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We’re Getting Death and Dying All Wrong

Too many people die alone, leaving families to grieve remotely

Photo: Unsplash/Mufid Majnun

One year ago this week, my 85-year-old father knew he’d die soon. Swiftly advancing cancer had left his body failing rapidly. There was nothing left to do but take pain medication and wait. But he was among the lucky, in one respect, and so was his…




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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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