The career of political journalist Cokie Roberts spanned more than 40 years and helped to transform the landscape for other women in the field. Roberts, who died Tuesday at age 75, worked extensively in both public and commercial media and…
A tribute to American service personnel killed in combat during U.S. military operations overseas.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
The Academy Award-nominated documentary "End Game" looks at different approaches in palliative care for people with terminal illness. The film follows medical practitioners, patients, and their families, as they tackle the difficult questions that arise during end-of-life care. NewsHour Weekend's…
By PBS NewsHour
By John Leland
Viewing death as unrelated to life, or antithetical it, does a disservice to the days we have, because we don’t know how to value them, says John Leland. The journalist and author explains how an elderly friend changed his perspective…
Every time I visited him he said he wanted to die. He wasn’t depressed or even sad – in fact, talking about dying always got him in a good mood. Wanting to die was the best reason to live.
There will be some advantages to non-beingness, says Sheila Nevins: namely, avoiding the family squabbles after her death. The author and former president of HBO Documentary Films offers her humble opinion on preparing for the end of life, and finding…
By Laura Santhanam
That’s three times more deaths than all fatal cases of AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a new report says.
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
A critical care physician says "nudges" can help those with serious illnesses make sound decisions at a time of great emotional and physical complexity.
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