Posts Tagged ‘Dying’

The Bipartisan Health Care Solution That Keeps Dying In Congress

Telemedicine reaches more patients at lower costs and has support across the aisle, so why isn’t it universally adopted? Healthy Living Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, […]

Cancer Taught Me To Live Like I’m Dying

  Last year, I became one of the estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer to be diagnosed in 2016. Of that number, one out of three was projected to die from the disease. While the diagnosis and statistics are daunting at best, for me cancer became a lesson in how to live like I was […]

Can a dying patient be a healthy person?

By Richard Gunderman, Indiana University and James W Lynch, University of Florida The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being treated for bladder cancer. Recently, she developed chest pain, and a biopsy showed that she had developed a secondary tumor of the […]

Forgiving The Caregiver: I Yelled At My Dying Husband

Reprinted with permission from http://www.xojane.com where a longer version of this article originally appeared: Two and a half years after my husband George died of cancer, I am still mired in shame and regret because I was such a poor caregiver to him. Images of me angry, yelling at him, continue to haunt me. My […]

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

What the Dying Want You to Know About Life

It was a rainy December day when I knocked on Melissa and Bradley’s* door for the first time. I was pregnant, cold, wet and without an umbrella; it rarely rains here. Melissa answered the door, quiet, sullen, with dark bags under her eyes, and probably (definitely) anemic. She devoted all of her time to taking […]

Woman Dying From Anorexia Speaks Out About Her Battle With The Illness, Asks The World For Help

A woman suffering from anorexia is speaking out about her illness in the hopes that she might save herself — and others battling the same disease. Rachael Farrokh is 37, and has been anorexic for a decade. In an emotional YouTube video posted online last month, Farrokh said she is fighting for her life. “I’m […]

Having a Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young

People diagnosed with serious mental illness — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression — die 20 years early, on average, because of a combination of lousy medical care, smoking, lack of exercise, complications of medication, suicide, and accidents. They are the most discriminated-against and neglected group in the U.S., which has become probably the worst […]

Death, Dying and Bereavement

Death, Dying and Bereavement ‘This second edition, which has also been edited by Samson Katz, utilizes around half of the original text, of which a significant portions has been revised and updated. The remainder comprises new material reflecting both the changes in attitudes generally towards death and dying, and also designed to meet the needs […]

Dying for a Drink: What You and Your Family Should Know About Alcoholism

Dying for a Drink: What You and Your Family Should Know About Alcoholism In the United States, alcoholism leads to 100,000 unnecessary deaths per year. Nearly 3 in 10 American adults are “risky drinkers.” 18 million Americans are abusing alcohol regularly. More than ½ of Americans have a close family member who is an alcoholic. […]

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