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Xenotransplanation: What’s New and Should We Be Concerned?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 9, 2024

In the last month, a patient with kidney failure was discharged from the hospital, off dialysis, with a new kidney—from a genetically modified pig. What an incredible accomplishment.

Responding to ACOG…Again

By Steven A. Foley, MD | April 4, 2024

On February 27, 2024, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a “Consensus Statement on Threats to Reproductive and Maternal Health Care.” ACOG and 12 other organizations act as though they are speaking on behalf of all OB/Gyns to further their agenda that abortion is healthcare. I would like to respond, because they do not speak on my behalf.

Why You Need Church

By Amy Givler, MD | March 28, 2024

A 2023 report by Pew Research Center reported that 13 percent of Americans reported attending in-person worship services in the summer of 2020. I was not one of them. Until we had a vaccine, I did not want people gathering in groups.

LGBTQIA+ and the Political Divide

By Elizabeth Woning | March 21, 2024

To many, the Sexual Revolution evokes nothing more than memories of the summer of love, the emergence of contraception and the “freedom” for sexual expression. However, after years of warnings by Christian cultural commentators, the Sexual Revolution has overtaken the mainstream.

Bulvarism and Bias: Responding to Flawed Scholarship

By Stephen Perona, PharmD, BCEMP, BCPS | March 18, 2024

In early 2023, I read the article “Gender bias in postgraduate year one pharmacy letters of recommendation” published by in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. The analysis contained methodological flaws, and it presented conclusions that were not derived from the evidence presented.

The Status of Frozen Children

By Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics) | March 11, 2024

Anyone paying close attention to current events has likely heard about the Alabama Supreme Court decision declaring that frozen embryos created through IVF are legally children under the state’s constitution. The legal case arose when a person unauthorized by an IVF clinic destroyed frozen embryos from three Alabama couples who later filed a lawsuit against the clinic.

ACOG Doesn’t Speak on My Behalf

By Steven A. Foley, MD | March 7, 2024

In this statement, ACOG is calling for “the ability of every patient to access abortion when they need it…,” while further claiming that “abortion is an essential part of comprehensive healthcare.” As a practicing OB/Gyn, I again cannot stand by and let this organization speak on my behalf.

Sophisticated Lies Endanger Everyone—Black, Brown, White and Other

By Nicole D. Hayes | March 4, 2024

Language can be cloak and dagger—particularly when that “old serpent” is speaking who is none other than Satan. He is the father of lies, as noted in John 8:44. He is the original liar. Adam and Eve experienced Satan’s craftiness firsthand when he asked Eve in Genesis 3:1, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” and then went on to lie and say to her in Genesis 3:4, “You will not certainly die” (NIV).

Does Acceptance of “Deep Time” or Evolution Imperil Christian Belief?

By Steven Willing, MD | February 15, 2024

Does acceptance of evolution or geological time imperil Christian belief? The evidence says no. But guess what does?

The Case for Conscience

By Anna Pilato, MA | February 12, 2024

The United States has long been a beacon of freedom in the world, and it has held the hope of a better life even before it was an independent nation. We see this exhibited in history when the Pilgrims left Europe in 1620 to come to the New World.

How Then Should We Live?

By JC Bicek | February 8, 2024

What does the Bible say about the body in light of today’s gender confusion? How then do you think we should live? While not new, a form of a gnostic dualism is ascendent in our world today. Our postmodern culture has rallied behind a two-tiered view of the human being, promoting the mind or consciousness at the expense of the body.

The Ethical Healthcare Professional

By Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) | February 8, 2024

No one would choose to be treated by an unethical healthcare professional. So, how do we as established healthcare professionals go about teaching the next generation of caregivers how to behave ethically, and what are some of the most important areas we should focus on in education?

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