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Death and dying
October 19, 2016
American Express profit falls 10 percent, but tops estimates
American Express said its third-quarter profits fell by 10 percent from a year earlier, as the company absorbs the loss of ...
October 07, 2016
Nobel laureate Tutu celebrates 85th birthday, giving thanks
Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu shed tears of gratitude on his 85th birthday Friday as he presided over a cathedral Mass despite ...
September 13, 2016
Review: 'Aubergine' is a rich homage to the power of food
What's for dinner? How about a rich stew of multi-generational family communication failures, served with a tender side dish ...
August 20, 2016
LA art exhibition look at dying through words, photos
Four years ago photographer Andrew George approached the medical director of a Los Angeles hospital with an unusual request: ...
August 15, 2016
Colorado voters to consider suicide drugs for terminally ill
Colorado voters this fall will decide whether terminally ill people should be allowed to receive prescriptions for drugs to ...
August 11, 2016
Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life
In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These ...
July 01, 2016
New Mexico high court: Doctors can't help patients end lives
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that terminally ill patients cannot end their lives with help from doctors, ...
June 08, 2016
California aid-in-dying law concerns some Latinos, blacks
California on Thursday becomes the latest state to allow the terminally ill to legally choose to end their lives, raising ...
June 06, 2016
Assisted dying about to be legal in Canada
Doctor-assisted dying is about to become legal in Canada without clear legislation on how it would work. Canada's Supreme ...
June 06, 2016
When to give up: Treatment or comfort for late-stage cancer?
Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had ...
June 03, 2016
THINGS TO KNOW: California's new rules for end-of-life drugs
California's new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill has the strictest requirements of any of the five ...
June 03, 2016
California doctors uneasy about prescribing lethal drugs
Terry Petrovich asked her oncologist point blank: "Am I going to count on you to help me achieve a good death?" To her ...
June 02, 2016
Ex-hospice head pleads guilty to Medicare, Medicaid fraud
A former head of a suburban hospice who was accused of using patients who weren't terminally ill to collect millions of ...
May 19, 2016
PM Trudeau apologizes again in Parliament after elbow
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized before the Canadian Parliament for a third time Thursday, saying he expects better ...