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The Llama as Therapist

The charismatic llama is a welcome addition at some nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

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As Vietnam Veterans Age, Hospices Aim to Meet Their Needs

In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war.

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Turns Out That Feeding People Might Help Them Not Die

As the Trump administration pushes food assistance cuts, a new paper touts reduced mortality among benefit recipients.

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I Hijacked A Stranger's Grave To Help My Daughter Grieve The Father She Never Met

Being there in that space seemed to give her something I hadn’t been able to before.

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This Is What It's Like To Run A Pet Cemetery As Your Family Business

More than 80,000 animals, including famous pets, reptiles and a Bengal tiger, are buried in Hartsdale Pet Cemetery.

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Democratic Former Sen. Kay Hagan Dies At 66

Hagen was the second woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from North Carolina.

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Little Wished-for Deaths

When faced with a death that had felt as if it never would come, I was surprised at the depth of my sadness.

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My Son And I Visited A Medium, And She Gave Us A Gift We Never Saw Coming

I don’t know how the medium knows what she knows, but what she is saying is uncanny.

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Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek's Ex-Wife Describes Finding Him Unresponsive

Paulina Porizkova said the singer had been recovering from surgery when he died Sunday.

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Trump Slurs Hurricane Survivors

President Donald Trump said there are some “very bad people” coming to the United States from the Bahamas.

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The Role of Nurses When Patients Decide to End Their Lives

Some hospitals and hospices have policies that forbid nurses to be part of the process or even to discuss end-of-life options.

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Is Dying at Home Overrated?

A palliative care physician struggles with the complex realities of dying at home, and the unintended consequences of making it a societal priority.

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Triple Amputee And Doctor BJ Miller On How To Confront Death

After a tragic accident in college, BJ Miller had to have three of his limbs amputated. Now, Miller uses his experience to shed light on death and counsel people grappling with mortality.

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Moral Distress in Neurosurgery

Is it in the patient’s best interest to go through surgery if the chance of meaningful recovery is vanishingly small?

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How Nearly Losing His Life Made This Author Embrace Death

TED speaker and triple amputee Dr. BJ Miller talks about his new book, "A Beginner's Guide to the End," and why millennials are the “sandwich generation” of caregivers.

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Why I’m Mourning The Death Of My Hedgehog As Much As Any Dog Or Cat

What's the expected timeline for spiny-mammal grieving?

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What It's Like To Grieve A Parent You Didn't Like

Sorrow, relief and guilt are just a few emotions that may come up when your estranged parent dies.

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Here's How To Help Your Child Say Goodbye To A Loved One At A Funeral

Experts share some tips to support children who want to participate in the memorial service for a late parent, relative or friend.

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Dad Of Twins Who Died In Hot Car Has Grand Jury Decision Delayed

Juan Rodriguez will return to court later this month to once again find out whether he will face a grand jury.

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