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Nurses Reveal the Last Wishes of the Dying

People who are terminally ill usually have simple last requests that bring them joy

The last wishes of the dying often have one thing in common. They revolve around the simple pleasures in life. Palliative care nurses at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in England say that many of the people who stay at their … Continue reading

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China’s Clown Doctors Bring Joy to Children’s Hospitals

China's healthcare system embraces an unusual Swiss program

Over the past 20 years, Switzerland’s clown doctors have made their way to six of China’s top hospitals. And no, this isn’t a bad joke about the Swiss healthcare system. These “doctors” are literally clowns. They wear bright red foam noses, … 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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How Do You Navigate Your Medical Benefits After Retirement? An Interview with Pat Macholl, Part One

A Medicare counselor talks about how to get medical care after retirement

Today SevenPonds spoke with Pat Macholl, a volunteer counselor with Legal Assistance for Seniors/Alameda HICAP. Her San Francisco-based office helps clients learn how to navigate their healthcare benefits through Medicare. Macholl teaches people about their benefits at the end of life, … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Download Your Health Care Wishes App

Not sure where to start on your advanced directive? Use this app

Our Tip of the Week: Now that everyone carries around miniature computers in their pockets, there’s no reason to keep your health care needs stored at home on your computer or filed under pounds of paperwork in your office where your … Continue reading

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Here They Talk About Death

How choosing their end-of-life care helped residents of La Crosse reduce their healthcare costs

While healthcare costs are among the top concerns for an average American, the small city of La Crosse, Wisconsin spends less on the end-of-life care than any other place in the country. Saving money was not the main goal for … Continue reading

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