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The Many Paths of Grief: 8 Tips From Survivors of Loss

However in my conversations with grief survivors I have found that all of them feel they have grown emotionally and spiritually because of the challenges they have experienced; and their current life's work has been shaped and inspired by their grief, as well.<p>As the host of End-of-Life University, …

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Dying to Be at Home - Why We Need to Get Serious About End of Life Care

Once again national news headlines are warning us of the pressures that hospitals in England will face this winter. The Nuffield Trust's new research …

Are Doctors Ready To Talk About End-Of-Life Care?

By Richard Harris, Next Avenue Contributor<p>About to board a flight back to his district, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., is downright effusive, calling a health care policy that takes effect Jan. 1 “profound” and nothing short of “revolutionary.” On that date, Medicare will greatly expand its …

Time to fix ‘broken’ end-of-life care system, advocates say

The escalating debate over doctor-assisted death could be the perfect chance for Canada to fix its broken system of palliative care — a "dark secret" that health advocates say has been quietly deteriorating in the shadows for decades.<p>Terminally ill patients and their family members are forced to …

Assisted Suicide Debate Should Fuel Changes To End-Of-Life Care, Say Advocates

OTTAWA — The escalating debate over doctor-assisted death could be the perfect chance for Canada to fix its broken system of palliative care — a …

In Theory: How faith factors into end-of-life services

More people are foregoing traditional burials in favor of cremation, and a major factor behind this trend is decreased religiosity, the Religion News Service's Simon Davis reports.<p>This year, cremation is on track to surpass traditional burials for the first time, according to the funeral industry's …

Can Scientists Turn Birds Back Into Dinosaur Ancestors?

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>We know they evolved from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago, but it remains to be discovered precisely how the DNA of ground-running dinosaurs changed–a transformation that turned arms into wings, produced aerodynamic feathers, and created a beak. It’s possible that …

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