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National Health Care Decisions: A Week of Dying in America

04/17/2014

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This week is host is National Healthcare Decisions Day. The goal of this April 16th event is to “inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Events are being held nation-wide to encourage people to complete advance directive forms as well as to have conversations with their friends and family about end-of-life health care wishes.

The latest study shows that 26% of people in general have completed advance directives.…

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04/17/2014
French School Carries out DNA Dragnet in Rape Case

French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

04/17/2014
Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers, according to new research in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

04/16/2014
New fathers may need help with depression: study

Becoming a father may raise a young man’s risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families.

04/16/2014
Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates

Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.