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Jul 20, 2016

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Emily S

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Electronic Records Offer A Chance To Ensure Patients’ End-Of-Life Plans Aren’t Lost In Critical Moments

In a perfect world, patients with advance directives would be confident that their doctors and nurses — no matter where they receive care — could know in a split second their end-of-life wishes.  But this ideal is still in the distance. Patients’ documents often go missing in maze-like files or are...

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This artist is trying to transform digital health, one painting at a time

Just six days after Regina Holliday's husband died, she started painting a mural on the side of a gas station, off a busy street in Washington, D.C.  "Fred's in the center of the painting," Holliday says. "I started with Fred because I wanted to have him back so desperately."

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Posted:
Jan 18, 2016

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Emily S

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Meet 17 Killer Startups Making Death a Little Easier

If the movies have taught us anything it’s that the tech world’s experimentations with death don’t always work out so well – whether it’s Dr. Frankenstein’s eponymous monster or just about every zombie movie, something always seems to go wrong. Still, that hasn’t prevented startups from trying to...

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Posted:
Jul 30, 2015

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Christy

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Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection

Kathryn DeWitt conquered high school like a gold-medal decathlete. She ran track, represented her school at a statewide girls’ leadership program and took eight Advanced Placement tests, including one for which she independently prepared, forgoing the class.

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Apr 24, 2015

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Emily S

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Tech titans’ latest project: Defy death

Seated at the head of a table for 12 with a view of the city's soaring skyline, Peter Thiel was deep in conversation with his guests, eclectic scientists whose research was considered radical, even heretical.  It was 2004 and Thiel had recently made a tidy fortune selling PayPal, which he co-...

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Feb 27, 2015

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Emily

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Caring Is Sharing: How Facebook is changing the ways we feel

I woke up last Thursday to sad news in my Facebook feed. Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and prolific author whose work I had admired for years, had announced his own impending death in the New York Times.

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