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Dying Woman’s Advice for Living Touches Thousands

January 9, 2018 |

They’re simple words of advice from a 27-year-old Australian woman, but they’ve touched thousands around the world. News.com.au reports on an emotional letter penned by Holly Butcher, who died Thursday, months after she was diagnosed with a terminal cancer. The note—which family members were instructed to post…
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What It’s Like to Work in the Last Big Store in a Dying Mall

January 2, 2018 |

To say the Shenango Valley Mall has seen better days would be an understatement. The Hermitage, Pa., mall used to offer the town’s 16,000 residents a Sears, Macy’s, and JC Penney. But in March, the first two closed, and smaller stores—Rue 21, GNC, a pizza place—followed. At…
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Dying Toddler Gets a ‘Thanksgiving Miracle’

November 24, 2017 |

“This is an unexpected Thanksgiving miracle.” That’s the message from a lawyer representing a 2-year-old Georgia boy, who was temporarily blocked from receiving a lifesaving kidney, after the toddler underwent a successful transplant Wednesday, reports CNN . AJ Burgess was born without functioning kidneys. However, his father, Anthony Dickerson, was a…
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Dying Inmate’s Diary Reveals Lack of Medical Care

November 22, 2017 |

A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain. Sixty-eight-year-old Roger Brown died Oct. 15 at the state prison in Camp Hill, Penn. The Pennsylvania Department…
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Dying 9-Year-Old’s Last Wish: Holiday Cards

November 7, 2017 |

Jacob Thompson is celebrating Christmas early because this year’s holiday will likely be his last one. The Maine 9-year-old, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age 5, was told in early October the cancer would likely take his life in a month. But his request for his final Christmas is…
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What Happens When We Prolong Dying

October 27, 2017 |

In the hours before we die, regardless of the cause, we’re likely to experience one or more of three common “symptoms,” Dr. Sara Manning Peskin previously explained for the New York Times . But what if dying takes months? In a new piece for the Times , Peskin, a neurology resident at…
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Is OpenTable Slowly Dying?

September 3, 2017 |

It’s been almost 20 years since OpenTable launched in 1998. Now seating more than 23 million diners a month in 43,000 restaurants worldwide, it’s still a force to be reckoned with, but the New York Times details the company’s recent devaluation and other woes, and calls it a “power…
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Mother Clings to Dying Daughter After Overdose

August 20, 2017 |

Seven years of addiction, five overdoses, several detoxes, and giving up her son to adoptive parents didn’t prove to be enough to help 22-year-old Elaina Towery kick her heroin habit, reports the New York Daily News . Towery, of Howell, Mich., was found slumped over in a Burger King bathroom last…
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Older Workers Dying on the Job at a Higher Rate

August 2, 2017 |

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an AP analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and keep working. The…
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