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John Oliver Reveals The Horrifying Truth Of What May Happen To Your Body After Death

"Last Week Tonight" looks at how screwed up the coroner business is and what it would take to fix it.

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Where Should a Child Die? Hospice Homes Help Families With the Unimaginable

For terminally ill children and their families, pediatric hospice can be a godsend — but the American health care system makes it hard to keep facilities afloat.

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Talking to Patients About End-of-Life Care

Readers offer their advice for patients, doctors and family members so that most people do not, in one reader’s words, “continue to die badly.”

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I Lost My Son In A Pool Accident. Now My Daughter Is Learning To Swim.

Six years old is late to be starting swim lessons, but we just couldn’t face our fears yet.

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How to Make Doctors Think About Death

End-of-life treatment guidelines would help families, physicians and nurses confront the inevitable with care and compassion.

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I Tried To Give My Dying 8-Year-Old Son A 'Good' Death. Here's How.

I realized early on that he needed his friends as much as he needed medicine.

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Guantánamo Bay as Nursing Home: Military Envisions Hospice Care as Terrorism Suspects Age

With no sign that the prison will close, the Pentagon has begun planning for detainees to grow old and die at Guantánamo Bay.

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U.S.-Led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Civilians In Raqqa, Syria

Human rights groups tallied more than 1,600 civilian deaths caused by U.S.-led forces in Raqqa, Syria.

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When Opposites Attract, for Life

Of all the obstacles to initiating hospice care that have been cited, the devotion of wife to husband, or child to parent, is the hardest to quantify.

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The Lesson of Impermanence

A chance encounter with a sand painting helped me learn how to doctor patients I knew I would lose.

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Mourning the Demise of a Zen Place to Die

Why do many nonprofit organizations have short lives, only six to 15 years? The experience of a renowned hospice in San Francisco offers some answers.

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I Tried To 'Marie Kondo' My Dead Mom's Things But It Didn't Go Quite As I Planned

Her method had liberated so many people, so why couldn't it work for me too?

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Here’s How I Explain Our Blended Family To My Toddler, Who Has Known No Other

My youngest is 3, and it is clear that we need to be having conversations about the blended family she was born into.

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Comedian Kevin Barnett Died Of Hemorrhage From Pancreatitis: Report

The "Rel" co-creator's sudden death in Mexico at age 32 stunned friends and associates.

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9 Ways Therapists Personally Deal With Grief

From a death to a job loss to an ended relationship, here's how experts handle loss.

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49ers Star Marquise Goodwin And Wife Morgan Announce Loss Of Their Twins

Morgan Goodwin lost the twins she was carrying just a year after the couple's baby boy was stillborn.

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Mary Oliver Fans Remember Her Life And Work After Her Death At 83

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died from lymphoma.

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A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic

I am a firm believer in the ability of music to help people express their emotions, hopes and fears, making their medical conditions more tolerable.

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Rethink Low-Carb Diets, Eat More Fiber

People who eat more fiber lower their risk of chronic diseases.

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What It's Like To Be Grieving During The Holidays

Resilience means finding ways to honor my father while continuing on with life.

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