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Jack William DeWildt passed away peacefully April 29, 2013, at the age of 92. He was born Oct. 26, 1920, to his parents, Peter and Ethel DeWildt. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Natalie Kloosterman and Donald DeWildt. He will be lovingly...
Tags: American Red Cross
James R. Hay, 73, Jennerstown, died peacefully April 29, 2013, at Palliative Care Unit, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, after a five-year struggle with multiple health issues. Born July 29, 1939, in Johnstown, son of Arnold G. Sr. and Marguerite...
Tags: Human Interest, U.S. Air Force
Daily American Staff Writer @PeteBosakA Windber-area man and longtime Paint Township police officer died Thursday evening from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident while off duty more than a week ago. William S. Gephart died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the palliative care...
As my colleague Melissa Healy noted Thursday, a British medical journal recently invited doctors who specialize in end-of-life care to debate whether patients should be told that they're terminally ill. Two London-based palliative care doctors argued in...
A majority of Americans support the idea of allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of their doctors. For instance, 55% of people questioned for the NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll last year said they were in favor of...
In the days when American physicians dispensed oracular commands and their judgments were rarely questioned, a doctor could take it upon himself with few ethical qualms to keep from a patient the bad news of a terminal diagnosis. For better or worse,...
Let me pepper you with a springtime almanac. Hike with friends On a recent Wednesday, I joined a friendly hiking club on an after-work walk from downtown South Bend to Saint Mary's College and back -- about three miles of mere training. The 17 of us...
Finding out what dying patients want and treating them accordingly leads to happier patients who are in less pain and who use fewer healthcare dollars, UCLA researchers said Tuesday. “You can improve care while reducing costs by making sure that...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics
Better cancer treatments and an aging population will push the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. to nearly 18 million by 2022, according to a new report from researchers at the National Cancer Institute. As of January 2012, there were 13.7...
John W. Bentel was working nights stocking shelves at a grocery store when he took the test to become a firefighter. He passed it and joined the River Forest Fire Department in 1978, eventually becoming a lieutenant. "From the start, he loved being...
The Mass of Christian burial for Cecelia “Toots” Sundquist, 89, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Forman. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service....
Tags: Christianity, Religion and Belief
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