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Jahi McMath and the Dangerous Language of Hope

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

Until health care providers become more skilled in helping patients and families to choose their hopes carefully, many of us will continue to receive the most aggressive treatment possible because there is still "hope," without the chance to reflect on what that word means to us.

There's a Second Tragedy in the Jahi McMath Story

Today's Mama | Posted 03.11.2014 | San Francisco
Today's Mama

It was loud. And tight. His sobbing eyes locked onto mine for six minutes as I lay over him and tried to smile. I told him everything was going to be OK.

Case Of Brain Dead Teen Could Set Precedent

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The tragic case of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital Oakland following a tonsillectomy last month, may se...

Girl Declared Brain Dead After Tonsillectomy Moved From Hospital

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family attorney of the California girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy says she has been taken out of Children'...

Terri Schiavo Group Joins Fight Over Jahi McMath's Future

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The family of Jahi McMath is reportedly receiving advice from a group linked to Terri Schiavo as they fight to keep the 13-year-old on life support. ...

Life Support Extended For Girl Who Was Declared Brain Dead

AP | LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.31.2013 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Monday ordered a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead to be kept on life support until Jan. 7. ...

Family Of Girl Left Brain Dead After Surgery Sues To Keep Her On Life Support

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy said Monday they will sue to ke...

Jahi McMath, California Girl Who Is Brain Dead, May Be Removed From Life Support On Monday

Reuters | Laila Kearney | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Dec 30 (Reuters) - Relatives of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy pressed an 11th-hour effort...

Family Wants To Move Girl Left Brain Dead By Tonsillectomy To Nursing Home

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy says Jahi ...

Judge: Teen Declared Brain Dead Can Be Taken Off Life Support

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ruled that a 13-year-old Northern California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications follow...

Mom Pleads To Keep Teen Declared Brain Dead On Life Support

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California woman says she believes her 13-year-old daughter is alive despite a declaration that complications from a tonsil...

2nd Opinion Planned For 13-Year-Old Girl Left Brain Dead From Tonsillectomy

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California girl on life support after being declared brain dead was expected to appear with hospital...

13-Year-Old Girl Left Brain Dead From Tonsillectomy To Be Kept On Life Support

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy should be kept on life support for...