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Being Mortal – full length feature available on Frontline (PBS)

*+-Dr. Atul Gawande’s best selling book, “Being Mortal” is the subject for a Frontline show on the state of living and dying in America. It features candid, and invaluable, conversations with physicians and patients on the subject. The web page also features several in depth articles from different perspectives and issues related to end-of-life care. Watch the 1-hour program online here. Related Book: …

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Preparing Children for Life…a visit to the hospital

*+-Recently, I was out for a run (we’ll deal with the fact that I run with two herniated discs in a future blog) and I saw a father at a nearby gas station teaching his son how to pump gas. I figured that the boy was about 9 years old. Brilliant! As I went by, I asked the man if he …

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Dying Well

*+-Title: Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life Author: Ira Byock, MD My Take on this Title: Our final phase of life is, in my humble opinion, one of our greatest opportunities to live our values and love most deeply. But, it is viewed in our culture as taboo so no one discusses it or prepares for the inevitable. …

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