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“If your time ain’t come, not even a doctor can kill you.”

- American Proverb
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Can a Palliative Care Team Help Families Cope?

Study examines the role of palliative care in the ICU

Over the last several years, healthcare providers have used palliative care to treat pain and discomfort in patients with serious illnesses. Unlike curative care, which aims to make the person “well,” the goal of palliative care is to make patients … Continue reading

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Suicidal Doctors: What Happens When Caretakers Need Help Themselves

In the wake of doctors committing suicide, hospitals focus on healing the healers

It’s easy to forget that doctors and nurses are people too. Like their ill patients, they get tired; they get hungry; they get frustrated; and they get discouraged. Working so closely with illness and death is a draining experience for … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Tiger’s Wife” by Téa Obreht

War and death are intertwined with mythical surrealism in this author's debut novel

When Téa Obreht wrote “The Tiger’s Wife,” she was a 25-year-old student studying at Cornell University. Born in Yugoslavia, Obreht was heavily influenced by the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. To escape from the conflict, her family left Yugoslavia for Egypt, then … Continue reading

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“A grave is a place where the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.”

- Ambrose Bierce
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