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Why Millennials Should Choose a Health Care Proxy
By Kimberly Mitchell, 03/23/2017

Like most healthy 24 year olds, I rarely want to think about my own eventual death. Yes, I’ve had moments when my own end-of life wishes occurred to me — when I’ve heard stories on…

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…