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Is the Library Card Dying?

The Atlantic – Sara Polsky: “..Serious library-card collectors approach the pursuit more systematically than I do. A high-school freshman in California, for example, maintains a collection of more than 3,000 cards. A librarian in Nebraska scans valid library cards from … Continue reading

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Company Says Customer Breached Their Contract by Dying

If a company tells you that you breached their contract by dying, you may still be alive, an immortal or receiving mail past the Pearly Gates. “The BBC reports that a woman in the UK got a stern letter from … Continue reading

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More Americans Are Dying Out of Hospital

By some measures, end of life care in the United States is improving, according to a new robust JAMA study by Joan Teno and colleagues. Patients who died in an acute care hospital2000  33%2015  20% Deaths in a home or … Continue reading

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Canada Releases Third Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying

In late June 2018, the Government of Canada released the Third Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying. Between July 1 and December 31, 2017, there were 1,525 medically assisted deaths in Canada, representing a 29.3% increase over the last … Continue reading

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Examination of State Level Personality Variation and Physician Aid in Dying Legislation

This new article by Rush University Medical Center researchers in the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management concludes that "The social dialogue and potential controversy surrounding physician aid in dying may be linked to aggregate differences in state personality profiles." … Continue reading

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