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Working Through A Hard Death

Caregivers and health care professionals can and often do greatly assist those who are suffering and dying. Even with careful pain management and comfort measures, however, the dying process can still be agonizing and difficult.

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Facing Terminal Illnesses Realistically

In modern times, dying is more and more often portrayed as a cold, clinical reality to be kept at arm's length, relegated to the closed doors of a hospital, almost hermetically sealed from the rest of our lives. When it comes to the event itself, we diligently work to avoid confronting it, addressing it, or acknowledging it.

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Retarded no more

In October, Barack Obama signed a new law that prohibits the U.S. government from referring to the mentally retarded in any of its laws and regulations.

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Overselling the Synthetic Cell

In a May, 2010 article entitled "How We Created the First Synthetic Cell," Dr. J. Craig Venter waxes broadly about how his research team succeeded in constructing a bacterial cell out of its component parts.

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