmarking $1.2 million of the project.The replenishment began October 24 at Seaspray Road and will add 1.3 million cubic yards of new sand from Seaspray to 14th Street.In addition, sand will be added to the dune system between 5th and 10th Streets. The project was expected to be finished by early next year.  But unseasonably warm weather and mostly calm seas helped accelerate the project, now estimated to be finished by Christmas, according to city officials.last_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“I am the Nigella Lawson of breast milk cookery. Why would you prefer to drink milk from a dirty cow over a clean, healthy woman? Breast milk is sweeter and slightly oily it actually tastes of goodness, whereas cow’s milk just tastes of chemicals”Abi Blake, 30, who sells breast milk cupcakes at festivals, extracting it using a breast pump and freezing batches at home. It probably brightened the day of a NatWest small business adviser somewhere in Bristol”The pros are it makes you open-minded to everything in life. The cons were I wanted white bread and we only got homemade”artist Sam Taylor Wood she of filming-Beckham-sleeping fame when asked about her childhood growing up in a commune, reveals herself to be a fan of the Chorleywood Bread Process”Giving up bread can make you fat: gluten IS good for you”shock, horror, The Mail shows a national paper is capable of saying something positive about bread!last_img read more