'Dignity Robes' Project Makes a Difference to Patients During Radiation Treatment

Lori McCoun, left, shows off the smock made for her and other patients undergoing radiation therapy at Peninsula Regional Medical Center thanks to Ellen Smith, right, and the Asbury United Methodist Church's sewing club. Hospital gowns are designed for practicality — definitely not modesty or style...

2014 Ethics Conference Covers ‘Healthcare Reform: Nanny State Or Responsible Stewardship?’

“Step away from the doughnut! Put down the super-sized soda!” Governmental efforts to ban unhealthy foods can sound like law enforcement at work. Critics invoke fears of a “nanny state” where government officials intrude excessively into our private lives, while the current obesity epidemic and a...