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“To die will be an awfully big adventure.”:- Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie)
“Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae,” by Ernest Dowson:A simple poem speaks eloquently to the loneliness of grief
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Tag Archives: UCSF
An interview with Leah Hellerstein, LCSW, Part Two
Leah Hellerstein, LCSW has worked at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for about three years as an outpatient oncology social worker. She can work with any of the cancer patients who may come through the hospital’s doors. … Continue reading
How Can Caregivers Support Patients Without Suffering Themselves? An Interview with Judy Long, Part One
A hospital chaplain discusses how to both protect and open our hearts to loved ones
Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading
Scientists are working to reverse certain effects of aging like muscle and memory loss -- but what is the key ingredient to "turning back the clock"?
“When I first heard this story from Tony Wyss-Coray, I thought it was absolutely amazing,” said Rudolph Tanzi, professor of neurology at Harvard. “I thought it was too good to be true.” Wyss-Coray was referring to the recent progress made … Continue reading
UCSF geneticist Cynthia Kenyon joins Google’s new biotech company to explore death, aging, and end of life diseases.
This week, it was announced that high profile UCSF geneticist Cynthia Kenyan will be joining the new Google start-up “Calico.” Kenyan is renowned in the genetic research community for exploring anti-aging technology, and her addition to the Google team is … Continue reading