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Surgery at the End of Life

A study of hospital regions around the country found large differences in the use of surgery near the end of Medicare patients’ lives. Related Article »


Facing Death
(60 minutes) A powerful look at the reality of today's medicalized death. How far would you go to sustain a loved one's life, or your own? (Web site »)

The Long Goodbye
By JOE KLEIN Monday, June 11, 2012
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