Monthly Archives: September 2013

California’s Record-Breaking Whooping Cough Outbreak Linked To Vaccine Denial

Across the country, persistent vaccine misinformation — like the widely-debunked myth that some types of vaccines can cause autism — has left many U.S. parents with lingering doubts about whether it’s safe to immunize their children. Officials from the Centers … Continue reading

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A Guide to the New Health Insurance Exchanges

Given all of the rhetoric about the Obama administration’s health care law, it’s not surprising that many consumers are confused about how the new insurance exchanges will actually work. Some states that oppose the law have gone as far as … Continue reading

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The $200K lesson I learned from getting shot

The $200K lesson I learned from getting shot How a health insurance check sent 6 hours before being shot saved my life. And what it means for you (and America)

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California’s first outpatient palliative care center opens in San Jose

The first free-standing outpatient center of its kind in California, Palliative Care Center Silicon Valley aims to treat often overlooked aspects of major illness: pain, other types of discomfort, emotional distress and anxiety of families facing difficult decisions. The opening … Continue reading

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A Loss Worthy of Grief

It’s been fifteen years since Confronting the Loss of a Baby was published, and a lifetime of births, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and the usual ups and downs of family life. Too many people continue to need the book, the calls … Continue reading

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Immigrants rely on God, family, home in making end-of-life care decisions

SAN FRANCISCO—When it comes to making end-of-life health care decisions, religion, family and home are powerful influences on many terminally ill Filipino immigrants in America. This can pose a challenge to providers of palliative care who must deliver comfort care … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Die

“I encounter people at a vulnerable time, a time of crisis,” Seigan explained. “I’m there to walk them through this journey in some way — not fix them so much as to listen, to offer or reflect back to them … Continue reading

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