Question of the Week #291

If a very close friend learned she had incurable cancer and only 6 months to live, would you withdraw or try to spend more time with her? If she's really a very close friend, why on earth would I withdraw? I mean... I guess I can understand why some people would. It's going to hurt … Continue reading Question of the Week #291


It Pours

I hope it's okay for me to write about all of this. I'm not asking permission from anyone. I mean, I know it's okay for me to write about this stuff as far as my typical readers are concerned. The thing is, all of this stuff is making me feel anxious. Anxiety is not a … Continue reading It Pours

Question of the Week #75

After a medical examination, your doctor calls and gravely says you have a rare lymphatic cancer and only a few months to live. Five days later, she informs you that the lab tests were mislabeled; you are perfectly healthy. Forced for a moment to look death in the face, you have been allowed to turn … Continue reading Question of the Week #75

Question of the Week #59

By controlling medical research funds, you are in a position to guarantee that a cure will be found in 15 years for any disease you choose. Unfortunately, no progress on any others would be made during that period. Would you target one disease? No, I wouldn't. What if researchers are only five years away from … Continue reading Question of the Week #59