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Making Final Arrangements for a Terminally-Ill Loved One

Marie Marley | Posted 01.29.2017 | Fifty
Marie Marley

No one wants to make arrangements for the death of a terminally-ill friend or family member. It's painful to think about any loved one's eventual pass...

When Your Loved One Is Ready for Hospice Care - and You Aren't

Marie Marley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Many painful emotional issues face family members and friends when a loved one becomes terminally ill. These include communicating the diagnosis to others; handling the physical and emotional exhaustion of intensive caregiving; and deciding when or whether to engage hospice care services.

Should We Discharge Terminally Ill Inmates?

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.24.2016 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Some people may quickly say that inmates are in prison for punishment and therefore they should not get healthcare paid for by taxpayers. That thinking is not consistent with our American values.

Why Phrases Like 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' Never Stuck With Me

Chanel White | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

I myself believe strongly in the power of miracles, however, I will not put my life on hold for something that may not manifest itself in my lifetime. I would much rather be prepared for the wreckage, than live in fear of it.

Terminally Ill Grandfather Drove For Uber To Support Daughter And Grandchildren

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

When 69-year-old Kenneth Broskey was told he had only a short time left to live, instead of going into hospice care as the doctors suggested, he just ...

The Care and Management of Mortality

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End provides healthy doses of reality - the realities of disease, deterioration, debilitation, decline, dementia, dependence, despondency, and demise.

A 29-Year-Old Woman's Heartbreaking Choice To Access Death With Dignity

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Brittany Maynard is planning to die on Nov. 1, and she's fighting to expand end-of-life choices for others in similar situations. Maynard had just...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

The Fault in Our Stars and Death

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Green's novel (now a movie) confronts the question at the heart of this encounter, one which we all must eventually face: how do we honestly talk about life while remaining fully conscious of our death.

Hospice: A Higher Calling

Brent Green | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Brent Green

Congress honored palliative care for terminally ill patients at the behest of American citizens, thus enabling Medicare and Medicaid funding. The higher, humanistic calling of hospice must not be regulated or prosecuted out of existence.

Terminally Ill Teenager Marries High School Sweetheart In Dream Wedding

Posted 11.25.2013 | Weddings

Eighteen-year-old Leslie Rivera was diagnosed with leukemia in April, and her condition is terminal. So when the Make-A-Wish foundation stepped in to ...

When the End Is Near, What Really Matters?

Marie Marley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I felt as if ordering hospice care for Ed would be tantamount to signing his death warrant.

"Desperate Housewives" Alum Gives Terminally Ill Kids 'One Enchanted Weekend' (EXCLUSIVE)

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices

"Desperate Housewives" alum Maiara Walsh wants to give kids the world. The half-Brazilian actress, who is best known for her role as Ana Solis, Ev...

Making Final Arrangements for a Terminally-Ill Loved One

Marie Marley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It's painful to think about a loved one's eventual passing, but it's important to make the arrangements sooner rather than later.

Can Compassionate Release of California's Terminally Ill Prison Inmates Work?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.13.2012 | Crime
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

The answer to this question depends greatly on one factor that I haven't found mentioned in discussions concerning California's SB 1462, which would allow early release for inmates with a prognosis of 6 months or less.

Why I Considered Assisted Suicide

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

Everything had been taken from me: I could not walk more than a few steps, I could not breathe without oxygen, I could no longer play with my son or do the things I loved.

Kevorkian Tells Gupta 'Death With Dignity' Laws Don't Go Far Enough, Doctors Should Administer Life-Ending Drugs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dr. Jack Kevorkian believes laws that allow terminally-ill adults to end their lives by taking prescribed lethal doses of medicine are wrong because t...

The Inauguration Through the Eyes of the Dying

John H. Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John H. Tucker

Bed-stricken and artificially oxygenated, tied down by tubular shackles and chains, these determined men and women see Jan. 20 not simply as Inauguration Day, but as a finish line.