Topic: Health and Medicine

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    When we interviewed Joni Eareckson Tada in 2010, the popular evangelical author and speaker had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, two years later, we speak with Tada, a quadriplegic, about her battle with the disease and how it has affected her marriage and her faith. More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    “I think I’m doing everything I can. I’m being as a good a steward of my body as I possibly can to ensure that I’ll come out the other end cancer free. That would be a blessing.” More

    June 7, 2013 | Comments

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    “A lot of people in caregiving situations ask, ‘Why is God doing this to me? Where is God in the midst of all this?’ and they really struggle with spiritual matters,” says Rev. Kate Bryant. Her church started a special ministry to support parental caregivers. More

    November 21, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from our interview with Right Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon who presided over a ceremony at the National Cathedral blessing a panel from an AIDS memorial quilt. More

    July 25, 2012 | Comments

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    In La Crosse, Wisconsin, 96 percent of all adults die with a completed advance directive. The directives are often based on end-of-life conversations that reflect a patient’s spiritual and ethical values. More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    Advance directives respect familial relationships, spiritual values, and individual choices, says the president of the National Association of Evangelicals. More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    “The whole system is greased to pay hospitals and others for expensive things people might not even want” at the end of life, says Dr. Lachlan Forrow, director of ethics and palliative care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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    The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    This scholar and Harvard professor became the primary caregiver for his wife after she was afflicted with a neurodegenerative disorder. More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments

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