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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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Our Top Posts Of 2018

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Throughout 2018, Life Matters Media and our expert contributors covered a variety of end of life-related issues. Here’s a look back at some of the stories that resonated most with readers and were widely shared on social media. Feeling Lonely Or Alone? Bored Or Empty? by Susan M. Mathews, PhD, RN, MSBE […]

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“End Game” Shortlisted For Oscar

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org “End Game” has made the shortlist 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 Area families grappling with disease, death and denial. The film was made available for streaming on Netflix […]

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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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