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Category: End of life care


Alex Trebek’s ‘near remission’ story serves as a reminder: Beware celebrity health news

1 7/10/2018

Pharma banks on cancer patients who are ‘determined to keep fighting’

10 3/8/2016

Investigation of Alzheimer’s Association in-fighting didn’t address the role of corporate sponsorships

9 12/16/2015

Opdivo ads vs. the reality of stage IV cancer treatment


Sunday summary of other noteworthy health care news

2 8/5/2014

The cost of cowboy doctors…debate over diet drugs…gems in JAMA Internal Medicine

3 6/24/2014

Important story on NYT blog: When Advance Directives Are Ignored


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


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