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Welcome to Talking Matters, a blog featuring updates, stories, and interviews from The Conversation Project. Check back each week for a new post!

How to Make Better Medical Decisions
By Haider Warraich, MD, 02/06/2017

Advances in modern medicine mean that more people live longer with disease than ever before. With disease come difficult choices. These days, patients and their loved ones are frequently put in positions where they have…

The Power of Online Communities of Support
By Kim Mitchell, 12/20/2016

“Every time I come here I remind myself that by doing so . . . somebody (myself included) might feel just a little bit less alone.” – Stephen Wheeler. A recent Stat News article tells…

Manchester by the Sea
By Deborah Colbert, 12/13/2016

The new movie “Manchester by the Sea” is one of the most realistic portrayals of grief and loss captured on film. At the start of the movie janitor Lee Chandler learns he has been named…

Grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but the holiday season can be particularly challenging. Family gatherings, traditional meals and familiar faces can all be painful reminders of…

The Conversation: An Invaluable Holiday Gift
By Deborah Colbert, 11/29/2016

It is Giving Tuesday, that rare day in the holiday season when the emphasis is on giving instead of gifts. It’s a yearly reminder that some of the most memorable presents you can give to…