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Documentary Review: “Fight To Live” Highlights The Pitfalls of The FDA’s Drug Approval Process

The documentary presents a call to action to change the FDA's approach to new drug approval

“Fight To Live” is a 2012 documentary that highlights the shortcomings of the drug approval system employed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The documentary makes the case that a person with a terminal illness with no known cure … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

Albom’s touching tribute exemplifies life’s priorities, and what it means to be human

Do you ever dream of going back to school? As someone who loves learning, I am dreading my approaching college graduation. But one of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my life is that we never really stop … Continue reading

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Film Review: So Much So Fast by Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan

A documentary follows the hopes and struggles of an ALS patient

At age 29, master architect Stephen Heywood thought he had decades left to settle down, start a family, and build incredible homes from scratch. But before he had even reached his 30th birthday, Stephen noticed something odd. While working on … Continue reading

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The Right to Die on Your Own Terms

In some states, physician aid in dying is an option for the terminally ill

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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What is DNA Banking? An Interview with Jeff Harbeson, Part One

The DNA Memorial offers the bereaved a chance to keep the DNA of their dead loved ones close and accessible for future medical advances

Today, in the first part of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Jeff Harbeson, the CEO of CG Labs in Ontario, Canada, and the founder of Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, a Virginia-based company with a vision of becoming the … Continue reading

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ALS: Uncovering the Common Cause

Scientists get closer to understanding the root cause of Lou Gehrig’s disease

There’s been a lot of media buzz surrounding the recent Ice Bucket Challenge. From the average Joe to Donatella Versace, everyone has been uploading their videos online to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. But … Continue reading

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