Author Archives: Kathleen Clohessy (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

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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“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

- C. S. Lewis
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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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Mini-Series Review: “The Killing” Seasons One and Two

A riveting police procedural drama explores complex themes of grief and loss

In today’s world of reality TV, gothic horror and sitcoms, it’s rare to find a network television show that explores the human condition in any depth. Thankfully, the subscription streaming service Netflix has stepped in to fill that void, giving … Continue reading

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Relief from Osteoarthritis Pain Without Drugs?

A new study out of Belgium shows it may be possible

Osteoarthritis is a painful, debilitating disease that primarily impacts older adults. Although it is not a life-threatening illness, its symptoms can have a serious impact on quality of life. Most osteoarthritis sufferers have some degree of functional impairment. For many, … Continue reading

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