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When Hospice Care Falls Short

Readers write about ideal hospice care and current shortcomings.

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Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note

Music therapy is becoming more common in nursing homes and hospices, where it has been shown to improve a patient’s quality of life.

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Why Deadly Mudslides Are The Latest Natural Disaster To Plague California

More than a dozen people are dead after mudslides struck Santa Barbara in the middle of the night. Recent wildfires have made the region more susceptible to the natural disaster.

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This Was Not the Good Death We Were Promised

Hospice care failed my father when it mattered most.

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Deadly Bronx Fire

At least 12 people have been killed after a fire swept through an apartment in the Bronx, making it the deadliest blaze in New York in more than 25 years.

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2017 Natural Disaster Costs Soar

Natural disasters cost the global economy more than 300 billion dollars in 2017, nearly double the cost of the year before.

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The Give And Take Of Christmas, And The Case For #MeNeither

Christmas in the modern era has something in common with singer Miley Cyrus; they both come in rather like a wrecking ball

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How One Family's Loss Reminded My Community We Need a Year-Round Giving Season

Kathy Manochi’s smile always makes me smile. Not just responsively, but in my heart first. No matter my mood. No matter the

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‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony

Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate it, over fear of an opioid epidemic.

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I Am Ending My Year Of Firsts After My Husband's Death

"It doesn’t matter to me when his heart technically beat for the last time; he died in pieces over a two-year stretch."

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Emerging Rapper Lil Peep Dies At Age 21

His emo- and rock-influenced music attracted a large online audience.

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NFL Star Announces His Baby's Death In Devastating Message After Game

Marquise Goodwin caught a long touchdown pass in a game hours after his newborn son died.

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For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

Americans are living longer with heart disease, managing it as a chronic condition. But there are few rules for these patients as they near the end of life.

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7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

President Donald Trump called for the suspect in a New York City attack to be put to death.

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Fats Domino, Legendary Singer And Pianist, Dead At 89

The rock 'n' roll pioneer was known for hits like “Ain’t That a Shame” and “I’m Walkin’.”

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Fires Leave 'Ash And Bones' Behind In CA

The death toll in the northern California wildfires has climbed past 30, making them the deadliest in the state’s history. But authorities warn the figure will rise, as they struggle to bring the blaze under control.

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Puerto Rico's Official Death Toll Hits 39, With The Final Number Still Unknown

The island's top public safety official neither confirmed nor denied media reports of many uncounted deaths.

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Man Lived With Corpses Of Mom, Twin Brother For A Year, Police Say

"I am not some nut ball," Robert James Kuefler said.

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