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Make-A-Wish Gifts Help Kids Avoid Hospitalizations, Study Suggests

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Seriously ill children who receive a gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who don’t receive these presents, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Research. The nonprofit grants wishes, or “life-changing” experiences, to children with terminal and life-threatening diseases. Researchers compared […]

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Group Pushes Physician-Assisted Suicide Measure In Maine

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Proponents of physician-assisted suicide in Maine are pushing for a statewide referendum on the controversial practice next year. Maine Death with Dignity organizers visited polling stations throughout the state Tuesday to collect signatures for the proposed ballot question, The Associated Press reports. The Wiscasset-based group announced last week that they also […]

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End Well Symposium Announces Additional Speakers

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF End Well speakers are pushing boundaries and inspiring possibilities. End Well has announced two additional innovators who will speak at the nonprofit’s 2018 symposium. End Well is a one-of-a-kind gathering of design, tech, health care and activist communities with the goal of generating human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation for the end of life […]

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