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Reflections on Death, #1: Recycling of the Dead (An Excerpt from Death & Sex) by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:00pm The following is an excerpt from Death & Sex by Tyler Volk and Dorion Sagan. It has been adapted for the Web. From chapter 4: Recycling of the Dead When carbon ends its “lifetime” in the biosphere, it doesn’t stop being carbon. It merely passes into a deeper zone. One is reminded here of ancient myths that [...] Read on »
SUGAR SHOCK! Can Be Deadly: High Blood Sugar Triggers About 3.1 Million Deaths A Year, Researchers Find by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:11pm Frequently putting yourself into SUGAR SHOCK! can be downright deadly. I'm not usually this blunt, but new research flat out shows that about 3.1 million people around the world are unnecessarily dying just because their blood sugar levels soar too high. What pains me is that these deaths are, by and large, unnecessary! What it comes down ... Read on »
Treating the Dead and Redefining Death by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm From Newsweek, an article about the science of resuscitation and how our understanding of death is changing . The particular quote that captured my attention: "But if the cells are still alive, why can't doctors revive someone who has been dead for an hour? Because once the cells have been without oxygen for more than five minutes, they die when ... Read on »
CDC Scientists Working to Halt Deadly Meningitis Outbreak–Number of Deaths Now at 15–FDA Needs More Money To Carry O by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Oct 2012 3:22am This story seems to keep getting worse sadly and Tennessee is still the hardest hit state. At the CDC they are working hard to notify everyone who could have been exposed.  Also the New York Times had some interesting information to add with their interviews with employees on safety and working conditions at the the New England Compounding Cent ... Read on »
top ten deadly cancers: death rates and incidence by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Aug 2012 10:44pm The next time someone suggests or tells you about a breast cancer campaign with tacky slogans about breast cancer, ask them if they know what the incidence or the death rate is from breast cancer in the US alone. Chances are, they will not be able to answer the question. In fact, they might be one of those who, like I wrote yesterday, th ... Read on »
Maggie's dead (or: How to explain a politician's death to your kids) by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Apr 2013 10:04pm While driving my daughter to her basketball practice session this afternoon, we listened to the radio, as we always do in the car, the only place we listen to radio these days. A punk rock rhythm was beating out, interspersed with political statements voiced by what sounded like Arthur Scargill and Margaret Thatcher. The noise of the traffic ... Read on »
Calvin Coolidge Is Dead: What Does "Death" Mean? by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:03am President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) had such a reputation as a man of few words that upon hearing the news of his death, popular poet Dorothy Parker quipped "How can they tell?" Now, the same problem is being asked, more seriously, with respect to tens of thousands of Americans. For many years, death has been legally defined in alm ... Read on »
Yes, Brain Death Means You Are Really Dead! by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 May 2012 8:16am Are brain dead patients really dead?  That’s the question many people are asking because of stories circulated by irresponsible journalists, TV shows and movies who seek sensational plots and people who just refuse to acknowledge the facts. The simple answer to this question is, “Absolutely.  If you’ve been declared brain dead by a qualifie ... Read on »
Death & Dying ~ PART 1 of 2 (*Warning: Contains Sensitive Material) by Hope Despite Depression Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 Oct 2010 5:26pm In my 34 years of life I have gone to waaaaay too many funerals.  I've been going to them since I was just a kid.  I know lots of people go to funerals all the time, after all that's what the cycle of life is all about - we all will die one day.  The thing is, it's the AGE of the people and they WAY they died that have traumatized me (I'll get in ... Read on »
Death with dignity is likely and possible: Death, Dying and Canadian Families by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Nov 2013 12:00am Death With Dignity Death, Dying and  Canadian Families The phrase has been hijacked by those determined to change Canadian legislation to allow physician-assisted suicide. There is a difference between the two. Dr. Donald Low's video , which has been widely celebrated in the community, indicates that he was unabl ... Read on »