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Patients and Caregiver Stories

Saying goodbye, the right way

Ediccia wanted to be remembered as someone who didn’t give up. Chuck said some of his favorite times were playing baseball with his brothers. Joe said he was the luckiest man in the world. Abel ...
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Torrance Based Physician Takes Whole Person Care to New Heights

While serving his internship in Fresno in the late 1970s, young physician in training Ira Byock had an interaction with a patient that would forever change his life. The exchange seems rather ...
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Whole Person Care - Population Health Care with Heart

During her serious illness, Alesha made new friends, repaired family relationships, and got married. While hospitalized for a life-threatening medical condition, she and her loved ones reclaimed a ...
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At the end of life what would doctors do

Americans have long been chided as the only people on earth who believe death is optional. But the quip is losing its premise. A recent profusion of personal narratives, best-selling books and social ...
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LA art exhibition look at dying through words, photos

Four years ago photographer Andrew George approached the medical director of a Los Angeles hospital with an unusual request: He wanted to meet and take photographs of people about to die. There was ...
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