Category Archives: Something Special

Discussing Death Around the Globe

Coffee houses and conferences draw community who want to discuss death together

Mankind is raising its consciousness when it comes to death. Not only is the subject no longer taboo, it is the main topic of conversation at conferences and cafes around the globe. From Oxford, England’s Death Café, where visitors enjoy … Continue reading

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Post-Bereavement Hallucinations May Help With Grief

"Sensing" the presence of a loved one who has died is a relatively common phenomenon

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. World-renowned singer Celine Dion can attest to that, as she lost both her husband Rene Angelil and brother Daniel last year. She has recently claimed that she still talks … Continue reading

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A High-Fiber Diet Could Protect Your Colon From Infection

Researchers find a link between high-fiber diets and gastrointestinal health

Your doctor has probably already told you how important a high-fiber diet can be for your health. But now we have even more research supporting this claim. A group of researchers found that when microbes in our digestive tract don’t get … Continue reading

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Dying Pet Owners Get Help from Pet Peace of Mind

A nonprofit partners with hospices to help dying people care for their pets

There’s very little that’s as heartbreaking as knowing a dying person is about to lose their beloved pets. Yet this very often happens when a person becomes too ill to care for their animals and there is no one around … Continue reading

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Index of Societal Aging Measures How Well Nations Are Adapting To An Aging Population

The U.S. ranks among the top five

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Southern California have developed a new method to determine how well countries are caring for their elderly populations. The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Index of Societal Aging tool is composed of five … Continue reading

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Medical Schools Hold Memorials for Medical Cadavers

More medical universities are adopting this practice

Whole body donation plays an important role in a medical student’s education. And today, more medical schools are honoring those who donated their bodies to science and medical study. Memorials for medical cadavers have become a common practice at the … Continue reading

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