Tuesday, February 26, 2013

C. Everett Koop died today at age 96

The Embattled Career of Dr. Koop

Despite political pressures, the surgeon general was out to fight disease, not people.

Philip Yancey - posted 2/25/2013

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop—known for his medical advocacy and his evangelical Christian faith—died today at age 96. This profile, originally published in CT's October 20, 1989, issue, was published shortly after Koop resigned from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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C. Everett Koop on death and dying.
C. Everett Koop is not about to abandon his public platform.
Interview by Philip Yancey

Many people believe that what is legal is right. An interview with C. Everett Koop.
Interview by Cheryl Forbes

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Six evangelical scholars--including C. Everett Koop--in a panel discussion on technology and bioethics. Carl F. H. Henry

The former Surgeon General also spoke about abortion, contraception, and the health care crisis. Ken Sidey

Koop brought abortion into the social conscience of American evangelicals. Kate Shellnutt

Monday, February 25, 2013


Morning Report Masthead

Longtime local TV personality Loren Nancarrow is battling what appears to be terminal brain cancer, the U-T reports. Nancarrow, who's now a co-anchor at Fox 5, discovered he was ill just weeks ago and received the devastating diagnosis.

Nancarrow's been blogging about his condition, tells the U-T that he's been shocked by the huge reaction from the public: "One sense I had is that everybody is going through this same thing in some way in life. I went through life not knowing how much pain other people had. That blew me away dramatically."

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


February 19, 2013

A new therapy could help suppress tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease, an Oxford University study suggests. The technique — called transcranial alternating current stimulation (TACS) — cancels out the brain signal causing the tremors by applying a small, safe electric current across electrodes on the outside of a patient’s head. In a preliminary study, … more…