Tag Archive | "death"


A Family Death During The Holiday Prompts Questions And Reflection

It wasn’t the Thanksgiving holiday any of us had expected. Two weeks before, my 94-year-old father-in-law, Melvin Zax, suffered a stroke after receiving dialysis and was rushed to a hospital near his residence in western New York.

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Should Elderly Risk Major Surgery? New Research Offers Guidance

Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures.

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Death Is Anything But A Dying Business As Private Equity Cashes

A small but growing percentage of the funeral home industry, and the broader death care market, is being gobbled up by private equity-backed firms attracted by high profit margins, predictable income, and the eventual deaths of tens of millions of baby boomers.

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Eating Out 2 Or More Days Weekly Could Shorten Your Life

Eating out is a popular activity worldwide. But, new research reveals that consuming restaurant food two or more days a week is significantly associated with an increased risk of death.

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Sleep Of Five Hours Or Less May Increase Risk Of Dementia, Death

Sleep and health are inextricably connected. New research explores the connection between sleep disturbances and deficiencies among older adults and risk of dementia and death.

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Behind COVID Deaths: A Name, A Family, A Story

More than 300,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. It is the latest sign of a generational tragedy that leaves in its wake an expanse of grief that cannot be captured in a string of statistics.

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