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Death and dying
August 21, 2015
Nickelodeon show profiles dying children
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon ...
August 18, 2015
California governor balks at push to eye right-to-die bill
California lawmakers on Tuesday announced a second attempt at passing right-to-die legislation this year after an earlier ...
August 05, 2015
Pets pick up on cues to comfort the dying, the grieving
For those who are dying, it's clear why all dogs go to heaven. They provide comfort not just in death, but in other difficult ...
July 24, 2015
California judge indicates dismissal of right-to-die lawsuit
A judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and ...
July 09, 2015
Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance
Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to ...
July 09, 2015
Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling
Medicare said Wednesday it plans to pay doctors to counsel patients about end-of-life care, the same idea that sparked ...
July 08, 2015
Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature
The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this ...
July 07, 2015
California right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement
In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in ...
July 07, 2015
California right-to-die bill struggling amid religious fight
Legislation that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives has met strong opposition ...
July 04, 2015
Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag ...
July 03, 2015
Colombian man dies by euthanasia with government backing
A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to die by euthanasia with the full ...
June 24, 2015
Pat Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care
Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in the hospital, and a lawsuit has been filed against her ...
June 12, 2015
Germanwings co-pilot researched deadly drugs, living will
German prosecutors say the co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 researched how to get hold of deadly drugs and the ...
June 04, 2015
California lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation
California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation's most populous state ...
May 11, 2015
Final Exit's former head says group didn't assist suicides
The former president of a national right-to-die group on trial for allegedly assisting in the suicide of a Minnesota woman ...
May 07, 2015
At a Glance: Coping with grief at work
The sudden passing of Dave Goldberg, the popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, touches ...
May 04, 2015
Blues legend B.B. King resting at home in Las Vegas
Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care at his Las Vegas home. King's longtime business manager, Laverne Toney, said ...
April 30, 2015
South African judge grants terminally ill man right to die
A terminally ill man died of natural causes shortly after he was granted the right to end his life in South Africa, where ...
April 10, 2015
Grief counselors on hand to help families after Kenya attack
There was sobbing and silent grief. Some boiled with bitterness, while others found solace in memories of the dead.
March 25, 2015
Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports aid-in-dying bill
In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should ...