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Posted on: Aug 19, 2014

Wednesday, August 13
Guest Blogger Associate Dean and Associate Professor Joanna K. Sax: Is Fracking Good or Bad?
First things first: fracking = hydraulic fracturing. In this informative piece, Joanna K. Sax gives a primer on fracking and delves into both sides of the debate on the practice. She begins, "Proponents of fracking laud the energy independence, creation of jobs, environmentally friendly nature of natural gas, national security and economic benefits.  Opponents to fracking have concerns about the impact to the environment, public health issues, and water use. Each side dismisses the other side’s arguments." Read more about the issue in her guest blog post!

Thursday, August 14
Call for Papers: Ebola and the Law
The Biolaw Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)  is calling for papers that address issues of law and policy arising from the Ebola outbreak. For more details on possible topics of interest and contact information, check out this post.

Tuesday, August 19
Published This Week
This post is a roundup of articles published that are pertinent to the healthcare field around the web.

Guest Blogger Associate Dean and Associate Professor Joanna K. Sax: The Regulation of Dietary Supplements
In this guest post, Joanna K. Sax discusses the overwhelming amount of dietary supplements that are on the market today and how many of them have evaded FDA regulations. 

Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: Ventilator Allocation in a Pandemic
Valerie Koch discusses the guidelines put forth for ventilator distribution in the case of a severe public health emergency. Koch says these guidelines were devised as an ethical framework in order to save the most lives, and they will be updated this year to include protocols for pediatric patients and neonates.

Published This Week
This is another post that features a roundup of recently published articles on the web this week.

Guest Blogger Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch: How an Obligation to Return Research Results Is (and Should be) Changing the Investigator-Participant Relationship
Valerie Koch writes about the changes that technological advances have caused for research findings and discusses the disclosure of results to patients in light of those changes.

Thank You to July's Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf
This is a final farewell to July guest blogger Leslie E. Wolf, and features her article   Lessons from the Facebook “Emotional Contagion” ExperimentPublic Health: Victim Of Its Own Success.

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