Category: Personal / Family

An Avoidable Tragedy

In 1990, Teri Schiavo apparently suffered from a chemical imbalance that caused her heart to stop beating for an extended period which resulted in severe brain damage. Most doctors who have examined her believe that she has been in a persistent vegetative state since her… Continue reading

The Debate over Gay Marriage

In May 17th Massachusetts may become the first state to legally recognize same-sex marriages. Recent controversy over who is legally allowed to marry has led to new laws, judicial rulings and even a proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage. Traditionally marriage has been a unique legal… Continue reading

In Vitro Fertilization – – Who Pays?

With the relentless grim news and crises we face on a daily basis, sometimes we tend to trivialize the marvels in our midst. Among them are the many monumental scientific advances which have enhanced our daily existence; stunningly exotic on their announcement, they often become… Continue reading

Expungement – Oops, Don’t Do It Again

Say your son is away at college, and one night you get a call that he’s been picked up for DUI. Although he only had a few drinks, he is nevertheless guilty of the offense. After you’ve finished strangling him, you hire a good lawyer… Continue reading

Changes in Medicare and Prescription Drug Access

There has been much talk in this year’s Presidential Election about the Medicare Prescription Drug Law. Passed in December 2003, the Medicare Modernization Act, as it is being called, provides for a temporary benefit, the Prescription Drug Discount Card Program which is in effect now… Continue reading

Welcome to the World, You Are on Videotape

My family is about to celebrate the first birthday of our son. The year has gone by so fast, and the approach of this milestone has caused me to recall his birth. One of the questions asked of my wife and me by the hospital… Continue reading