Author Archives: Lucas Morgan (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“I wish to be cremated. One 10th of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.”

- Groucho Marx
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“The Cancer Journals,” by Audre Lorde

The poet's experiences with breast cancer, mastectomy sugery and coming to terms with her diagnosis

“The Cancer Journals” by Audre Lorde is an extremely personal account of one woman’s experience with breast cancer and the plethora of emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis. The book weaves her personal journal entries together with a more traditional … Continue reading

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“To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice.”

-Khalil Gibran
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Diet Soda May Lead To Increased Risk Of Stroke and Dementia

A new study suggests daily diet soda intake could cause significant harm to the brain

It’s no secret that sugar-sweetened sodas and their diet counterparts are not exactly healthy beverages. And now a new study suggests that diet soda may increase the risk of dementia and stroke. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s … Continue reading

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“Birth and death are mandatory in life. Everything in between is complicated.”

-Unknown
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Polypharmacy During Final Months of Life Can Be Futile

Many older people are prescribed ten-plus medications during their last months of life

A new study published in The American Journal of Medicine finds that older adults often receive numerous medications of questionable benefit in their final months of life. Previous estimates have shown that between 25 and 40 percent of people aged … Continue reading

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