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  • Family Revive Father Doctors Ruled Wasn't Worth Saving
  • 10/17/2012
  • (Mail Online) - The family of a 48-year-old man have told how they rescued him from dying on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway by reviving him with drops of water. Andy Flanagan's family were told that he was severely brain damaged, had organ failure and was close to death after a cardiac arrest.
  • NHS Age Discrimination A Warning About Obamacare
  • 10/16/2012
  • (NRO) - The United Kingdom's National Health Service rations care and, evidence shows, discriminates against the elderly. Now, the Royal College of Surgeons finds that elderly patients are being denied life-saving surgery based on age rather than fitness.
  • More Than $100 Million for Brain Injury, PSTD Research
  • 10/15/2012
  • (My Edmonds News) - The way Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are diagnosed and treated is about to get a major overhaul. Or at least that is the hope as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense announced they are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of both maladies.
  • Woman with MS Commits Suicide After Visit from 'Dr Death' Euthanasia Website
  • 10/13/2012
  • (Telegraph) - A woman suffering from multiple sclerosis took a fatal overdose after a suicide website sent an advocate to her care home to discuss euthanasia.
  • Terri's Life & Hope Monthly Newsletter!
  • 10/12/2012
  • (Terri's Network) - Please take a few minutes to read Terri's Life & Hope monthly newsletter highlighting the past months headline stories from around the world. You can see our upcoming events and also read the different ways you can support our efforts to protect the value and dignity of our medically vulnerable. Thank you!
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Doctors Wanted to Die Now In Rehab
  • 10/12/2012
  • (NRO) - Look into the future if Obamacare remains. Texas has a futile care law permitting a hospital bioethics panel to refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment if they don't think the patient's life is worth the cost or has sufficient quality. It is like the old signs over restaurant doors, "We reserve the right to refuse service."
  • Assisted Suicide for the Terminally Ill Gets Support from N.J. Legislators
  • 10/11/2012
  • (NJ Law Journal) - New Jersey legislators are pushing for adoption of a law that would make New Jersey the third state, after Oregon and Washington, to allow assisted suicide.
  • There is No "Right to Die"
  • 10/10/2012
  • (NRO) - The tragic case of Sung Eun Grace Lee, the 28-year-old banker dying of brain cancer, made headlines when she won a lawsuit against her parents to have her respirator removed, and then changed her mind. But let's leave the Lees alone.
  • Please Step Back From the Assisted-Suicide Ledge
  • 10/09/2012
  • (By Fr. Tad Pacholczyk /Wall Street Journal) - In the November elections, voters in Massachusetts will decide on "Question 2," a ballot initiative to allow physicians to prescribe (but not administer) a lethal dose of a toxic drug to assist their patients in committing suicide. Advocates of physician-assisted suicide assure us that this can be a good choice for someone who is dying, or who wants to die.
  • Patients Starve and Die of Thirst on Hospital Wards
  • 10/08/2012
  • (The Telegraph) - Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today.