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Items of interest to the Vaisnava’s C.A.R.E. community and readers.

Death, a Reminder of Eternal Life

Death, a Reminder of Eternal Life

By Caitanya Caran Das . ssd  (dandavats.com) Share this article…more>>

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The Mystery of End-of-Life Rallies

The Mystery of End-of-Life Rallies

Palliative care experts say it is not uncommon for people in hospice care to perk up briefly before they die, sometimes speaking clearly or asking for food. By Judith Matloff Near the end of life, some patients revive and engage in lucid conversation or ask for specific foods associated with childhood, experts say. Susan Linnee hadmore>>

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Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late

Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late

By Alan Mozes (HealthDay News) — Despite a growing list of debilitating symptoms during the final months of life, most seniors never receive end-of-life hospice care — or they delay doing so until their last few weeks of life, new research finds. “The main message is that the duration of hospice is very short,” explainedmore>>

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In India, a Quest to Ease the Pain of the Dying

In India, a Quest to Ease the Pain of the Dying

By DONALD G. McNEIL TRIVANDRUM, India — It was a neighbor screaming in pain 35 years ago that set Dr. M. R. Rajagopal on the path to his nickname: India’s “father of palliative care.” “He was dying of cancer, with lots of tumors on his face and scalp,” Dr. Rajagopal recalled. “His family asked ifmore>>

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The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life

The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life

 By John Leland Photographs by Devin Yalkin It was the party of a lifetime, and Shatzi Weisberger wouldn’t have missed it for the world. After all, it was her funeral. Or, as she pronounced it, her FUN-eral. “Come on in,” she said. “There’s lots of food. And a coffin that people are decorating.” And somore>>

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In India, a Quest to Ease the Pain of the Dying

In India, a Quest to Ease the Pain of the Dying

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. TRIVANDRUM, India — It was a neighbor screaming in pain 35 years ago that set Dr. M. R. Rajagopal on the path to his nickname: India’s “father of palliative care.” “He was dying of cancer, with lots of tumors on his face and scalp,” Dr. Rajagopal recalled. “His family askedmore>>

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The King Who Had Four Wives…

The King Who Had Four Wives…

Retold by Subhadra Devi Dasi Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much and wasmore>>

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For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

 By Gina Kolata Ricky Hurst’s doctors told him last year that there was nothing more they could do. His heart was failing and he should get his affairs in order. The end was coming. His family gathered. He spoke to his pastor and resigned himself to death. “If it was meant to be, it wasmore>>

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Another Body.

Another Body.

By Ananda Vrindavaneswari Devi Dasi My family and I were just visiting my mother, Edith, in Boca Raton, Florida to celebrate her 90th Birthday. As we honored her and celebrated her life, she declared that 90 is too old and that people shouldn’t really live that long. Gaura Vani tried to bless her by saying:more>>

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Well Illustrated: Visions at the End of Life

Well Illustrated: Visions at the End of Life

  “Her Soul’s Visit,” from a series about end-of-life experiences by Lynn Randolph, an artist in residence in the palliative care unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.CreditLynn Randolph By Lynn Randolph As an artist in residence on the palliative care floor of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Imore>>

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