When you have a serious hereditary disease, who has a right to know?

When you have a serious hereditary disease, who has a right to know?

Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know? Shaun Raviv explores the rights – and duties – of doctors, patients and families. In 2007, a middle-aged British man shot and killed his wife....
Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns

Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns

With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help. “My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Ore., groaned on the May 16, 2015, call. “In the stomach, and he can’t talk, please …” Less than four...
New Report Discovers That the Media Normalizes the Murders of People with Disabilities

New Report Discovers That the Media Normalizes the Murders of People with Disabilities

Read any news report, and you’ll notice people who murder disabled relatives often claim “hardship” to justify their crimes—what disability rights activists call the “mercy killing” defense. And commonly, the courts will cite the victim’s disability as a reason for...