- Boy comforted by toy bear pays gift forward with donation Updated: Jul-06-15 9:14 am
COLUMBUS, Indiana - When his sister Eva died at birth, a teddy bear from a grief counselor is what comforted her brother, 10-year-old Jacob Clark.
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock eyes affiliation for home, hospice care Updated: Jul-05-15 12:47 pm
LEBANON, New Hampshire - Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system is exploring a partnership to improve access to home health care and hospice services in New Hampshire and Vermont.
- Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup Updated: Jul-04-15 8:14 am
BOGOTA, Colombia - Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.
- French senators reject a bill on sedating terminal patients Updated: Jun-23-15 10:43 am
PARIS - France's senate has voted against a bill allowing the sedation of terminally ill patients, fearing it would lead to allowing euthanasia, which is illegal in the country.
- City council delays opening of hospice center for homeless Updated: Jun-19-15 7:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Council has delayed the opening of a hospice for homeless people amid concerns about health and safety licensing.
- 'Death-with-dignity' bill fails in the Maine Legislature Updated: Jun-17-15 1:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients.
- OHSU starts online system for end-of-life care instructions Updated: Jun-16-15 9:41 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - An end-of-life medical order developed in Oregon is moving online to ensure that patients receive the kind of care they want when the time comes.
- Germanwings co-pilot researched deadly drugs, living will Updated: Jun-12-15 1:22 pm
BERLIN - German prosecutors say the co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 researched how to get hold of deadly drugs and the possibility of a living will - a finding that suggests he was mulling other means of killing himself until the last minute.
- John Jay Hooker pleads for physician-assisted suicide Updated: Jun-09-15 7:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Longtime civil rights activist John Jay Hooker pleaded before a state Senate committee on Tuesday for a bill to allow physician-assisted suicide.