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Why I do charity events for MS Societies

I wrote about it in September 2008, a little over four years later, and just six months after my father ... dying combo wasn’t all that helpful. D: Yeah they told me not to get stressed. M: E-mail if ... read more

How To Help Friends in Mourning

Instead, one wrote, “It helped me when people acknowledged—even nonverbally ... or “ability [of others] to listen and accept my feelings, thoughts, memories—whether they brought tears, laughter, quest... read more

Pennsylvania Father of 6 with ALS Is Fighting for 'Right to Try' Legislation: 'Failure Is Not an Option'

“My heart fell through the floor and I wept uncontrollably as the (medical) intern struggled to console me,” Frank ... “Both my father and our friend, Matt, have ALS, so they’re dying.” As Zack fought ... read more

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A Man, His Dog, and Their Unbreakable Relationship

Out of his grief over Benny’s dying ... my whole heart… Doctor pants lady said, “He must have an incredible will to stay with you. He is really powering through. That’s impressive.” My person choked b... read more

The educated and conservative think fatness is a choice

Out of curiosity I ran a linear regression with the variable not recombined into three categories (so the full 1 to 21 range in outcomes). Basically the only major statistically significant predictors ... read more

Why Worry About Ticks? This One Almost Killed Me

A surgeon recommended a procedure to clear any blockages, sort of like a "Roto-Rooter," he explained, a tad too cheerfully. Then my temperature spiked to 104. If some sort of medical device snaking th... read more

About growing up with a sick parent

"Dear Father. I am glad you are not sickness. Please do not be sickness." I found this note years ago, when cleaning out a drawer in my mother's apartment ... the pirate look made me afraid. The sound ... read more

A Nurse’s Distress Over a Dying Patient

From my point of view she was dying, and after three ... but something about this patient motivated me to bring up the issue of comfort measures with the family. “So there’s no hope for her?” they ask... read more

Walking his darkest path: Mark Rypien’s long struggle with traumatic brain injury

And the menu board was too far ahead ... “Let me share my story so others can share theirs. Let’s get rid of this silence that happens when you’re caught up in this cycle and you don’t know how to fin... read more

Crossing the plains and kicking up dirt, a new Mormon pioneer

It was too ... “Tears drop on my keyboard. My chest heaves.” Now her father is dying of ALS, an experience that’s made their differences irrelevant. “My parents are very devoted Mormons, and they didn ... read more

‘Eat Less Meat’ Ignores the Role of Animals in the Ecosystem

As a grazier and land manager, I’m part of a growing group of people who have committed our lives to restoring the health of environments directly, through ... feed ourselves. Believe me, I wish I wer... read more

Thorium Power Is the Safer Future of Nuclear Energy

If that happens the hot liquid would all drain out and the reaction would stop. Thorium power has other attractions, too. Its production of nuclear waste would be orders of magnitude lower than conven... read more

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