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  • The many heroes among us deserve special thanks on Thanksgiving

    Next week, I hope each of you will pause at your Thanksgiving table before burying your faces in assorted flavored carbs to ask each diner to name something or someone for which or for whom they are thankful this year. In addition to family, friends,...
  • The God Squad: Plenty to be thankful for

    Next week, I hope each of you will pause at your Thanksgiving table, before burying your faces in assorted carbs, to ask your fellow diners to name something or someone they are thankful for this year. In addition to family, friends, America and pie, here...
  • Year's end a good time to consider end-of-life plans

    Would anyone like more pie? If you were neurologically devastated in an accident, would you want to forgo life-sustaining treatment? It wasn't exactly like that at our family's recent holiday dinner. But with our children home for a few days, we...
  • Nonmedical hospice in Hampton provides end-of-life comfort

    Nonmedical hospice in Hampton provides end-of-life comfort
    The sun inched towards the horizon setting the sky ablaze in ribbons of pink and orange above the waters of Hampton Roads before slowly slipping out of sight. As she soaked up the view from the fifth floor suite at The Chamberlin on Fort Monroe, Eva...
  • Assisted suicide prosecution in Schuylkill County faces compelling challenge

    The Schuylkill County criminal case against a woman charged with assisting a suicide keeps getting stickier. Barbara Mancini, a registered nurse living in Philadelphia, was in Pottsville to care for her dying father at his home and gave him, at his...
  • Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds

    Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds
    Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...
  • Bring back the 'death panel' bill

    Bring back the 'death panel' bill
    Probably nothing causes members of Congress more unease than having to talk about death. It’s only been four years since healthcare reform became more about whether President Obama wanted to throw mama from a train via “death panels”...
  • Bereavement camp helps children cope with death

    Bereavement camp helps children cope with death
    Since the deaths of three close relatives in the past three years, 8-year-old Taylor Green has had her rough moments. Sometimes, she has acted withdrawn, sadder than usual or standoffish. Taylor's mother, unsure how to help, sent the girl to a children'...
  • Aiding suicide charge in Pottsville does not seem to square with court ruling

    Aiding suicide charge in Pottsville does not seem to square with court ruling
    The aspirin tablets in the bottle were of various colors and the little boy thought they were candy, so he helped himself. When I saw the empty bottle I called the base hospital at Beale Air Force Base in California, where I was stationed, and was...
  • A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills

    A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills
    Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is...
  • LVH honors 34 at its Friends of Nursing celebration

     
    Thirty four clinicians and seven care teams recently received awards at Lehigh Valley Health Network's Friends of Nursing Celebration. The program was attended by more than 725 colleagues and community members at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The awards are...
  • Commentary: City's treatment of marijuana clinics uneven

    I was amazed to hear a car recently crashed into a medical marijuana dispensary on 19th Street ("Driver held after SUV crashes into dispensary," July 4). The amazing part of this story is that in October 2011 the City Council of Costa Mesa called in the...