Feature Interviews (1:00) – First, the doctors talk to neurologist Dr. Tom Zabiega about how his own view of brain death changed as he started to examine the issue and some of the practical flaws in the brain death tests.

Then the doctors talk to philosopher Dr. Pete Colosi talks about lingering ethical issues around the definition and diagnosis of brain death. He explains the difference between death and brain death, how even brain death itself is difficult to diagnose, and how the teachings of the Catholic Church can help families and health care providers honor the dignity of patients with significant brain injuries or who are nearing death.

Medical Trivia (Answer at 47:42) – Which of the following endocrine (hormone producing) glands is not influenced directly by the pituitary gland? The adrenal glands, the ovaries, the pancreas, the testicles, the thyroid?


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