How Paul Kalanithi’s widow helped turn his memoir, ‘When Breath Becomes Air,’ into a best seller

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As Colorado’s aid-in-dying law takes effect this month, proponents say they’ll make sure terminally-ill patients have access to a new, affordable drug concoction that will avoid the $3,000 cost of a common lethal sedative that has skyrocketed in price

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Bioethics with Jeffrey Kahn

December 15, 2016

Host, Tom Hall is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He stops by Midday from time to time to talk about how ethicists help us frame the questions we need to ask when we are confronted with new research possibilities, or new advances in science and technology. Today’s topic: Autonomous cars.

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The opioid crisis sweeps through Cherokee Nation. Dr. Anna Miller sits with her legs pulled up, boots kicked off, in an exam chair at Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital. She’s waiting for her first Suboxone patient of the day

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Dementia has been slowly stealing Ruth Perez’s memory and thinking ability for 20 years. Her daughter, Angela Bobo, recalled when it was clear that her mother was never going to be the same

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A Grim Tally Soars

December 9, 2016

More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids

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A Lesson on Life’s End

December 7, 2016

How one college class is rethinking doctor training. A new class at Columbia University envisions something different. The class, called Life at the End of Life, places students with medical aspirations — before they even apply to medical school — with patients at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC), a nursing home in Harlem

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Earlier this evening, the House of Representatives released the most recent draft of the 21st Century Cures Act, which has ballooned from a 200-page discussion draft in April 2015 to a 996-page draft version today

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