What Cancer Takes Away

April 8, 2019

Anne Boyer writes, “When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.”

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The hospital, especially during the holidays, crystallizes an unavoidable truth: There’s simply no substitute for being there

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Lynn Black’s mother-in-law, who had lupus and lung cancer, was rushed into a hospital intensive care unit last summer with shortness of breath. As she lay in bed, intubated and unresponsive, a parade of doctors told the family “all good news.”

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Have the conversation.

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Politicians and policymakers are discussing what parts of the Affordable Care Act to change and what to keep. While most of us have little control over those discussions, there is one health care topic that we can control: what we talk about with our doctor

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On a recent evening in San Francisco, five guests gather at the home of Eric Weinstein and his wife, Pia Malaney, for a tasty dinner of seared salmon and a deep discussion of a topic that many people might find unpalatable: death. The gathering is part of an international movement called “Death Over Dinner.”

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The ability to precisely and accurately change almost any part of any genome, even in complex species such as humans, may soon become a reality through genome editing. But with great power comes great responsibility – and few subjects elicit such heated debates about moral rights and wrongs

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