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Will Society’s Death Taboo Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Americans are taking end-of-life planning more seriously, according to a recent University of Michigan Medical School study that found nearly three-quarters of elderly adults have already created a li…

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Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Groundbreaking legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide recently passed both branches of the Vermont State Congress. The bill, entitled, "The Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act,…

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How to Write a Eulogy… For Yourself

Here’s the latest from 30 DAYS OF INTENT! Iman and Natalie, accompanied by YouTube star Hannah Hart, visited Laurel Lewis for a lesson in death and dying. Laurel is a registered nurse who specialize…

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Environmentally-Friendly Funeral Planning

Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor. Despite being part of the natural celebration of the cycle of life and death, most modern variations on traditional funeral practices are far from environmen…

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What is an Ethical Will?

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor Close your eyes and think about a beloved ancestor of yours that has passed away. Pretend that you are standing before them, able to speak and communica…

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Talking About Funeral Arrangements

By Lacy Robinson, AgingCare.com. Of the many less-than-pleasant tasks a caregiver must take on, one is making arrangements for how a loved one will be remembered. Fear is often a motivating factor …

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A Typical Life with Multiple Sclerosis

What is a typical case of multiple sclerosis like? The newly diagnosed usually ask what they should expect from a life with MS; but typical, when it comes to MS, is hard to define. One thing is cle…

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Marijuana for MS: Miracle or Menace?

Imagine the desperation felt by people living with chronic, severe pain or discomfort -- with no relief in sight. The list of symptoms brought on by multiple sclerosis is lengthy, and for people wit…

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