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Eluana Englaro Died of Cardiac Arrest--The Young Support her Dehydration by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 4:21pm The autopsy of Eluana Englaro shows she died of cardiac arrest. From the story: An autopsy performed on the controversial 'right to die' woman, Eluana Englaro, who died in Italy on Monday has shown she died of cardiac arrest, provoked by dehydration after her feeding tubes were removed last week. The fate of 38-year-old Englaro, who had been in a ... Read on »
Today is "Terri's Day:" The Fourth Anniversary of the Death of Terri Schiavo by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 12:13am Today is "Terri's Day." It is the fourth anniversary of the end of Terri Schiavo's ordeal of death by dehydration. This cruel end was not a necessary death. It was forced upon her by judicial fiat even though she was not terminally ill, did not require a respirator or kidney dialysis, and had a loving family eager to care for her for the rest of he ... Read on »
Eluana Englaro: Dehydration Begins by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:09pm When the President of Italy refused to sign a decree delaying the dehydration death of Eluana Englaro --who some call the Italian Terri Schiavo--it seemed to seal her doom. But now the Prime Minister has moved up an emergency session of the Parliament. We'll see how that plays out. But the point of this post is the attempt, yet again, to make ... Read on »
Here We Go Again: Italian Government Stops the Dehydration of Eluana Englaro by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:09pm We have discussed the case of Eluana Englaro, who has been unconscious since an auto accident in 1992. Her father won a court order to remove her feeding tube. But for awhile, all hospitals and nursing homes refuse to participate in her dehydration. Mr. Englaro then found a facility that would, but now the Italian Government has passed a 60-day re ... Read on »
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes by HealthFinder Posted Tue 20 Dec 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say. ... Read on »
Son's Perspective on Using VSED to Hasten Death by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 09 Jan 2013 9:41pm The following is an essay by Marc Newhouse on his mother's use of VSED.  Marc Newhouse is a former cellist, nurse, and English teacher.  He is now a book author who blogs at Life, Death and Iguanas. In April of 2010, my mother made a hard, but unquestionably good decision. She was 89, frail, almost blind, and thought s ... Read on »
hikers die of dehydration … near Palm Springs by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 7:16pm … Authorities recovered the remains of two hikers in the hills near Palm Springs last week. They can tell that they’re hikers based on their clothing, but the bodies are so severely dehydrated that they can’t even pull fingerprints. … details on The Goat – Why It’s Important to Bring Enough Water Read on »
Christian Rossiter Dies -- without Assisted Suicide or Dehydration by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 20 Sep 2009 10:11pm Perth quadriplegic Christian Rossiter died, today, after succumbing to a chest infection. Just five weeks ago, a court granted him the right to refuse food and water. "Rossiter won right to die, but infection might beat him to it" The Age Read on »
2 hikers dead on Kokoda Track by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Apr 2009 12:34am The Kokoda Track is one of the best, and toughest, hikes in the world. … a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres (60 mi) overland — 60 kilometres (37 mi) in a straight line — through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The track is the most famous in PNG and is renowned as the location of the World W ... Read on »
Dehydration and Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Feb 2010 2:35am Now, don't go thinking this is boring - it's not. It is something that could be dangerous but has a simple, easy solution. How often does that happen in life? Last Monday la peregrina, who blogs at Santiago Dreaming, made an important health point in a comment on this blog: “One of the biggest health concerns for older people,” she w ... Read on »