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Portugal's president vetoes 2nd version of euthanasia bill

Nov. 30, 2021 05:08 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's president has refused to sign for the second time a parliament-sanctioned bill allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, arguing the wording is imprecise and effectively shelving the piece of legislation until a new parliament and government are...

Georgia couple gives $5M to health system for hospice house

Nov. 28, 2021 00:27 AM EST

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — A new $10 million hospice house planned for the Northeast Georgia Health System was inspired by the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where Diane Stephens’ father received his end-of-life care. Now, she and her husband,...

Lexington woman finds nurse who cared for her dying husband

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — One recent morning at 3 a.m., Kim Gentry took to Facebook to find the “angel nurse” who cared for her husband as he lay dying of COVID at Lexington’s Baptist Health Hospital. Gentry wanted to know if her husband was scared and what he had...

Reforms are bitter pill for some whose kids had brain injury

Nov. 06, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Leanne Lewis was sleeping late on her 26th birthday when she was awakened by the piercing sound of her mother-in-law’s screams: “Brady! Brady! Brady!” Lewis’ 4-year-old son, BradyJ Lee Yarbrough, who had been stricken with catastrophic brain damage...

Wisconsin woman in hospice raises money for humane society

Nov. 06, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — At age 16, when most teenagers are worried about getting their driver’s licenses, Janesville native Stacey Glissendorf had her first of 41 surgeries. As a teenager she started walking with a slight limp. Then she woke up one morning unable to hear. ...

Portugal's parliament backs revised bill allowing euthanasia

Nov. 05, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament approved a reworded bill Friday to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and seriously injured people, after a court blocked the initial version because of what it said was unclear terminology. ...

Lawsuit briefly blocking California assisted death law ends

Nov. 04, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court has formally ended a lawsuit that in 2018 temporarily suspended a California law that allows adults to obtain prescriptions for life-ending drugs, a gap that advocates blamed Thursday for a significant drop in its use that year. ...

Filly euthanized after training accident at Del Mar

Nov. 03, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old filly was fatally injured in an accident during training hours at Del Mar on Wednesday. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Josh Rubinstein announced the death during a safety briefing for the Breeders’ Cup, which will be held at...

Challenge to residency requirements for assisted-suicide law

Oct. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed saying the residency requirements for Oregon’s assisted suicide law violate the U.S. Constitution. Oregon was the first state to legalize medical aid in dying in 1997, when it allowed adult residents with a terminal...

Millennial Money: Scary money tasks to tackle now

Oct. 26, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

There are some things no one wants to think about until they have to, like caregiving for your parents as they age and figuring out what happens to your finances when you die. But planning for these events now can spare you and your loved ones a lot of hassle later on. ...