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Life Threatening Illness

People in Pain: Calling for Global Access to Medications

Pamela Glasner | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Inadequate access to pain-relieving medications contradicts the notion of article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the right to medical care, which also encompasses palliative care.

Palliative Care and Universal Health Coverage

Pamela Glasner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a target of the Global Goal for Health. All people should have access to good quality, comprehensive health services without being exposed to financial hardship.

Talking About Death - When Do We Begin?

Erin Coriell | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Erin Coriell

It is never too soon to befriend this mysterious, unpredictable life experience that we will all undergo. Many of us cheat ourselves out of fully living life by refusing to discuss death until we absolutely have to. It's impossible to experience the richness of life when we subconsciously cling to it.

Entire Town Surprises Girl Who Has Life-Threatening Illness With Fireworks Show

The Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Good News

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Never mind the bitter cold of January. When a sick little girl wanted a fireworks show, people in her northeast Missouri commun...

The Best Health-Themed Movie of 2013: And the Winner Is...

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Never let important messages in films go overlooked by your admiration for the acting and writing. Let films such as these be a gateway for helping us all to live healthier and more enjoyable lives.

Dr. Cary's Academy Award Nominations for Best Health Movie

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You have not heard about these nominations, because the Academy really doesn't have a category of Best Health-Themed Movie of the Year. But as a physician, I know that what everyone sees on the big screen causes us to think about our personal lives and experiences and informs many of our conversations.