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The Definition of Death in the 21st Century: Who Decides When Life Ends

The definition of what constitutes death has become the subject of an increasingly heated debate in the United States and elsewhere around the world in recent years. In addition, an associated debate centers on who should have authority to make the final determination that a person is dead. The Standard Definition of Death Over the…

How Are Blood-Borne Pathogens Spread?

The U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health provides a comprehensive and succinct definition of bloodborne pathogen: A pathogen is something that causes disease. Germs that can cause long-lasting infection in human blood and disease in humans are called bloodborne pathogens. In order to protect your health and the health of others, you…