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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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One Surprising Reason Elders Don’t Get Optimal End-of-Life Care

Nearly one-third of elderly Americans turn to skilled nursing care during their last few months of life, despite the fact that some may be better served by seeking palliative care services, such as ho…

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Is Chemotherapy a Cure-All?

People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery, according to a recent study. About 81 percent of people with advanced colorectal cancer, and 69 percent of…

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