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Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death Feb 9, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life. The investigators focused on telltale signs that a patient has, at most, just three days to live. The... Read More


Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year Feb 2, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For a growing number of Americans, the final year of life is marked by pain, depression and other distressing symptoms, a new study finds. Experts said the study, published Feb. 2 in Annals of Internal Medicine, highlights disturbing shortcomings in the U... Read More


Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement Dec 5, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Already-strong public support for right-to-die legislation has grown even stronger in the days since the planned death of 29-year-old brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has found. An overwhelming 74 percent of American adults now believe that terminally ill patients... Read More


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Weblog Entries
Is It Normal For Older Adults To Think About Death? May 16, 2014

In honor of Older Americans Month, I’ve made it my mission to provide some helpful information about staying well in our later years as well as to dispel some... Read More


Protecting Against The Widowhood Effect Nov 29, 2013

“He died of a broken heart.” This is the sentiment often used to describe the sad event of a husband dying soon after losing his wife. The opposite... Read More


Hospice Can Enhance Well-Being For Everyone Involved Nov 12, 2013

Hospice is one of those words that we tiptoe around, afraid that by saying it too loudly, we might call forth its need. Yet hospice is nothing to be frightened... Read More