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"The Affordable Care Act" (and Its Impact)

In the United States, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a health care ordinance established by the federal government (it is commonly referred to as Obamacare). The Act was adopted as a law by US President Barrack Obama on March 23, 2010.

The goal of this law is to reform the United States health systems by providing and improving access to quality and affordable health care, health insurance, and providing American citizens with more rights and protections by reducing health care expenditure for both individuals and the government.

The Milgram Experiment, an Ethics Milestone

The Milgram experiment is one of the most famous studies of obedience in psychology to date. Begun in 1961, the experiment was done in order to better comprehend the acts of genocide committed by the Nazi’s in World War Two. Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, was the mastermind behind the study. The focus of the experiment was “conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience”. Milgram wanted to explore the justifications of genocide based on the testimonies given by the accused during the Nuremberg War Criminal Trials.

New Advancements in the Understanding and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

 From the first description ofparalysis agitansin “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” by James Parkinson in 1817 to the treatment of patients using levodopa developed by Arvid Carlsson, scientists and physicians have been working toward understanding and treating parkinsonian symptoms since the discovery of the disease. New research is furthering these goals by advancing the extent of knowledge needed to treat and eventually cure this disorder. Areas currently being studied include research into the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) with emphasis on the improvement of existing parkinsonian models and novel treatments including gene therapy and stem cells.


Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia(CML)also referred to as Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, or Acute Granulocytic Leukemia, is a rare type of cancer involving the blood cells and bone marrow.  It is found in white blood cells which contain the oncogene,Philadelphia Chromosome (Ph+).  Unlike other Leukemias, this particular blood cancer tends to progress more slowly than acute forms of leukemia, is found more often in older adults, usually males 45 years of age and older, and rarely occurs in children.