Health News Review
  • Sep 13 2013

    New book: Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path To a Better Way of Death

    Last year, my 89-year old mother surprised me.  For most of the time I’d reported on health care news, she’d urged me to pursue/embrace just about anything she read about in Prevention magazine or on talk radio regarding breakthroughs.  But, in the face of a diagnosis with an aggressive stomach cancer, she turned down all [...]

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  • Feb 6 2013

    An update on how we die in the U.S.

    My mother died last summer one month after being diagnosed with an ugly stomach cancer.  The oncologist she saw only once handled the discussion of options masterfully.  My mom chose no further explorations, no treatment beyond pain control, and spent her last month at home, with hospice care and with up to 15 helping family [...]

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