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The Life Matters Media Newswire aims to serve as a comprehensive portal of all news related to end of life decision making and care. We aggregate stories from other media outlets in one place- here, where you can access them easily. We also strive to produce original content covering stories we feel are receiving scant attention.


New Mexico Considers Physician-Assisted Suicide Measure

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org New Mexico could soon join a handful of states allowing physician-assisted suicide. A controversial measure that would allow terminally ill New Mexicans to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs passed its final House committee Wednesday. It’s now headed to the House floor, the Albuquerque Journal reports. House Bill 90, also known […]

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Most Senior Motorists Haven’t Spoken With Family, Doctors About Their Driving Abilities

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org The vast majority of aging motorists haven’t spoken with family members or physicians about their driving abilities, according to a troubling report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The AAA study, conducted with the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers project (LongROAD), found 83 percent of drivers aged 65 to […]

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‘End Game’ Nominated For Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has highlighted films on death and dying in recent years. BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org “End Game” has been nominated for the Oscar for best documentary short. The 40-minute short directed by Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman focuses on a handful of San Francisco Bay […]

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Kathy Griffin’s Mom Facing Dementia

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Kathy Griffin’s mother, Maggie Griffin, is suffering from dementia, the comedian announced Thursday on social media. “As heartbreaking as this is, I feel the need to share some important info about my mom Maggie,” the comedian posted on Instagram. “I’ve always been honest with you all, but this one is really hard. […]

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