Home or Hospital?  Choosing a place to die.

Posted on June 10th, 2021
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Most Americans would prefer to die at home.  Surveys show that 90% of our population wants to pass away in their own beds. There was a time when the majority of deaths were homebased.  In 1912, two-thirds of those passing succumbed there. “Throughout human history, and until very recently, most people died at home,” Dr. […]

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Boomeragers: Young Adults are Returning Home

Posted on May 21st, 2021
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When Pew Research Center announced last fall 52 percent of young adults in the United States were living in their parents’ homes, social scientists took notice.  This percentage was an all-time high, surpassing the 48 percent previous high which occurred at the end of the Great Depression. Put in raw numbers, this meant 26.6 million […]

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Humans in Search of a “Good Death”

Posted on February 5th, 2021
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As prominent psychologist Edwin Shneidman noted, you don’t have to die, it will be done for you. Shneidman also theorized that a person doesn’t experience death.  Ironically, it is the living loved ones who experience the death. For well over 50 years, Shneidman studied loss of life, a subject which does not appeal to many, […]

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When Heartbreak Becomes Deadly

Posted on December 11th, 2020
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Is it possible to die from a broken heart?  Absolutely, broken heart syndrome can definitely be fatal. Are we seeing more cases of broken heart syndrome during the Covid-19 pandemic? Yes, there has been an uptick in cases of the syndrome since the virus has become a worldwide killer itself. Dr. Ilan Wittstein defined the […]

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Tribute to Del Shofner

Posted on March 13th, 2020
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Del Shofner

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