| May 1, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Jack William DeWildt passed away peacefully April 29, 2013, at the age of 92.
He was born Oct. 26, 1920, to his parents, Peter and Ethel DeWildt. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Natalie Kloosterman and Donald DeWildt.
He will be lovingly...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Forrest Samuel "Sam" Rogers, local businessman of Morganton, N.C., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Born in 1924 in East Jordan, Mich., he was the son of the late Maggie and Samuel Rogers.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Grant...
| May 3, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Jean Lucille Szoke passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on April 25, 2013. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is survived by son, Bob (Sally), daughter, Marian Childress (Bud), grandson, Mike (Michelle),...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A man with no risk factors for prostate cancer can go his whole life without ever taking a PSA test, according to the American Urological Assn.
In a new clinical guideline unveiled Friday, the urologists said that only men between the ages of 55 and...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At the end of life, black kidney disease patients are more likely than white patients to continue intensive dialysis instead of choosing hospice care, according to a new study.
Researchers also found that racial differences in...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As my colleague Melissa Healy noted Thursday, a British medical journal recently invited doctors who specialize in end-of-life care to debate whether patients should be told that they're terminally ill. Two London-based palliative care doctors argued in...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:29 PM
A Windber-area man and longtime Paint Township police officer died Thursday evening from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident while off duty more than a week ago.
William S. Gephart died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the palliative care...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Fargo, N.D.: Duane passed away April 12, 2013, at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo, after a courageous battle against cancer.
Duane Anthony, son of Anton (Tony) and Barbara (Feit) Fettig, was born July 18, 1945 in Rugby, N.D....
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:04 AM
Let me pepper you with a springtime almanac.
Hike with friends
On a recent Wednesday, I joined a friendly hiking club on an after-work walk from downtown South Bend to Saint Mary's College and back -- about three miles of mere training.
The 17 of us...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:42 PM
My Sunday column on the “barbaric death” of a terminally ill man near Sacramento, and his wife’s plea for an Oregon-like Death With Dignity law in California, brought responses from those wanting to know how to join such a cause.......
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:43 PM
With California facing rising medical costs and increasing rates of chronic disease, state health leaders issued a report setting specific health targets to meet by 2022....
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:35 PM
The panel, one of the last at this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, was about the uncomfortable subject of death –- and, even so, it drew a lively and clearly appreciative crowd of several hundred to a USC......