- Winona copes with loss of only full-service grocery Updated: Jul-28-15 7:05 am
WINONA, Mississippi - The Mississippi town of Winona is coping with the loss of its only grocery store.
- Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill Updated: Jul-27-15 6:04 pm
SAN DIEGO - A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three terminally ill Californians seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.
- Balloons released in memory of loved ones during ceremony Updated: Jul-26-15 9:05 am
SELMA, Alabama - Dozens of butterflies were supposed to be released on July 21 in memory of loved ones at AseraCare Hospice's annual "A Butterfly to Remember" ceremony, but pink and white balloons were released instead.
- California judge indicates dismissal of right-to-die lawsuit Updated: Jul-24-15 10:10 pm
SAN DIEGO - A judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be allowed to prescribe fatal medication for terminally ill people.
- Family: French doctors seek protection in coma patient feud Updated: Jul-23-15 1:56 pm
REIMS, France - Doctors given a green light by a European court to end the life support for a comatose French man on Thursday sought help from prosecutors amid an escalating conflict between the man's family members.
- Camp in Grand Rapids gives fun to children coping with grief Updated: Jul-22-15 9:53 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Childhood summers are supposed to be carefree, but when a young person or their family member is diagnosed with cancer or is grieving, sometimes they need a little help recapturing what it means to be lighthearted.
- 3 Louisiana hospices selected for new Medicare program Updated: Jul-21-15 6:46 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Three Louisiana hospices are among the more than 140 selected to take part in a new program that allows Medicare members who qualify to receive hospice care while continuing medical treatment.
- Central Texas woman, 96, in hospice care dies in house fire Updated: Jul-11-15 11:35 am
BURNET, Texas - Investigators say a 96-year-old Central Texas woman who lived alone and was in hospice care has died after fire swept through her house.
- Former candidate asks Tennessee to allow assisted suicide Updated: Jul-10-15 7:17 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill is asking a state court in Tennessee to declare he has a right to end his life when he wants and on his own terms.
- Illinois medical society has guide to end-of-life planning Updated: Jul-10-15 4:06 am
CHICAGO - The Illinois State Medical Society is reminding doctors and patients about a free resource to help with end-of-life planning discussions.
- DC Council holding hearing on 'Death with Dignity' bill Updated: Jul-10-15 2:19 am
WASHINGTON - DC Council members are holding a hearing on a bill that would allow an adult with a terminal illness to get medication to end his or her life.
- Maryland right-to-die doctor's license revocation stands Updated: Jul-09-15 6:24 pm
BALTIMORE - A sympathetic judge on Thursday let a founder of the Final Exit Network explain his role in six Maryland suicides but refused to reinstate his medical license, saying the law left him no choice.
- Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance Updated: Jul-09-15 11:55 am
WASHINGTON - Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. This week, when Medicare finally announced it would make the change, reaction was largely muted.
- Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature Updated: Jul-08-15 8:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
- 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.