Medical experts now agree that as a result of aggressive screening programs, we have an epidemic of cancer overdiagnosis in the United States. With mammograms finding tiny cancers and PSA tests discovering unpalpable prostate cancers, we are now unearthing some … Continue reading →
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In 1922, the photographer Man Ray made a final portrait of Marcel Proust two days after his death. I love the fact that Proust spent the last night of his life dictating manuscript changes for a section of his famous novel&nbs...
Conscience and Proper Medical Treatment is the topic of several articles in the latest issue of Medical Law Review.
Here is a fine story in the Los Angeles Times written by Lisa Zamosky about the importance of talking with your doctor about your out of pocket medical costs. Despite high medical costs topping Americans’ list of financial concerns, many … Continue reading →
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I have posted 10 paintings that portray death. Today's "end of life in art" post is a little different. The art itself (Rembrandt's Self-Portrait with Two Circles) is not about death. But this image is still relevant and compelling. &...
End of Life Choices New York and the New York Society for Ethical Culture invite you to the inaugural Barbara Swartz End of Life Choices Lecture: "Aid in Dying: An Important Possibility at the End of Life."
The speaker will be the ren...
by Craig M. Klugman
- The fact of becoming exhausted or running short, giving way under trial, breaking down in health, declining in strength or activity, etc.
- The act of failing to effect one’s purpose; want of success; an instance of this. (Oxford English Dictionary 2015, entry 67663)
There is not enough failure in our modern world. I am not talking about the kind of failure that comes from not trying or being neglectful, but rather the failure that comes from working hard to achieve a goal and not making the mark.
If one does not fail, then one has not tried to excel.…
American manufacturing has declined precipitously in the past few decades. Companies that were once the source of fabulous wealth for Americans – the U.S. Steel profits that enriched the Carnegie family, the Ford Motor F -1.29% Company profits that enriched … Continue reading →
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Munch painted "Death in the Sickroom" in 1893. Like many other paintings, it deals with the tuberculosis and death of his sister when he was 14.
Munch directs our focus not to the dying person but to the inner thoughts and grief of the fa...