November 19, 2013 6:01 pm
There is no statistical proof that doctors enjoy a better quality of life before death than the rest of us. But research indicates they are better planners.
November 7, 2013 1:42 pm
When the avid outdoorsman was badly hurt Saturday in a hunting accident, doctors said he would be paralyzed and could be on a ventilator for life. His family had a unique request: Could he be brought out of sedation to hear his prognosis and decide what he wanted to do?
September 23, 2013 3:47 pm
An Austin, Texas woman with cancer hopes Twitter can help save her life. It’s part of her effort to pressure a pharmaceutical company into giving her an experimental drug. And now the battle is drawing some big-name support.
September 14, 2013 12:04 pm
Eliminating the three-day hospital stay requirement for Medicare coverage in a skilled-nursing facility is among the list of recommendations that the Commission on Long-Term Care will include in its final report to Congress.
September 11, 2013 3:20 pm
Almost one of every five patients in the intensive care units of a major teaching hospital got treatment that was futile or “probably” futile, according to the doctors who treated them.
August 23, 2013 5:12 pm
Even though doctors said Anthony Yahle could not be revived, his heart monitor “showed signs of life,” and doctors were able to successfully revive him.
August 12, 2013 3:34 pm
Near death experiences in which people report “seeing the light” could be explained by increases in electrical activity in the brain after the heart stops, scientists have found.
July 4, 2013 2:49 pm
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the homicide convictions of a mother and father who prayed for their dying daughter instead of seeking medical care.
May 2, 2013 3:56 pm
Richard Flora, 76, was bitten by an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake but the family decided not to give him anti-venom and he died at hospital 11 hours later.
March 21, 2013 2:41 pm
Finding out what dying patients want and treating them accordingly leads to happier patients who are in less pain and who use fewer healthcare dollars, UCLA researchers said Tuesday.