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  • When it’s time to die

    October 7, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    A recent study of critical-care physicians at one Southern California hospital system found that more than 1 in 10 patients receiving treatment in their hospitals’ intensive care units were receiving treatments that would not benefit the patient in a meaningful way.  These...

  • Religion rarely part of ICU conversation

    August 31, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a new study finds.

    For many patients and families, religion and spirituality are important near the end of life, and understanding...

  • My Mother’s Mostly Beautiful Heart

    By Reeva Hunter Mandelbaum

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Overall, she has a mostly beautiful heart" is what the cardiologist, my brother's friend, says as we quietly stare at the beating organ on the computer screen. We're waiting for other images, the not-so-beautiful parts, from the lab after her emergency angioplasty.

    "Her beautiful...