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  • Reaching toward the heavens
    Farewell to my cancer battle-buddy
    Our friend died this morning. He was younger than me and we both had different types of cancer. We rode a teeter totter together, it seemed. With cancer, there are highs and lows in physical, emotional and spiritual conditions. And it seemed like...
  • The long and winding journey of grief
    The long and winding journey of grief
    Life is full of good-byes, but some are much more difficult than others. Saying the final farewell to a parent, child or dear friend is one of the hardest things in life. Letting your loved one go will bring peace and comfort as death approaches...
  • Racism Fuels Obamacare Death Panels; White Clients Targeted And Denied Benefits
    Racism Fuels Obamacare Death Panels; White Clients Targeted And Denied Benefits
    My wife is going to die.Barring a miracle, something which is being constantly prayed for and is entirely possible considering the boundless healing power of Almighty God, I have had to come to terms with that reality. While I might not be able to...
  • Veterinary hospice care
    Veterinary hospice care offers new options
    The relationship we have with our pets is unique- they give us companionship and entertainment in exchange for a few meals per day and basic care. However when a pet becomes chronically or terminally ill the complexity of this relationship can...
  • Planetary Hospice Movement has much to learn from hospice & the secrets of dying
    Planetary Hospice Movement has much to learn from hospice & the secrets of dying
    A dear friend I met through hospice bereavement work some years ago sent me this powerful quote through Facebook the other day. It is entitled A Planetary Hospice Movement:"More recently, the advent of hospice and palliative care has...
  • Yvonne McShay holds a flier for her church's upcoming program, "Navigating Life's Final Journey."
    Local church teams with hospice to reach Black families
    St. Mark United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Florida has teamed with Good Shepherd Hospice for an event in an effort to rid Black families of preconceived ideas about hospice facilities.Rev. Delano McIntosh, part-time pastor of the small church...
  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice Expands Coverage to SC April 1, 2014
    Lower Cape Fear Hospice Expands Service Coverage
    Lower Cape Fear Hospice recently announced their expansion service Coverage to South Carolina.Mercy Care, a nonprofit hospice in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will become a division of Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center effective April 1, 2014...
  • Myths of Hospice answered
    Myths of Hospice answered
    When people hear the word Hospice they have all kinds of ideas of what hospice means in their mind. There are a lot of misunderstandings of what hospice means, and how it operates and what kind of patients are hospice patients. Here as a few myths...
  • Dr. Brian Dailey and Dr. Sergey Sorin of Samvit Wellness
    Samvit Wellness offers new holistic approach in Western New York
    The realm of holistic health and wellness is growing. There are many new fields of exploration, and many new modalities that are gaining credibility in the health and wellness field.Two practicing medical doctors, Brian Daley MD, and Sergey Sorin...
  • Miss. man declared dead wakes up in body bag, just before getting embalmed
    Miss. man declared dead wakes up in body bag, just before getting embalmed
    Walter Williams, a 78-year-old farmer and hospice patient from Lexington, Miss., was pronounced dead at his home Wednesday night and transported to Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington for embalming.USA Today reported that as the staff at...
  • Changing the Way We Die
    Has Death Come Out of the Closet?
    It has been said that the two things you can’t escape in life is death and taxes. Have you noticed, however, that there is lots of talk about taxes yet little discussion about death? But that may all be changing.In the past month, or so, I...
  • Alive Hospice # 1
    Alive Hospice Night of Music
    NASHVILLE, TNAlive Hospice is the recognized expert provider of hospice care and on many home visits over the past 15 years I've seen the level of care first hand. They are presenting their 6th Annual "Night of Music" at the...
  • Cancer treatment is a cooperative decision
    The alphabet for compassionate dying
    MedlinePlus, the National Institute of Health, published an article on Jan. 7, 2013 for a new link called Palliative Care. Palliative care is a strategy for helping patients that have an incurable disease. Its focus is on making the patient as...
  • Harper
    Dog Sanctuary Arises In the Hamlet of Harpursville
    Tracy's love of dogs began as a child and only became stronger with time.The seed was planted in her soul long before she knew how to utter a word. The love of dogs grew and grew in her heart. She was meant to be surrounded by these blessed...
  • Glory Hospice and Palliative Care: An excellent option in care for the dying
    Glory Hospice and Palliative Care: An excellent option in care for the dying
    Attitudes toward the dying and their care in American culture has lagged behind the innovations developed in countries overseas. Initially, individuals who were at the end of life were cared for at home by family members and friends who had to...