Death, Dying, and Covid-19

Death, Dying, and Covid-19

Never before have we had so much information about a new disease and so little certainty about what it all means for us. The news media report that there are at least three new variations of the virus—two are more contagious. One might be more deadly, and herd...
Dying at home: The downside

Dying at home: The downside

In a recent N.Y. Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/well/live/is-dying-at-home-overrated.html), a palliative care doctor made the argument that many patients and caregivers underestimate the burdens of helping someone die at home. They may not...
Advanced Directives

Advanced Directives

The National Institute of Medicine has defined a good death as one that honors the wishes of the dying person. Advanced directives are the best way to insure that the cost of medical help remains under control and that your wishes are followed during the last months...
More talking to children about death

More talking to children about death

 When children experience the death of a parent before the age of 17, it will affect on their character and emotional development—one way or the other. Many children who have suffered this hardship become mature, successful adults who are resilient when life brings...
Preventing and reversing chronic illness

Preventing and reversing chronic illness

Today, over 65% OF Americans suffer with at least one chronic disease, many with two to five different conditions. The United Nation reports that chronic diseases are responsible for 35 million deaths a year globally. Our world today is full of toxins and pathogens;...