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You Exist In Multiple Universes

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

At death there's a break in our linear stream of consciousness, and thus a break in the linear connection of times and places. Indeed, biocentrism suggests it's a manifold that leads to all physical possibilities.

Why You Should Have A Memorial Service

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

As I glance down the obituary column, I see a statement that occurs more and more often: "In keeping with Virginia's wishes, there will be no funeral service." I am deeply disturbed by this trend.

Wheel Of Fortune Designer Dies

Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts

Ed Flesh designed an icon of American television culture when he created the titular wheel for "Wheel of Fortune." Flesh was an art director who died ...

Georgia Inmate Dies In Video-Recorded Execution

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Ga. (Associated Press) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his parents and sister was executed Thursday after the courts allowed what expe...

Man Dead After Being Hit By 'Cash Cab' Taxi

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Crime

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A replica taxi used in the Canadian version of the TV game show "Cash Cab" struck and killed a pedestrian after fi...

'What Happens When Mommy Dies?'

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Certainly the death and loss of a parent is tremendously agonizing, but it really doesn't mean that you can't go on, even if you're afraid you won't be able to.

Former Dictator Dies At 83

AP | RAUL O. GARCES | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Former President-turned-dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, whose self-coup launched more than a decade of military rule in Ur...

Let The Terminally Ill Decide

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Uncle Ed was what you would call a man's man. A Korean War Veteran, he was nothing if not a planner. Yet at 84, we could not help but wonder who should make the decisions?

What Is Grief?

Susan Orlins | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

At the cemetery, my sister and brother stand over our mother's coffin stricken with grief. Dry-eyed, I step up next to them.

Media Mogul Dead At 84

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 09.13.2011 | Media

BERLIN — Leo Kirch, a German media mogul whose television-based empire unraveled in a spectacular bankruptcy nearly a decade ago, died Thursday....

Man Presumed Dead After Falling Into Blowhole In Hawaii

Fairfax, CA Patch | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

Maui police have officially called off the search for missing San Anselmo man David Potts, 44, who fell into a blowhole on the north side of the islan...

Remembering Betty Ford

Palm Desert, CA Patch | Posted 09.11.2011 | Los Angeles

At the heart of a memorial service honoring former first lady Betty Ford sits a vibrant Palm Desert church, where past presidents and first ladies wil...

Dying In Cyberspace ... Are You Ready To Link In?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

From the ICU to the graveyard, our dying rituals have gone electronic. The internet has made group mourning and even webcast funerals possible.

Guatemala Vice Presidential Candidate Critically Injured In Helicopter Crash

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- A Guatemalan political party says its vice presidential candidate has been critically injured in the crash of a helicopter he was pi...

Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies At 93

AP | CONNIE CASS and LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it. According to Mrs. Ford...

Helicopter Crash At California Marine Corps Base Kills 1, Injures 5

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine Corps helicopter crashed Wednesday afternoon at the sprawling coastal base of Camp Pendleton, killing one and ...

A Million Questions That Need To Be Asked Of Our Aging Parents

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

One of the Ten Commandments is to "obey" our parents. Well, what happens when we think that it is not in their best interest to continue living where they are living or we feel it is unsafe, and they disagree with us?

Can Death Become Your Ally?

Duane Elgin | Posted 09.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

We cannot hide from death. Its embrace will consume our social existence entirely. Job titles, social position, material possessions, sexual roles and images--all must yield to death.

'Macho Man' Randy Savage's Cause Of Death Revealed

AP | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A medical examiner says something went wrong with professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage's heart before he crashed his...

Woman's Dead Body Found In Public Pool After 2 Days

AP | LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A woman's body might have been left in the cloudy water of a public swimming pool for more than two days, without lifeguards...

Ryan Dunn's Car Was Traveling At 130 MPH At Time Of Accident

West Chester, PA Patch | Jake Speicher | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

According to police, Ryan Dunn's car was traveling at 130 miles per hour when it left the road, killing Dunn and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell....

Balancing The Grief And Joy Of Fatherhood

David A. Love | Posted 08.19.2011 | Healthy Living
David A. Love

Every June, I imagine I will find myself engaged in this delicate balancing act, this cruel negotiation between the joy of being a father today, and the sense of loss over what used to be and what could have been.

Thanks To Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I believe that he should actually be thanked because Dr. Kevorkian raised the awareness that we don't do dying well, particularly when people are suffering and in physical pain.

A Father and a Daughter Talk About Loss: What It Was Like to Grieve a Wife and Mother

Meghan O'Rourke | Posted 08.17.2011 | Women
Meghan O'Rourke

by Meghan O'Rourke and Paul O'Rourke When I wrote a book about my mother's death, my focus wasn't my father or his experience, though at many points ...

With My Life Partner Gone, My Awakening Begins

Carol Jones | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

My life partner is gone. We came to each other in innocence, yet tainted by our life experiences. Too many regrets, too few years spent together, too young to die, too young to leave me alone.