Author Archives: Kathleen Clohessy (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to enduring love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment … Continue reading

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Cancer Treatment and Body Image

Treatment related changes in appearance are deeply disturbing but rarely discussed

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” ― Simone de Beauvoir Some of the most distressing issues that people with cancer face are those related to body image. Cancer surgery, in particular, can be extremely … Continue reading

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Obesity Is Now A Global Epidemic

A new report shows that global rates of obesity continue to climb

Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle just released a sobering study about levels of obesity worldwide. Reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study shows that obesity is now a global epidemic, affecting 12 percent of … Continue reading

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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to enduring love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment … Continue reading

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Is Euthanasia for Mental Suffering Ethical?

In the Netherlands, the practice is stirring controversy among medical ethicists

In the United States, medical aid in dying is legal in only a handful of states (California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana). What’s more, the criteria for allowing patients to participate in aid in dying are very rigid and … Continue reading

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New ALS Therapy Shows Promise

Researchers in Israel have developed a way to slow disease progression in mice

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, have developed a promising new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that causes loss … Continue reading

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